NAIFA Members Honored by Gama International

Langdon Ford Financial partners John Langdon and Marc Del Gaudio were presented with GAMA International’s James H. Krueger First in Class Award for outstanding leadership and production. GAMA also presented North Star Resource Group’s vice president and field director Mark Bonnett with its Brian Early Front Line Excellence Award for outstanding leadership.

Langdon and Del Gaudio, based in Parsippany, New Jersey, and Bonnett, based in North Star’s Phoenix office, are affiliated with the Securian Financial Network, the sales and distribution arm of Securian Financial Group.

Marc Del Gaudio

John Langdon

GAMA International created the First in Class Award in 2000 to recognize first-line leaders in the insurance, investment and financial-services industry. Langdon and Del Gaudio, who received their award at GAMA International’s annual conference in Orlando, were honored for excellence in recruiting, training and production.

“It was one of the greatest honors our firm has ever received,” Langdon said. “We are proud to share this First in Class award with our team of talented financial advisors and staff members who did the heavy lifting to help provide financial security for their clients.”

Langdon and Del Gaudio are MDRT members, have served on Securian Financial Services’ Advisory Board, and are active community volunteers.

GAMA International created the Brian Early Front Line Excellence Award to recognize front-line leaders in the insurance, investment and financial-services industry who excel at recruiting, training and sales management. Bonnett, who received his award at GAMA’s annual conference, was named Securian’s Diamond Field Director in 2010 and 2011.

Mark Bonnett

“The Brian Early award is extra special because I had the pleasure to work with Brian on several GAMA initiatives,” said Bonnett, referring to the Northwestern Mutual Managing Partner and GAMA board member who died in a 2007 plane crash. “Brian stressed the importance of protecting our industry for future generations. That is why I am committed to hiring and training inexperienced advisors, the future of our industry.”

In addition to GAMA, Bonnett is an active MDRT member and a frequent speaker on financial topics in Arizona and surrounding states.