Women in Insurance & Financial Services to Celebrate Industry High Earners

ALBANY, NY (10/26/2012)(readMedia)-- Later today, the Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) will recognize more than 90 women with the Circle of Excellence award during the Annual WIFS Awards Gala at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.

The Circle of Excellence recognizes WIFS members who achieve significant income levels in the insurance and financial services industry. This prestigious recognition is based on annual production for the previous year. This year's recipients represent over $25 million in income for 2011.

The following women will be recognized:

Infinity Award | Highest Level of Income

Jayshree Patel

Diamond | $1,000,000 & Above

Vicki Catsimpiris | Jayshree Patel

Emerald | $750,000

Betty J. Custer, CFP, CRPC | Karen L. DeRose, CFP, CRPC | Gail Hill, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF | Michele Greene, LUTC | Nancy Wolfe-Smith, CLU, FLMI, LUTCF

Sapphire | $500,000

Antonia Espey, CASL | Kathleen Godfrey | Raeann Kusch, CFP, CLU, FIC | Aleen (Ali) Swofford, PhD, CLU, ChFC | Kathleen VanWieringen, LUTCF | Cheryl Whitney, CFP, CRPC, MS

Ruby | $250,000

Carri Berger, RFC | Jane L. Bertolino, DTP Specialist | Lisa S. Boyer, CFP | Eileen Cioe, CFP, CFS, CLTC | Karen Foley, CFP | Pamela Gilmour, CPA, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CASL | Joleen Hegland Mainz, CFP, ChFC, CLTC Debby Hein, CLU | Karen L. Jeske, CFP, CPA, LUTCF, FIC | Diana Johnston, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Monica A. Jones | Devika Kamboh, CFP, CLTC, MBA | Lisa Lettenmaier | Gail Linn, CFP, CASL, ChFC, LUTCF Pam J. Middleton, MBA, CLY, ChFC | Jill S. Pietrusinski | Arthea "Charlie" Reed, PhD, CLTC | ShirleyAnn M. Robertson, CLTC | Sheila Roesler McCampbell, CFP, CLU, ChFC, AEP | Susan C. Slone, CFP, CLU | Adrienne Upchurch, MBA, CFP, CLU

Pearl | $125,000

Kristin AndreƩ, CLU, CLTC | Brenda Bagonis-Cooke | Melissa Barnickel, CPA, CLTC | Kari Jo Bear, CFP | Diane Bedore, CLU, FIC, LUTCF, MDRT | Susan L. Combs | Zenora H. Davis, LUTCF | Barbara A. Donelin, IAR | Susan M. Ellis, CFP | Caroline Emswiler, CFP | Erin B. Fisher | Angelia Z. Fritter, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF | JacQueline M. Geary, CFP | Evelyn Gellar, LUTCF | Lisa D. Jones, CRPS, CASL | Nancy Kelly, CLU | Catherine Latto, CFP, LUTCF | Deborah L. Lewis, ChFC, MBA, CPA | Luana Mobley Corral, CRP, CFS, CLTC, CDFA | Clare Morris, LUTCF, IAR | Lisa Nesser, CFP | Melissa K. Oliverio, JD | Deborah E. Pajak, CFP, ChFC, CLTC, CDFA, CFBS | Donna A. Patton, CLU, ChFC | Lynn Richardson | Karen Roberts, CLU, ChFC | Mary Saiz | Lonnie Sesskin, LUTCF | Terry Smith | Sheila D. Stith, CSA, MDRT | Alice Tang | Marion A. Watkins | Marti K. Webster, CIC, CPIA | Carol Wechsler, CPA, MBA | Beverly White, CLU, LUTCF | Nancy J. Wilson | Julie Yunker, CFP, CLU

Topaz | $75,000

Anne Barclay Reed, LUTCF | Marilyn M. Blosser | Yvette Broder | Florence Brown | Kelli Cantlin | Debra C. Chandler, CLTC | Margaret L. Crossland, LUTCF, CLTC | Theresa M. Engle | Kristi Grimm, MBA | Sheri Hoble, CFP, CPA | Jeanne Kerkhoff, CLU, ChFC, CASL | Jacqueline Lackocy, CFP | Sunnie Lee | Odalis M. Lopez, CFP | Judith Luddy, CLU, ChFC | Mackenzie Martin | Tessie Olivera | Courtney Osborne | Jeanne Peterson, CFP, LUTCF, CLTC | Angela Ribuffo | Tammy Robbins | Sara Samuels, JD | Theresa Schaffer, FIC | Sheri Swackhamer, FIC | Venus Wilson, CFP, ChFC, FIC

WIFS, headquartered in Albany, NY, is the preeminent professional organization for women in the financial services industry. WIFS is dedicated to attracting capable women to the financial services sector, helping them develop their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential.

Over 1200 WIFS members receive benefits that include monthly webinars, online resources, local chapters in over 30 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 Deb Duffy, Executive Director at 866.264.9437.