Graystone Insurance Agency

About Graystone Insurance Agency

Mary Hendrickson
Managing Partner

Mary Hendrickson has a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth and a Master's degree in Sociology/Family Therapy from the University of North Texas in Denton. Mary became a certified Mediator through the National Association of Dispute Resolution in 1998, and received her Group 1 Life and Health Agent license in 2003.

In 1998, Mary joined USpersonnel, a leading provider of Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) solutions. While working at USpersonnel, Mary served as an Officer and Vice President of Human Resource Services. Mary's responsibilities included the oversight of Human Resources, Benefits, Customer Service and Payroll for clients in up to 42 states.

In 2005, Mary founded M-core Consulting Group, LLC, a Human Resource Consulting firm. In January of 2006, Mary joined Ward Marketing, as Director of Operations. In December 2010, Mary purchased a controlling interest, so that Mr. Ward could spend more time fishing… The business has been renamed Graystone Insurance Agency, LLC.

Mary is very active in a number of different ministries through her church, serves with the Junior League of Arlington, and is on the Board of Directors for Cardiovascular Home Health Care. In 2013 Mary began a new journey as a Foster Parent. In December 2014, Mary was blessed by the finalization of the adoption of her son, Andrew. They reside in Pantego.

Joe Ward


Joe Ward is a partner with Graystone Insurance Agency. He is a licensed Life and Health Agent. Joe has a Masters' Degree and over 19 years of experience in the insurance business. He been certified by NAHU as a professional consultant on the Affordable Care Act.

Joe specializes in Group Life and Health products for businesses as well as health insurance for individuals. His works with clients ranging in size from small mom and pop shops to corporations of over 9,000 employees. Joe also has extensive experience in procuring benefit plans for employee leasing companies and their clients. He holds state insurance licenses are in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Georgia and South Carolina.

Joe and his wife Rebecca have 4 grown children. They reside in Arlington. He is an avid fisherman, baseball player and an active leader in Youth Ministry at his church.