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Recognizing Today’s Difference Makers

The College honors the disruptors, innovators, and established leaders for their dedication to lifelong learning and efforts to advance the industry and benefit society.

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A Symbol of Your Devotion and Determination

College awards highlight those focused on the future of financial advice and those who charted the path to the present day. Awards include those bestowed by The College's leadership and our Centers of Excellence.

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Huebner Gold Medal

The College’s Highest Honor

Named in honor of The College's founder, Solomon S. Huebner, The Huebner Gold Medal is awarded to those who, through support and dedication to The College and its programs, have moved the institution forward in its mission.

2022’s Honoree
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Meet this Year’s Honorees

Women Working in WealthSM Awards

Women honored for uplifting other women

Soldier-Citizen Award

A celebration of sacrifice, success, and service

Alumni Hall of Fame

Meet the alum recognized for industry impact

Lang Dixon LEAD Award

A Black professional honored for DE&I advocacy

NextGen Financial Services Award

Meet those under 40 advancing the profession

The President’s Award

A leader honored for her generous philanthropy

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We Celebrate Those Who Are Making an Impact

Recognizes graduates of The College who have made extraordinary contributions to the financial services industry.

PAST INDUCTEES:

2023 - Paul E. Vignone, JD, CLU®, ChFC®, LLM

2022 - Mark Weber, JD, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®

2021 - Mickey Rosenzweig, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP® 

2020 - Lee V. Bethel, CLU®, ChFC®, REBC®, RHU®, ChHC®, CAP®, AIF®, CPFA, CASL®, C(k)P® 

2019 - Joel A. Shapiro, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC® 

2018 - Christopher O. Blunt, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP® 

2017 - Jayne Nemerow Schiff, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, REBC®, CAP®, ChHC®, MPS 

2016 - Phillip C. Richards, CFP®, CLU®, RHU 

2015 - Stephen D. Tarr, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, CASL®, Sy Sternberg, CLU® 

2014 - Reginald N. Rabjohns, CLU® 

2013 - Debra Boblitt, CLF®, Arthur D. Kraus, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, Gloria La Grassa, CLU®, ChFC® 

2012 - Maurice L. Stewart, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF® 

2011 - Sal Farina, MSM, CLU®, CLF®, ChFC® 

2010 - Albert J. "Bud" Schiff, CLU® 

2009 - Susan D. Waring CLU®, ChFC® 

2008 - Charles C. Jones, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL® 

2007 - Joseph Sparacio, CLU®, CLF®, LUTCF 

2006 - Paul Colflesh, CLU® 

2005 - Louis P. DiCerbo, II, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF

Honoring Black or African American financial services professionals who have made an impact in the area of DE&I.

PAST RECIPIENTS

2023 - Salene Hitchcock-Gear, JD

2022 - Kristi Martin Rodriguez

2021 - Allen R. Bruce, CLU®, ChFC® 

2019 - Kenneth J. Royster, ChFC®, CLU®  

2018 -  Lee Bethel, CLU®, ChFC®, REBC®, RHU®, CAP®, ChHC®, CASL®, Eugene Mitchell

Established in 2016, meet those under 40 honored for demonstrating outstanding performance and leadership in their careers.

2023

  • Michael Acosta, CFP®, CSLP, ChFC®
  • Kay Blunck, CFP®, ChFC®, CAP®, AEP®, CRPC®
  • Akeiva Ellis, MSFP, CPA/PFS, CFP®, ChSNC®
  • Hannah Kantsroom, CAP®, MSW
  • Padric H.B. Scott, AEP®, CFP®, CAP®, ChFC®, CLU®, WMCP®, CCFC

2022

  • Joshua C. Rosenberg, ChFC®, CLU®, CCFC®
  • Stephanie Hohenshell, RICP®, LACP®, LUTCF®
  • Matt Riley, ChFC®, CLU®, ChSNC®
  • Kyle R Kuyat, CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®
  • Ashton Lawrence, CFP®, ChFC®, AIF®

2021

  • Amie Agamata, CFP®, AIF®, RICP®, ChFC®, CLU®
  • LeTian Dong, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®
  • Shellie Haluska, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AAM®
  • Michael Sise, CFP®, ChFC®, CPFA®, AIF®, CRPC®
  • Andrew Tudor, CFP®, RICP®
  • Lauren Yamaoka, CAP®

2020

  • Bryce Simon, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®
  • Austin Dean, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP®
  • Heather L. Szyperski, ChFC®, ChSNC®
  • Soraya Morris, ChFC®
  • Mark J. Schnobrich, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®

2019

  • Joshua A. Gonzalez, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
  • David Randall Peters, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
  • Andrew Taylor Spafford, ChFC®, ChSNC®
  • Stephanie Tsang, CFP®, ChFC®
  • Ray Morrill, CFP®

