IN MEMORIAM—Paul M. Smith Sr.

August 30th, 2016, Comments Off on IN MEMORIAM—Paul M. Smith Sr..

NAIFA is sorry to report the death of past NALU (now NAIFA) Treasurer Paul Smith Sr., CLU. Smith passed away at the age of 83.

PaulSmithSr_2016Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Accounting from Rockhurst University. He was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fringe Benefits Design, Inc., of Overland Park, Kansas, an employee-benefits administration and insurance agency founded in the late 1960s.

Smith was NALU Treasurer for 13 years, a member of the Missouri Association of Life Underwriters and the Kansas City Life Underwriters Association. He was also a lifetime MDRT member and life insurance Salesman of the Year for three decades at Security Mutual Life Insurance Company. Always ready with a joke, he lit up a room and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ann Smith, several siblings, five children, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ayo Mseka

NAIFA Members Inducted Into Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame

August 2nd, 2016, Comments Off on NAIFA Members Inducted Into Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame.

On July 26, John P. Dewald, CLU, ChFC, John R. Milam, CLU, and Dennis R. Stephen, all current or former (retired) NAIFA members, were inducted into the Robert E. Musto Tennessee Insurance Hall Of Fame located on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Milam, a member of NAIFA-Knoxville, has been a NAIFA member for 40 years and was the president of NAIFA-Tennessee for 2001-2002. Stephen, a member of NAIFA-Middle Tennessee, joined NAIFA 41 years ago and was one of the first Farm Bureau agents in the state. Dewald, of Memphis, is retired from the industry but was a NAIFA member for more than 40 years.

Congratulations to all three on this well-deserved recognition of their professional success.