Compassion, humility, sincerity, caring, authenticity, helping others, being blessed, seeing the good, focusing on helping customers during difficulty — these sentiments and more were heard again and again at the NAIFA-LA awards and FSP-LA/Pasadena awards event, held virtually on Feb. 18, 2021.
A pandemic-respecting Zoom gathering for the 68th annual Will G. Farrell Public Se rvice Award and Recognition Event was expertly organized by Executive Director Janet Fishman. It attracted 68 people to listen to speakers and honor colleagues — from new agents and quality leaders, to industry veterans receiving their highest honor. That honor — the Will G. Farrell Public Service Award (complete with trophy)
— went to Lynne Rosenberg, a 36 year NAIFA member, and the founder and owner Innovative Solutions Insurance Services. “I’m passionate about this business,” Rosenberg shared. “We are here to help consumers and share the value of having insurance — especially in these difficult times. I’m touched and honored to be acknowledged and join the industry giants who are among the past recipients.”
The guest speaker was Thomas Michel, LACP, NAIFA National President, 2013 Recipient, Will G. Farrell Award. Michel spoke about the importance of being part of the advocacy organization which has been around for 131 years. “This is an honorable industry that is made for these times. We will continue to support consumers as we face this pandemic,” he said. He explained that “NAIFA has representation in every state capital and in D.C. to help keep our industry informed and keep legislators aware of our contribution and interests. NAIFA has your back.”
Keynote speaker Ramona Neal, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, REBC shared a deep dive on long-term care insurance. Neal shared well resourced, detailed information, explaining trends and opportunities. Becoming a or NAIFA or FSP member helps you and your industry. Consider what you are missing and what you will gain by joining at www.naifala.org or National. SocietyofFSP.org.
- For more on the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) – LA/Pasadena, go to National.SocietyofFSP.org.
- For more information on the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Los Angeles Chapter, go to www.naifala.org.