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NAIFA Members Strongly Represented Among NAILBA’s ID Twenty Award Winners

NAILBA’s 2019 ID Twenty Awards recognize the “most courageous innovators and visionaries who have important contributions to the insurance profession” in independent distribution. NAIFA would like to congratulate all of the winners and particularly the seven who are NAIFA members: Keith M. Gillies, CFP, MBA, NAIFA-Louisiana and national Past-President Brian Haney, CFS, CLTC, CFBS, CIS, LACP, NAIFA-Maryland Sheryl J. Moore, ...

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NAIFA Officials to Participate in Mutual of Omaha Advisors Tampa Office Ribbon Cutting

Mutual of Omaha Advisors of Northern Florida will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 24 at 11 A.M. for its new office at 7650 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Suite 150 in Tampa, Fla. At least 30 staff members including 25 advisors will operate out of the new office, serving insurance and financial services clients throughout Northern and Central Florida, including ...

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Tingle Named President and CEO of John Hancock Insurance

John Hancock has named Brooks Tingle, president and CEO of John Hancock Insurance. Tingle, who has served in this role on an interim basis since last summer, assumes his current role permanently, effective immediately. Linda Levyne, CLU, CFC, was named senior vice president, head of Sales and Distribution, also for John Hancock Insurance. “As John Hancock continues on its journey ...

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Women in Insurance & Financial Services Honors Several Women

The Women in Insurance & Financial Services recently honored several outstanding women during its annual awards ceremony held in Minneapolis. The following awards were presented: WOMAN OF THE YEAR The 2017 recipient is Susan Combs, president of Combs & Company. This is the highest level of recognition that a WIFS member can receive from her peers and honors an individual ...

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New York Life Names Lizzie Dipp Metzger 2017 Council President

New York Life has named Lizzie Dipp Metzger, CFP, AEP, as its 2017 Council President.  The first Hispanic woman to receive this award, Metzger ranked as the top advisor among New York Life’s more than 12,000 licensed agents and advisors, based on production, while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Metzger is also a past recipient of ...

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Ohio National President and CEO to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Round Table of New York will recognize Ohio National Financial Services President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Gary T. “Doc” Huffman, CLU, ChFC, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 99th Anniversary Black Tie this December in New York City. The Round Table of New York offers this annual award to an individual who has made significant contributions ...

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Joseph Belth to Receive the 2017 John Newton Russell Memorial Award

The life insurance industry’s highest honor will be presented at NAIFA’s Performance + Purpose Conference in September as a tribute to his more than 50 years of service and dedication to the industry. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is proud to announce Joseph M. Belth, CLU, Ph. D., Editor of The Insurance Forum, as the recipient of ...

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Guardian CEO Honored for Dedication to Project Renewal

Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO of Guardian, was recently honored by Project Renewal, a nonprofit organization that empowers homeless New Yorkers to renew their lives through comprehensive medical, housing and job programs. Project Renewal raised over $1.5 million at its 27th Annual Gala Benefit and Auction, held June 8 at Spring Studios. Mulligan is a former member of Project Renewal’s ...

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NAIFA names Kevin Ross 2017 Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year

NAIFA–Northern Colorado Member is the Eighth Recipient of the Award NAIFA has named Kevin Ross, the 2017 Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year. Ross, 38, is an agency owner of American Family Life Insurance Company, past president and current national committeeperson of NAIFA–Northern Colorado, and government relations chair and past president of NAIFA–Colorado. “I would like to congratulate Kevin ...

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Gellar Elected President of Women in Insurance and Financial Services

Evelyn Gellar, senior vice president at Empire Wealth Strategies, a Penn Mutual New York agency, was elected president of the Women in Insurance and Financial Services. WIFS is the only association within the insurance and financial services industry devoted to promoting the advancement of women. “We’re honored to have someone like Evelyn as part of our Penn Mutual family,” says ...

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