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Well, my year as LIFE Foundation Board Chairman has come to an end, and as the saying goes:  “All good things must pass”.  While it was always exhilarating, and at times exhausting, I must say that it was one of the highlights of my professional career.  You can see from the list below, I traveled extensively, and was heavily involved in media outreach on behalf of LIFE.  Like anything else you are ever involved with,  the age old wisdom applies:  “You get out of something what you put into it”.  I put all I had into LIFE for 2010, and I feel confident that LIFE is positioned for even greater things in 2011 and beyond.  Below is a compilation of major meetings, speeches and media events I participated in during 2010:


 A recap of my year at LIFE Foundation Chairman


3 face to face board meetings in Washington DC

3 face to face executive committee meetings in Washington DC

over 20 prescheduled conference calls throughout the year


Attended and/or spoke at the following national insurance meetings:


–          GAMA International – Las Vegas, NV

–          MDRT – Vancouver, BC

–          NAIFA Annual Conference – Seattle, WA

–          NAILBA Annual Meeting – Dallas TX

–          AALU Annual Meeting – Washington DC

–          JEC Annual meeting – Washington DC


Articles, interviews speeches & blogs:


–          LIMRA Podcast for LIAM

–          Pittsburgh Post Gazette

–          Baltimore Sun

–          Memphis Business Journal

–          Memphis Commercial Appeal

–          Memphis Daily News

–          Senior Market Advisor Magazine

–          Broker World Magazine

–          Wall Street Journal

–          Radio/Media tour for DIAM – multiple cities

–          Numerous blogs for the LIFE website

–          Numerous blogs for the ASI website

–          Insure.com interviews

–          NAILBA Perspectives Magazine

–          Ole Miss Insurance Day

–          Mid South Health Underwriters Association

–          Numerous state and local NAIFA chapter meetings


 I can’t say goodbye to LIFE without a profound thank you to three special groups:


·     The LIFE Board and staff – who work tirelessly for our industry

·     The Agency Services, Inc. staff who helped keep things at the office going while I was often away.

·     My wife, Beth and family who always supported me and always give me unconditional love and inspiration


 All the best to LIFE, and to those who might read this blog, be sure to watch www.lifehappens.org for exciting tools to help you succeed.