Petersen Expands with New Regional VP Hire

May 18th, 2016, No Comments, be the first ».

petersenPetersen International Underwriters has announced the hiring of Todd Shield as a Regional Vice President of the firm. Shield previously worked at Assurity Life Insurance Company as Manager of Disability Income Products. He is a nationally recognized personality of the disability insurance industry, and was elected the 2016 President of the International Disability Insurance Society.

“We are ecstatic to have Todd join our team,” reported Thomas Petersen, Vice President of Petersen International, “We look forward to his unique knowledge of the market and circle of influence to help Petersen International further expand marketing reach throughout the country.”

Petersen International Underwriters specializes in extraordinary disability insurance programs for high-net-worth individuals, small businesses and large corporations. You can contact the firm at 800-345-8816 or at

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NAIFA Secretary Inducted into Ameritas Hall of Fame

April 8th, 2016, Comments Off on NAIFA Secretary Inducted into Ameritas Hall of Fame.

NAIFA Secretary Keith Gillies, CFP, CLU, ChFC,  has been inducted into the Ameritas Hall of Fame. Gillies is the Managing Partner of Wealth Solutions, LLC, a financial planning, business consulting and asset management firm in La Place, LA.

Gillies is a leading representative of both UNIFI and Ameritas Investment Corp., where he serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Field Advisory Cabinet. He is an honor graduate of Tulane University (MBA) and of the University of New Orleans (BA).

Gillies is also Past-President of NAIFA-Greater New Orleans, where he was honored as Advisor of the Year for 1998, and of NAIFA-Louisiana, where he reveived the 2003 President’s Award and the 2007 Arthur Abramson Member of the Year Award.