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Loyal NAIFA Member Gilbert Mares Wins the Will G. Farrell Public Service Award

By NAIFA on 6/3/22 10:39 AM

Congratulations to loyal NAIFA member Gilbert Mares, MPA, LUTCF, 2022 winner of the prestigious Will G. Farrell Public Service Award!

Topics: #NAIFAProud Member Congratulations! Leaders Award
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Obstacles Can Become Opportunities and a New LACP Certification

By Mark Briscoe on 5/31/22 12:36 PM

Obstacles can open a whole new world of opportunities for growth and success. Han Suk Kim, a New York Life financial professional and agent, took every obstacle thrown his way with grace and resiliency, cultivating a successful career and giving back to the community in Fort Lee, NJ. 

Han Suk Kim, CLTC, LACP, Chairman’s Council 2021; The Chairman’s Council is an annual New York Life recognition program based on agent production from July 1-June 30. Kim has achieved membership with The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) since his first year with New York Life and has been a NAIFA member since 2008. The Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry. Kim is an established agent and financial professional who has been with New York Life for over 16 years in Fort Lee, NJ, with an impressive record of accomplishments. 

Topics: Member LACP Talent Development Center Life Annuity Certified Professional (LACP) Program
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Steve Walker Named as E4's VP of Institutional Accounts

By NAIFA on 4/7/22 10:00 AM

Congratulations to NAIFA member Steve Walker, CLTC, LUTCF, on joining NAIFA educational partner E4 Insurance Services as Vice President of Institutional Accounts.

Walker has been a loyal NAIFA member since 2009 and was honored with Advisor Today’s 4 Under 40Award in 2021. For over 13 years, he has served Main Street USA, dedicated to finding the right solution for each person who walks through his door. He is committed to NAIFA's political advocacy, fighting for his clients and the insurance and financial services industry.

Topics: #NAIFAProud Member Congratulations!
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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Christopher Faulk

By Ronan Friend on 4/1/22 9:21 AM

When Christopher Faulk started out in the financial services industry, he could tell there was something missing. As a commercial loan officer, he was helping people, but there were other aspects of his clients’ financial pictures that weren’t being addressed. He wanted to offer a more comprehensive financial service. 

In 2019, Faulk joined New York Life, and their holistic approach to addressing clients’ needs was exactly what he was looking for. Now, he protects families as an insurance agent and helps clients with their investment needs as a registered representative.

Topics: Life Insurance & Annuities Financial Planning Member Member Profile New Member Profile Insurance
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Loyal NAIFA Member Louis Brownstone Featured in Broker World

By NAIFA on 3/15/22 1:16 PM

Loyal NAIFA-CA member Louis H. Brownstone, CLTC, proposes a new solution for long-term care insurance planning in a recent Broker World article. Brownstone is the owner of California Long Term Care Insurance. A NAIFA member since 2007, he is the Government Relations/APIC IFAPAC Chair for NAIFA-San Francisco Peninsula and a NAIFA Financial Security Advocate.

Congratulations, Louis. We're #NAIFAproud of your commitment and dedication to our industry.

Topics: Long-Term Care Retirement Planning Financial Planning Member Planning in Advance
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Meet Loyal Member, Marty Peters

By David Lahoud on 12/1/21 12:27 PM

Loyal NAIFA Member Marty Peters has been a part of NAIFA (then NALU) since 1968 and is now serving the community he is a part of in Solana Beach and Del Mar, California. Peters started out his career while working on his master's degree, having a job offered to him that started him in the financial services industry, leading him to stop his Master's degree and focus on the position he was offered. He initially found a different job that had less than desirable actions against the benefits of the customers they were assisting and moved on from that position after a bit. He was then convinced by his family to investigate the life insurance business. After a bit of convincing and learning that his education was paid for by his father’s life insurance, Peters interviewed with a few companies and secured a position with one, starting his journey in the career.

Topics: Member Loyal Member

Join NAIFA’s Political Advocacy Work

By David Lahoud on 11/16/21 8:15 AM

NAIFA’s Advisor Today reports on NAIFA's advocacy successes and challenges, as well as the association's fall membership campaign: "Taxation Needs Representation." The campaign highlights what you, as a NAIFA member, can do to strengthen NAIFA’s advocacy voice in the face of a daunting threat to our industry. While the "Taxation Needs Representation" campaign confronts the issue of federal taxation, its call to action — effective advocacy requires member participation — applies to interstate and state advocacy issues, too.

Topics: Advocacy Member Advisor Today
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Weigner Insurance, a NAIFA 100% Agency, Highlights the Importance of Family

By Mark Briscoe on 7/29/21 3:07 PM

For Carina Hatfield, LUTCF, CLCS, LACP, Owner of Weigner Insurance and Financial Services in Pottstown, PA, providing business owners and other members of her community with financial security and insurance solutions runs in the family. As a third-generation financial professional, she follows in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. The Weigner Insurance team includes Hatfield's sister, Trish May, a loyal NAIFA member since 2013, and new Sales Associate Sally Shaw of New York. Weigner Insurance recently signed on as the newest NAIFA 100% Agency

Topics: Member NAIFA 100% Agency

NAIFA Mourns the Loss of Jack Cholakian

By NAIFA on 12/22/20 7:05 PM

NAIFA is mourning the loss of long-time member Jack Cholakian. A NAIFA member since 1965, Cholakian was the oldest “YAT at Heart” of NAIFA-Chicagoland and supported nearly every event that NAIFA-Chicagoland hosted. He was a true believer in NAIFA and a very strong promoter of NAIFA for many years.

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