Groups & Associations

NAIFA

NAIFA comprises more than 700 state and local associations representing the interests of 200,000 members and their associates nationwide. NAIFA members focus their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. The Association’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

Vision Statement

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors protects and promotes the critical role of insurance in a sound financial plan and the essential role provided by our professional agents and advisors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of our members.
Benjamin has been a member of NAIFA since December 2008. He is also the Secretary for the Young Advisor Team (YAT) committee and a member of the NAIFA-California Social Media Taskforce.
(Source: 10/22/2010)

AALTCI

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance is the national professional organization exclusively dedicated to promoting the importance of planning for long-term care needs. Founded in 1998, the Association is the nation’s leading independent, organization serving those who offer long-term care insurance and other planning solutions. Our members constitute the nation’s most knowledgeable and committed professionals along with leading LTC providers.

The Association was established to:

  • Create heightened awareness among consumers for the need and benefits of owning individual and employer sponsored LTC insurance.
  • Provide support and the most relevant information to agents, brokers, financial professionals and insurers involved in the long-term care insurance marketplace.
  • Serve as a forum for members to meet, exchange information and support efforts to improve the marketplace for long-term care products.
  • Make available sales-related training, savings on LTCI-related products and services and develop generic consumer information that augments company-sponsored programs.
  • Support Certification programs for producers that are of high quality and affordable to the largest number of professionals.Benjamin has been a member of AALTCI since July 2010.

(Source: 10/22/2010)

Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization has more than 260,000 members in over 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.

Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian.

There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved.

Good communicators tend to be good leaders.
Benjamin has been a member of Toastmasters since May 2009.
(Source: 10/22/2010)

National Eagle Scout Association

Only those who have been granted the Eagle Scout Award by, and who are members in good standing with, the Boy Scouts of America may hold membership in the National Eagle Scout Association. The association represents an impressive group of men, many of whom are now in positions of responsibility and prominence in industry, government, military, business, and education.

The National Eagle Scout Association was launched with the first NESA committee meeting held in conjunction with the National Council meeting in Los Angeles on May 19, 1972.NESA is young men searching for dynamic and challenging leadership roles. NESA is older Eagle Scouts who desire using their efforts and influence toward forming the kind of young men America needs for leadership. The objective of NESA is to serve—to serve Eagle Scouts and through them, the entire movement of Scouting.
Benjamin is a life member of NESA and has been since January 2010.
(Source: 10/22/2010)

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Tau Kappa Epsilon is a brotherhood of men who support each other’s mental, moral, and social development. Since its founding in 1899, more than 250,000 men of good character have become members. They currently operate Chapters and Colonies on 278 college campuses across the United States and Canada, which makes us the largest college social fraternity in the world.
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon value scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork, service, and brotherhood. We aim to make a positive difference in society, and become better people in the process.

An Alumni Association is a group working together to foster the TKE spirit among alumni of many generations. An association is chartered either as a chapter-based or area-based Alumni Association. Alumni Associations plan social and philanthropic events just like a chapter, and many Alumni Associations award scholarships to collegiate members.

Benjamin has been associated with TKE since December 2003, becoming an Alumnus in 2007. He was given the award of Knight of Classic Lore, a local chapter’s highest honor.
(Source: 10/22/2010)

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