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Thomas P. Tooley, ChFC®, CLU®, Elected To The American College’s Board Of Trustees

BRYN MAWR, PA – February 5, 2013 -- The American College announced today that Thomas P. Tooley, ChFC®, CLU®, Senior Vice President and Head of Insurance Solutions Distribution at Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., has been named as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.

“Tom is a proven leader and will be an exceptional addition to our Board of Trustees,” said Todd M. Schoon, CLU®, ChFC®, JD, Executive Vice President – Agencies, Northwestern Mutual, and Chair of The American College’s Board of Trustees. “His financial services knowledge and experience are a perfect match for The College as the institution works to help professionals achieve career success and represent their interests with key decision-makers.

In his current position at Lincoln, Tooley is responsible for leading the distribution initiatives associated with Lincoln's life insurance and executive benefits businesses.

He joined Lincoln in 2010 as National Sales Manager, Independent Planner Channel. In September of 2011, Tooley was also named Senior Vice President and Head of Insurance Solutions Distribution, a title he holds concurrently with his previous appointment.

Earlier in his career, Tooley served as a senior executive responsible for Life Insurance

Distribution at The Hartford. He also held leadership positions with Travelers Life & Annuity, Smith Barney and Citigroup, and Aetna Life & Casualty.

Tooley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1986, he earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®); the world's most respected designation of insurance expertise. In addition, Tooley has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) credential from The American College – widely regarded as highest standard of knowledge and trust for financial planning professionals. He is also registered with FINRA and holds Series 6, 7, 22, 24, and 63 licenses.

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Tooley will be one of 44 members of The American College’s Board of Trustees. The President of the Board of Trustees is Larry Barton, Ph.D., CAP®, President and CEO of The American College.

The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 86 years. The American College’s faculty represents some of the financial services industry’s foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit

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