NAIFA Member Celebrates 65 Years at MassMutual

April 10th, 2014, Comments Off.

BraunBill14_150NAIFA member William J. (Bill) Braun, CLU, AEP, former native of Belleville, Illinois, recently celebrated an important milestone–he has had only one job for the past 65 years and considers himself lucky to have it.

Braun started in the life insurance profession in 1949, after serving in the navy during World War II. He joined the Decatur office of WestPoint Financial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) 65 years ago after his military service.

His work with the MassMutual agency was his first professional job. He joined the navy immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois with a major in marketing and has represented the financial-services firm continuously to the current date.

Along the way, Braun has served the industry in many capacities. He is past president of the Decatur Life Underwriters and the Central Illinois Chapter of Financial Service Professionals. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Decatur.

On the national level, Braun is past president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and of the National Association of Estate Planners. He served on the board of The American College and is also a life member of the MDRT.

Braun is grateful to his many clients and looks forward to continuing to serve their financial and estate-insurance needs.

 

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Industry pioneer Al Granum honored

March 27th, 2014, Comments Off.
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Al Granum, CLU 1924-2014

The American College created an academic Center to honor industry pioneer and longtime NAIFA member Al Granum, who passed away earlier this year.

The Center is funded through gifts from Northwestern Mutual. This month, and every March going forward, the Center will share a sampling of timeless Granum industry principles and best practices. Visit this site for perspective from Al Granum and current financial professionals who relate his teachings to their practice today.

 

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