SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 1, 2013) — The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors' representative governing body, the National Council, has elected new officers and trustees at the 2013 NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting, held in San Antonio Sept. 28–Oct 1.
NAIFA’s new president is John Nichols, CLU, MSM, of Disability Resource Group, Inc. in Chicago. Joining Nichols on NAIFA’s Executive Committee are: President-elect Juli Y. McNeely, CFP, CLU, LUTCF, of McNeely Financial Services in Spencer, Wis.; Treasurer Matthew S. Tassey, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, of Principal Financial Group in Portland, Maine; and Secretary Jules O. Gaudreau, Jr., ChFC, CIC of The Gaudreau Group, Inc. in Wilbraham, MA
After serving his one-year term as president, Robert O. Smith, CLU, ChFC, JD, of Northwestern Mutual in Grand Rapids, Mich., becomes immediate past president, and will remain a member of NAIFA’s Executive Committee.
Elected to the board for the first time are: Jill M. Judd, LUTCF, FSS, of State Farm Insurance Co. in Capitola, Calif.; Michael G. Nash, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, of M.G. Nash Financial Solutions, Inc. in Sioux City, IA; Gregory T. Toscano, LUTCF, of Johnson Insurance Consultants in Duluth, Minn.
Remaining on the board as trustees are: Kevin L. Bell, CLU, ChFC, JD, of Guardian in Indianapolis; Michael O. Brown, LUTCF, of MassMutual Financial Group in Oklahoma City; Bob Buxman, LUTCF, of NAIFA-Oregon in Portland; Thomas M. Cothron, LUTCF, of Southern Farm Bureau Life of Ocala, Fla.; John S. Holmes, III, LUTCF, of New York Life in Knoxville, Tenn.; Matthew S. Huntington, CLU, LUTCF, Farmers Insurance in Aurora, Colo.; Lisa Laliberte, CLU, ChFC, CASL, of State Farm Insurance Companies in Lewiston, Maine.
Appointed to a one-year term is Edward G. Deutschlander, CLU, CLF, of North Star Resource Group in Minneapolis, Minn.
About NAIFA: Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA is one of the nation’s oldest and largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.