PARK RIDGE, Ill. (September 5, 2013) – The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, announced the appointment of Michelle L. Hoesly, CLU, ChFC, to President and Mark J. Hanna, CLU, ChFC, to Secretary of the organization’s Executive Committee, effective Sept. 1, 2013.
Serving as the 88th President, Hoesly, of Norfolk, Va., will lead the association of more than 38,000 international members for a one-year term. Hoesly has been a 34-year member of MDRT and has been recognized with several professional merits, with three Court of the Table and nine Top of the Table honors. She is also a Legion of Honor Excalibur Knight-level donor for contributing a cumulative USD 100,000 to the MDRT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MDRT. Hoesly is also a member of its 2013 Inner Circle Society, a distinguished group of donors who have supported the MDRT Foundation with annual gifts totaling USD 5,000 or more.
As President, Hoesly will work with the Executive Committee to guide the committee in its goal to ensure MDRT remains a thriving association that continues to offer opportunities for members to broaden their expertise and grow their businesses.She will ensure that MDRT continues to educate members about the vital role the advisor plays in helping clients protect their families and businesses with life insurance.
“We are blessed with a talented and involved membership that helps MDRT to continue to be recognized as the global leader in financial services. I look forward to leading the brightest financial service professionals to even greater levels of professional and personal success with the best resources in the industry,” said Hoesly.
Hoesly succeeds 30-year MDRT member D. Scott Brennan of South Bend, Ind., who will become the Immediate Past President. Caroline A. Banks, APFS, a 24-year MDRT member of London, England, will serve as First Vice President, and Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC, a 25-year MDRT member of Nashville, Ill., will serve as Second Vice President.
As the newest member of the Executive Committee, Hanna, of Concord, Calif., is a 25-year member of the association and holds three Court of the Table and 14 Top of the Table honors. He is also a Royal Order Excalibur Knight in recognition of his cumulative contribution to the MDRT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MDRT. Hanna is also a member of its 2013 Inner Circle Society.
“I have always felt that MDRT represented the very best of financial services professionals in our industry. In my new role, I will continually improve the services and leadership MDRT provides members by giving, promoting and protecting the association’s mission of excellent client service,” said Hanna.
Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is an international, independent association of more than 38,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 450 companies in 74 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.
About the MDRT Foundation
The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the MDRT Foundation has donated more than USD 28 million to charitable organizations serving people in 67 countries and all 50 U.S. states. The majority of these funds were raised by MDRT members and financial services industry partners. The mission of the MDRT Foundation is to increase member and industry participation, and to give funds to worthwhile charitable organizations throughout the world. Knights are the Foundation’s most loyal supporters, having given $2,000 or more in lifetime contributions. Platinum Knight donors have given a minimum of $25,000 in cumulative contributions.