Robert M. Hanks graduated from Saint Augustine's College, in 1977, with a bachelor's degree in History and Government. Since 1988, Robert has been a financial professional in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Robert is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, was a District Manager with AXA from 1993 to 1995, received the Centurion Award in 1998, 1999, 2003 & 2004,

the President’s Cabinet in 1997, 2000 & 2001, National Leaders Corps Awards in 1990, 1995, 1996 & 2005, the Hall of Fame Award in 2004, and the Hallmark I Award in 2004. He is also affiliated with the Raleigh Association of Life Underwriters (RALU), the National Association of Life Underwriters (NALV), and the AXA Advisors Sterling  Group.


Robert resides in Raleigh with his wife, Yvonne. Here he is a member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, the NC Endowment Committee, Nominating Committe and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife have two children, Robert, Jr. and Rosa.