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Mark Briscoe

Mark Briscoe

Mark Briscoe is NAIFA's Senior Director of Strategic Communications

Recent posts by Mark Briscoe

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Primary Financial Advisors Are All-In on NAIFA and Serving Clients’ Financial Needs

By Mark Briscoe on 6/21/21 2:37 PM

“Belonging” and “membership” are concepts that come naturally to the advisors at Primary Financial, a premier Penn Mutual agency in Edison, NJ, and the newest NAIFA 100% Agency. Collaboration and working together are ingrained in the firm’s culture and reflected by the value the agency places on mentorships and its support for NAIFA.

With approximately 40 insurance and financial professionals, Primary Financial is known for having many experienced advisors. As it brings on new advisors, it pairs them with the firm’s well-seasoned professionals.

6 min read

The State of NAIFA: Q2 2021

By Mark Briscoe on 5/13/21 12:18 PM

NAIFA President Tom Michel

NAIFA has come through the COVID-19 pandemic and remains strong with momentum to move us forward through Year Three after NAIFA’s reformation at the beginning of 2019, President Tom Michel told attendees of the State of NAIFA Q2 webinar.

Topics: Advocacy NAIFA Events LACP
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Centric Advisors, a NAIFA 100% Agency, Takes Financial Planning to the Next Level

By Mark Briscoe on 3/30/21 9:29 AM

Being a great financial planning firm simply wasn’t enough for Centric Advisors in Houston, a NAIFA 100% Agency. Zac Majors, CFP, RICP, CLU, CLF, and his partner Oscar Mondragon, CFP, zeroed in on what their clients really needed and built an innovative firm that provides families, business owners, and retirees with what Centric calls “financial life management.”

Topics: Member Profile Membership
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Why the Insurance and Financial Services Industry Needs More Female African American Advisors

By Mark Briscoe on 2/26/21 3:56 PM

Mary Greene is a Black woman who became a financial advisor with Prudential after working for several Fortune 500 firms in other industries. Prudential offered four things she says are necessary for young advisors to make it: Name recognition among prospective clients, a strong training program, solid support from her manager and managing director, and a feeling of confidence that she “could flourish and really bring some great things to the clients because of the needs of the African American community.”

Topics: Talent Development Center Diversity & Inclusivity
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NAIFA Celebrates Black History Month: John Merrick and Alonzo Herndon Were Life Insurance Industry Pioneers

By Mark Briscoe on 2/18/21 9:22 AM

John Merrick and Alonzo Herndon were successful turn-of-the-twentieth-century entrepreneurs who recognized that Black families had a growing need for life insurance. They also saw that need was not being met in the Jim Crow South. Both men were born into slavery, Merrick in North Carolina and Herndon in Georgia. Both, coincidentally, made their first entrances into the business world as barbers who prospered and opened multiple shops.

Topics: Talent Development Center Diversity & Inclusivity
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NAIFA Welcomes New Member: Crystal Nguyen

By Mark Briscoe on 8/11/20 3:44 PM

Crystal Nguyen is Sales Manager with MassMutual Texas Gulf Coast and a new NAIFA member. She began her first job in the insurance and financial services industry because it seemed like a good option for her. “I sort of fell into it,” she said. But she has developed a successful career because of her passion for serving clients.

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Coronovirus Brings Uncertainty, but Financial Professionals Keep Clients Focused on the Long-Term

By Mark Briscoe on 3/11/20 9:36 AM

Uncertainty surrounding the international coronavirus outbreak has created stock market volatility and obvious public health concerns that have many American feeling anxious. At times like this, having a sound financial plan and working with a qualified insurance and financial professional can reassure consumers and provide them with a solid financial footing.

Topics: Financial Wellness
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NAIFA Announces Partnership with Females & Finance

By Mark Briscoe on 1/2/20 1:26 PM

Online Networking Group Works to Build a Diverse & Inclusive Financial Services Industry

Topics: NAIFA
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Thanksgiving Wishes for You and Yours

By Mark Briscoe on 11/26/19 2:38 PM

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

Topics: NAIFA CEO
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NAIFA Represented at AAIFPA Conference

By Mark Briscoe on 11/11/19 2:59 PM

Lily Fong and Emily Cabbage
Topics: NAIFA

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