WIFS Names 2011 Woman of the Year at National Conference

ALBANY, NY (10/21/2011)(readMedia)-- Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) announced the 2011 Woman of the Year during the WIFS 2011 National Conference and 75th Anniversary Celebration held in Portland, Oregon from October 20th to October 22nd.

The Woman of the Year award, the highest recognition a WIFS member may receive from her peers, honors the woman who has exemplified on-going involvement in WIFS and the insurance and financial services industry. This year's winner is Mary Quist-Newins, ChFC, CLU, CFP, with The American College.

Mary's commitment to women in the financial services industry can be seen in her position at The American College's State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services, as well as her work with WIFS, where she works to achieve WIFS' mission of attracting capable women to the financial services sector, helping them develop their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential.

About WIFS:

WIFS is the pre-eminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry. WIFS' mission is to attract, develop and advance the careers of women in the insurance and financial services industry.

WIFS supports its members through mentoring, monthly training programs, educational resources and an annual national conference with exhibitors, presentations and world-class speakers. For more information about WIFS membership benefits and programs, visit www.wifsnational.org or contact the National Office at 866-264-9437