ALBANY, NY (10/22/2013)(readMedia)-- Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) inducted 121 industry professionals into the 2013 Circle of Excellence Award during their Annual National Conference last week in St. Louis, MO.
Circle of Excellence recognizes WIFS members who achieve significant income levels in the insurance and financial services industry and is based on annual production for the previous year. This year's recipients represent over $29 million in income.
The following women will be recognized:
Infinity Award | Highest Level of Income
Diamond | $1,000,000 & Above
Vicki Catsimpiris | Ellie Mills, CLU, LUTCF | Donna Nadler, CFP, MBA
Emerald | $750,000
Betty Harris Custer, CFP, CRPC | Michele Greene, LUTC
Sapphire | $500,000
Antonia Espey, CASL | Kathleen Godfrey | Gail Hill, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF | Raeann Kusch, CFP, ChFC, CLU, FIC | Cheryl Whitney, CFP, CRPC, MS | Nancy Wolfe-Smith, CLU, FLMI, LUTCF
Ruby | $250,000
Carri Berger, RFC | Jane Bertolino | Sushma K. Bhardwaj, LUTCF, CLTC | Eileen Cioe, CFP, CFS, CLTC | Jeanmarie A. Deliso | Barbara Dietz, CLU, ChFC | Elizabeth Dipp Metzger | Susan Ellis, CFP | Karen Foley, CFP | Pamela Gilmour, CPA, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL | Diane Hack Gould, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, CAP, MSFS | Joleen Hegland Mainz, CFP, ChFC, CLTC | Jessica D. Hughes, CFS | Diana Johnston, CLU, ChFC, CASL, LUTCF | Monica A. Jones, MBA, FIC | Jenny Kho, CLU, ChFC | Helen O. Kho, CLU, CLTC | Christie A. Kinsey, CLU, ChFC, CASL | Gail Linn, CFP, ChFC, CASL, LUTCF | Donna Patton, CLU, ChFC | Jill Pietrusinski | Arthea Reed, PhD, CLTC | Morissa Rivo | ShirleyAnn M. Robertson, CLTC | Lisa Sappenfield Boyer, CFP | Susan Slone, CFP, CLU, CASL | Susan Sparr, CFP | Judith Travis | Adrienne Upchurch, MBA, CFP, CLU | Nancy J. Wilson
Pearl | $125,000
Lilia Arandela, LUTCF, ChFC, CLU, CASL | Brenda Bagonis-Cooke | Melissa Barnickel, CPA, CLTC | Kari J. Bear, CFP | Manda Blackwell, LUTCF, CLTC | Cathy K. Bowman, CLTC, LUTCF | Yvette Broder | Andrea V. Burckhard, LUTCF | Susan L. Combs | Marcille Crossland, LUTCF, CLTC | Barbara A. Donelin, IAR | Laurie Dubow | Caroline Emswiler, CFP | Theresa M. Engle | Erin Fisher | Evelyn Gellar, LUTCF | Sheri L. Hoble, CPA, CFP | Lisa D. Jones, CASL, CRPS | Jacqueline Kaiser, MDRT | Devika Kamboh, CFP, CLTC, MBA | Nancy E. Kelly, CLU, CASL | Jeanmarie E. Kricher | Deborah Lewis, CFP, ChFC, CPA, MBA | Mackenzie Martin | Melissa Miller, CLU, ChFC, CASL, LUTCF | Luana Mobley Corral, CFP, CFS, CLTC, CDFA | Yuka Nakahara-Govern, MBA, CLU | Andrea L. Nameche, CLTC, CPCU | Lisa Nesser, CFP | Rugmini Padmakumar PhD | Farah Pradhan, LUTCF, MDRT | Anne B. Reed, LUTCF | Karen Roberts, CLU, ChFC | Sheila A. Roesler, CFP, CLU, AEP, CASL, ChFC | Mary Saiz | Sara Samuels, JD | Diana Scheel, CLU, CHFC, FLMI, FLHC | Angelia Z. Shay, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF | Janet B. Spector, LTCP, CLTC | Stacey Spedden, LUTCF, CRPC | Alice Tang, ChFC | Ellen D. Tillman, CLU, CLTC, MBA | Marion A. Watkins | Carol Wechsler, CPA, MBA | Beverly White, CLU, LUTCF | Holly Whittle, CFP, ChFC, CLTC, FIC | Julie L. Yunker, CFP, CLU
Topaz | $75,000
Julie K. Auch, LUTCF, CLTC | Marilyn A. Blosser | Angela Dockum | Kathleen Emerling Hom | Vickie L. Ford | Maureen Geyer | Susan Glass, LUTCF | Sondra J. Goldstein | Joan M. Grable, CLU, CLTC, LUTCF | Kristi Grimm, MBA | Raelynn Harlach | Susan Ianniello | Liza C. Keh, CPA, CLTC | Beverly Lee, LUTCF, CLTC | Sunnie Lee | Odalis M. Lopez, CFP | Judith Luddy, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, ChS | Nedine Navarrete | Tessie Olivera | Courtney Osborne | Staci Ostendorf | Jeanne Peterson, CFP, LUTCF, CLTC |Angela Ribuffo | Tammy Robbins | Sonja Rogers, ChFC, AAMS | Natasha Royster | Marielena Scanlon, MA | Sherry L. Sicking, ChFC, LUTCF | Terry Smith | Mary Strasdin, CPA | Sheri Swackhamer, FIC, CLTC | Megan Walsh
Headquartered in Albany, NY, WIFS is the preeminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry, dedicated to attracting capable women to the financial services sector, helping them develop their talents and has been advancing them toward their fullest potential for 77 years.
Over 1000 WIFS members receive benefits that include monthly webinars, online resources, local chapters in over 25 US markets, annual national events, professional education, member discounts, and corporate partnerships.
For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit www.wifsnational.org or contact Deborah Duffy, Executive Director at 866.264.9437.