Mark Acre is YAT Team Leader of the Year

July 11th, 2014, 2 Comments ».

NAIFA – Springfield Member is the Fifth Recipient of the Award

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Mark Acre

NAIFA has named Mark Acre the 2014 Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year. Acre, 33, is president of the Nixa, Mo.-based OneSource Insurance Group, a company he launched in 2007.

“NAIFA-Springfield has benefited from Mark’s leadership and service since he joined the NAIFA-Springfield Board of Directors five years ago and then served as president in 2012-2013. He has taken the association to a new level with his dedication and passion for NAIFA and the industry,” said NAIFA President John F. Nichols. “Mark’s leadership is an inspiration to us all.”

While president of NAIFA-Springfield, the association was awarded the Platinum Bobo Award, an award which had not been won by the local since 2006. In addition to president, Acre served as chair of the YAT committee as well as chair of government relations, membership and APIC. He is the incoming secretary treasurer.

The YAT Leader of the Year Award, developed in 2010, recognizes an advisor’s commitment to NAIFA, including service on local, state and national committees and participation in the Leadership in Life Institute (LILI); involvement with state or federal legislative efforts; participation in external service work such as charities; and an ability to inspire others.

“Mark’s professionalism and zeal for service to his customers are outstanding,” said fellow NAIFA member S. Ann Pugh, CFP, of ING Financial Partners in Clinton, Mo. “Mark is dedicated to a working relationship with members of Congress on both a state and national level. He was a tremendous asset during the recent Fly-in to our nation’s capital.”

In addition to his service to NAIFA, Acre is active in his community as a board member for the Rotary Club and the Junior Achievement programs in Springfield. He also is involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Special Olympics and Care to Learn.

As the YAT Leader of the Year, Acre will be recognized during the 2014 NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting in San Diego in September.

For more information on NAIFA’s Young Advisors Team (YAT), visit



NAIFA Member Receives Penn Mutual’s Financial Professional of the Year Award

May 8th, 2014, Comments Off.

ruckerJason-Ruckerbw30_150The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, a more than 167-year-old company, is pleased to announce that NAIFA member Jason Rucker, CFP, of Cambridge Financial Services in Chandler, Ariz., has been honored with the 2013 Financial Professional of the Year Award.

This award recognizes a Penn Mutual financial professional who demonstrates the highest standards of continuing education, performance and ethics in helping clients achieve a lifetime of financial well-being. In order to earn this recognition, the financial professional must be a registered representative of Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. (HTK) who has earned the CLU, the ChFC or the CFP designations, and has qualified for Leaders Conferences.

“Throughout his career with Penn Mutual and HTK, Jason has been committed to putting all of his clients on the right path to developing and achieving each of their unique financial goals,” says William J. Stevens, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, vice president of Penn Mutual’s Career Agency System. “We are proud to honor Jason and his devotion to his career with the prestigious Financial Professional of the Year award and are excited for his continued growth with our company for years to come.”

A 17-year industry veteran, Rucker has been affiliated with Penn Mutual since 2000. During that time he has won a number of company awards, including the 2010 Career Agency System (CAS) Silver Medal, the 2008 CAS Bronze Medal, the 2007 CAS Gold Medal, the 2007 CAS Life Sales Leader award, as well as several Century Club awards.

Rucker has also been a member of the Penn Mutual STAR program since 2010, which recognizes the company’s top performing and most consistent life producers, and a member of HTK’s Peak top producer program since 2010. He is a qualifying member of MDRT’s Court of the Table and Top of the Table, and has served on the Board of Directors of Penn Mutual’s Producers’ Advisory Council.


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