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Serio to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Round Table of New York will recognize Gregory Serio, Esq., the former Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York and Executive Director of NAIFA–NYS with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its Annual Black Tie Dinner on December 5, 2016. Serio, a Partner and Managing Director of Park Strategies LLC, was significantly involved in New York State’s and ...

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IN MEMORIAM—Paul M. Smith Sr.

NAIFA is sorry to report the death of past NALU (now NAIFA) Treasurer Paul Smith Sr., CLU. Smith passed away at the age of 83. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Accounting from Rockhurst University. He was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fringe Benefits Design, Inc., of Overland Park, Kansas, an employee-benefits administration and insurance ...

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NAIFA Members Inducted Into Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame

On July 26, John P. Dewald, CLU, ChFC, John R. Milam, CLU, and Dennis R. Stephen, all current or former (retired) NAIFA members, were inducted into the Robert E. Musto Tennessee Insurance Hall Of Fame located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. Milam, a member of NAIFA-Knoxville, has been a NAIFA member for 40 years and was the ...

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Advisor Today Announces Recipients of the 2016 Four Under Forty Awards

NAIFA’s Advisor Today is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Four Under Forty Awards designed to recognize outstanding NAIFA members who achieve excellence in their profession before or by the age of 40. “Advisor Today’s Four Under Forty Award recipients reflect the bright future of our strong industry,” said NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, CAE. “Each of them has ...

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D. Scott Brennan to Receive the 2016 John Newton Russell Memorial Award

The life insurance industry’s highest honor will be presented to Scott Brennan at the NAIFA’s Performance + Purpose Conference in September as a tribute to his more than 35 years of service and contributions to the industry.

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Petersen Expands with New Regional VP Hire

Petersen International Underwriters has announced the hiring of Todd Shield as a Regional Vice President of the firm. Shield previously worked at Assurity Life Insurance Company as Manager of Disability Income Products. He is a nationally recognized personality of the disability insurance industry, and was elected the 2016 President of the International Disability Insurance Society. “We are ecstatic to have ...

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NAIFA Secretary Inducted into Ameritas Hall of Fame

Gillies is also Past-President of NAIFA-Greater New Orleans, where he was honored as Advisor of the Year for 1998, and of NAIFA-Louisiana, where he reveived the 2003 President’s Award and the 2007 Arthur Abramson Member of the Year Award.

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