Phillip C. Richards, Chairman and CEO of North Star Resource Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been inducted into the Securian Hall of Fame, commemorating his significant contributions to the values, practices, culture and success of Securian Financial Group, Inc.
The award is Securian’s highest. It goes to a financial advisor, managing partner of a firm in the Securian Financial Network, or corporate employee who has made significant contributions to the values, practices, culture, and overall success of Securian Financial Group.
“The value of Phil Richards’ contributions to the growth and success of this company is incalculable,” says George Connolly, senior vice president, Securian Financial Group, and leader of the company’s Career Advisor Distribution Unit. “Phil is in exceptionally good company as a Securian Hall of Fame honoree. It is a token of our esteem for all that he has done to help build the Securian Financial Network.”
The Securian Hall of Fame is the most recent in a long list of industry honors bestowed on Richards. In 1969, he acquired North Star Resource Group, which has received the prestigious Master Firm Award by GAMA International every year since 1988. He was inducted into the GAMA International Hall of Fame in 2005 and is the only firm leader in the world to receive the International Management Award from GAMA International every year since its inception in 1972.
In 2007, Richards received the 66th annual John Newton Russell Memorial Award, the highest honor awarded by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.