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Dr. Johnson to Lead The American College

The Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services has named Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, as president and CEO, beginning October 1, 2014. Dr. Johnson’s extensive scholarship, experience in investment management, and results in building global awareness for financial services education, make him uniquely qualified to lead The American College. “Dr. Johnson will continue The American ...

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Mark Acre is YAT Team Leader of the Year

NAIFA – Springfield Member is the Fifth Recipient of the Award NAIFA has named Mark Acre the 2014 Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year. Acre, 33, is president of the Nixa, Mo.-based OneSource Insurance Group, a company he launched in 2007. “NAIFA-Springfield has benefited from Mark’s leadership and service since he joined the NAIFA-Springfield Board of Directors five years ...

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NAIFA Member Receives Penn Mutual’s Financial Professional of the Year Award

The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, a more than 167-year-old company, is pleased to announce that NAIFA member Jason Rucker, CFP, of Cambridge Financial Services in Chandler, Ariz., has been honored with the 2013 Financial Professional of the Year Award. This award recognizes a Penn Mutual financial professional who demonstrates the highest standards of continuing education, performance and ethics in ...

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NAIFA Member Celebrates 65 Years at MassMutual

NAIFA member William J. (Bill) Braun, CLU, AEP, former native of Belleville, Illinois, recently celebrated an important milestone–he has had only one job for the past 65 years and considers himself lucky to have it. Braun started in the life insurance profession in 1949, after serving in the navy during World War II. He joined the Decatur office of WestPoint ...

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Industry pioneer Al Granum honored

The American College created an academic Center to honor industry pioneer and longtime NAIFA member Al Granum, who passed away earlier this year. The Center is funded through gifts from Northwestern Mutual. This month, and every March going forward, the Center will share a sampling of timeless Granum industry principles and best practices. Visit this site for perspective from Al ...

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Aflac Named a “World’s Most Admired Company”

Aflac has again been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. This is the 13th time that Aflac has appeared on this prestigious list. The annual survey, conducted by FORTUNE and the Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, is given to top executives, directors and financial analysts, to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations ...

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NAIFA’s Juli McNeely presents Platinum BOBO Award to Cedar Rapids

Congratulations to NAIFA-Cedar Rapids, which accepted its fourth consecutive Platinum BOBO Award during a luncheon last month.   Pictured (from left): Josh Rice (NAIFA Cedar Rapids President), Ryan Bosch, Joshua Katcher, Juli McNeely, Greg Johnson, Larry Witzel, Eric Kaestner, and Barry Johnson (NAIFA Iowa President).

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NAILBA recognizes NAIFA-TN’s Jack Dewald for ‘distinction in brokerage’

Congratulations to NAIFA-Memphis Past President Jack Dewald for receiving the 2013  Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence by the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies. NAILBA presented the award Nov. 22 at its conference in Dallas. Jack also is a past chair of the LIFE Foundation and has served in many leadership positions within NAIFA. In presenting the award, Dexter ...

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NAIFA Member Named Sales Manager at Navigon Financial Group

The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company recently announced that Jonathan Self has been appointed sales manager of Navigon Financial Group, Penn Mutual’s career agency located in Raleigh, N.C.

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