Advisors' Academy Joins Women in Insurance and Financial Services as a National Sponsor

ALBANY, NY (03/19/2014)(readMedia)-- Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS ) is pleased to welcome Advisors' Academy as a 2014 National Sponsor. Through its sponsorship, Advisors' Academy is demonstrating a commitment to WIFS and the advancement of women in insurance and the financial services industry, and to its understanding of the importance of diversity in the field.

"I am proud to welcome Advisors' Academy, and look forward to working with them to change the face of the industry," said Angelia Shay (CLU, ChFC, CLTC, LUTCF), 2014 WIFS National President. "Having corporate leaders and top organizations such as the Academy work with and support WIFS broadens our ability to provide outstanding educational programming, and serves as a conduit for meaningful connection."

Advisors' Academy is an industry-leading training and marketing organization for high-earning financial advisors, and a company in the process of extensive growth. With that growth comes a renewed commitment to diversity among its membership ranks, and recognition of the invaluable perspectives, ideas and energy that women bring to the industry, said Advisors' Academy Founder and President David Scranton.

"Though statistically a minority in our field, we know there are thousands of women enjoying highly successful financial services careers while doing great things for their clients – and we know because we work with many of them already," Scranton said. "Our proud sponsorship of WIFS is a symbol not only of our support of the organization and all its great work, but of our continued commitment to seeking out qualified women advisors to welcome into Advisors' Academy."

About WIFS

More than 75 years strong and headquartered in Albany, NY, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, is the only organization in the insurance and financial services industry exclusively devoted to supporting the careers of women and helping them succeed in this business. The WIFS mission is to attract, develop, and advance the careers of women in the financial services industry.

Over 1000 WIFS members throughout the country benefit from monthly education programs, local chapters in over 30 US markets, an annual national conference, professional development, member discounts and corporate partnerships.

About Advisors' Academy

David J. Scranton (CLU, ChFC, CFP®, CFA, MSFS) founded advisors' Academy in 2007 with a vision to build an innovative Independent Field Marketing Organization (FMO/IMO) that would teach other highly successful, motivated advisors how to achieve even higher levels of success while always putting the interests of their clients first. Through ongoing personal coaching and training in a variety of novel, market-proven systems, and turnkey tools that encompass every aspect of the business, hundreds of elite advisors across the country are now sharing in the realization of David Scranton's vision.

For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit or contact Deborah Duffy, Executive Director at 866-264-WlFS (9437).

For more information on Advisors' Academy, visit or contact Marketing Manager Jennifer Deegan at 860-339-1126.