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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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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
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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Crystal Nguyen

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

Crystal Nguyen is a 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.

Topics: Member Spotlight New Member Profile
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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

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Thanksgiving Wishes for You and Yours

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

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

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NAIFA Represented at AAIFPA Conference

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

Lily Fong and Emily Cabbage
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NAIFA CEO Mayeux Attends LIMRA Conference

By Mark Briscoe on 10/29/19 2:59 PM

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux is attending the 2019 LIMRA Annual Conference in Boston along with colleagues from around the industry, including senior executives from dozens of leading insurance and financial services firms. To see Mayeux's tweets from the conference, follow him on Twitter.

Topics: Grow Your Business
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NAIFA Members Strongly Represented Among NAILBA’s ID Twenty Award Winners

By Mark Briscoe on 10/28/19 8:58 AM

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:

Topics: People News
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NAIFA and ACLI Working Together for the Industry, Financial Professionals and Consumers

By Mark Briscoe on 10/14/19 3:16 PM

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux is attending the Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) annual conference in Boston, Oct. 13-15. Watch for Kevin’s tweets (@KevinMayeux) on goings on at the event.

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The Life and Annuities Certified Professional (LACP) Accreditation Continues to Gain Corporate Support

By Mark Briscoe on 10/1/19 9:07 AM

The Principal Financial Group is the latest company to support the nationally accredited LACP mark of distinction for financial services professionals that work in life and annuities.


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