2018

  • Matt Hembree
  • Andrea Williams, CLU®
  • David Kelly
  • Barbara Ginty
  • Jason Bloom, LUTCF®, CLU®

2017

  • Laura Vaughn
  • Vincent Viveros
  • Ryan Scott, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL, RICP®
  • Anna Pfaehler
  • Andrew Komarow, MSFS, CFP®, AEP®, AIF®, BFA™, CAP®, CASL®, ChFC®, ChSNC®, CLU®, FSCP®, REBC®, RHU®, RICP®
  • Christopher Seabrook, RICP®
  • Chantel Bonneau Stewart, CLU®, REBC, ChFC®
  • Hunter Hart
  • Michaela Scott, MSFS, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®
  • James Cooney, FSCP®

2016

  • Mark R. Perrault, RICP®
  • Adam Paoli, CLU®
  • Brandon A. Turner
  • Brandon Levithan, ChFC®, RICP®
  • Clarisa Hernandez, ChFC®

Conferred by our President and CEO, meet those recognized for leadership and the generosity of benefactors and volunteers.

2023 - Mary M. Wright, CAP®

2022 - Leyla A. Lesina, ChFC®, CLU®

2021 - Susan M. Cooper, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, RICP®

2020 - Leon L. Levy, CLU®, RHU®

2019 - Ronald E. Long, CLU®, ChFC®, Paul E. Vignone, CLU®, ChFC®, JD, LLM

2018 - Edward D. Digges, ChFC®

2017 - Charles T. Cronin III, CLU®, CAP®

2016 - Michael J. Corey

2015 - Sallie and William B. Wallace, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®

2014 - Joel A. Shapiro, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®

2013 - Mary C. Varner

2012 - Eileen C. McDonnell

2011 - Michael E. Rosenzweig, CLU®, ChFC®

2010 - Peter C. Browne, LUTCF®

2009 - John J. Rocco, MSFS, CLU®

2008 - Carroll Walker, CLU®

2007 - C. Sherfy Jones, CLU®, ChFC®

2006 - Eugene J. Seaman, MSFS, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®

2005 - Eleanor W. Allen, CLU®, John W. Allen, CLU®, ChFC®

Meet financial professionals who have made significant contributions to the U.S. military, their community, and our society.

2023 - Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.)

2022 - General Lester L. Lyles, USAF (Ret.)

2021 - Admiral Thomas B. Fargo '70, USN (Ret.)

2019 - General Jack M. Keane, USA (Ret.)

2018 - General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)

2017 - General Peter Pace USMC (Ret.)

2016 - Major General Josue (Joe) Robles, Jr., USA (Ret.)

2015 - General Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart, USAF (Ret.)

2014 - Admiral Joseph Prueher, USN (Ret.)

Meet those honored for support and dedication—the award recognizes people who have moved The College forward in its mission.

2023 - Phillip C. Richards, CLU®, RHU®, Margaret I. Bradshaw, CLU®(posthumously)

2022 - J. Scott Davison, CLU®, ChFC®

2021 - Michael J. Corey and James J. Meehan, MSM

2020 - Todd M. Schoon JD, CLU®, ChFC®

2019 - Fred H. Jonske, FSA®

2018 - Linda S. Need, MSFS, FSA®, CFP®, CFA®, CAP®

2017 - Maurice Stewart, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF®, George G. Joseph, CLU® (posthumously)

2016 - Cary M. Maguire

2015 - Eileen C. McDonnell

2014 - Dr. Larry Barton, CAP®

2013 - Michael C. Davidson, MSM, CLU®, CAP®

2012 - Peter Browne, LUTCF, Alan Press, CLU®, LUTCF

2011 - Albert J. Schiff, CLU®, CAP®

2010 - Robert B. Plybon, CLU®, ChFC®

2009 - Gloria M. La Grassa, CLU®, ChFC® Richard A. Liddy, CLU®

2008 - Reginald N. Rabjohns, CLU®, ChFC®, Frederick J. Sievert

2007 - William H. Beckley, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®,  Louis P. DiCerbo II, CLU®, ChFC®

2006 - Jack B. Turner, CLU®, ChFC®

2005 - Thomas J. O'Haren, CLU®, ChFC®

2004 - Charles R. Wright, CLU®, ChFC®

2003 - Lee M. Gammill, Jr., CLU®, O. Alfred Granum, CLU®

2002 - Samuel J. Foti, CLU®, William T. Walsh, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

2000 - Millard J. Grauer, CLU®, ChFC®, Robert W. Verhille, CLU®, ChFC®

2001 - Jarrett L. Davis III, CLU®, Thomas J. Wolff, CLU®, ChFC®

1999 - Joseph M. Belth, CLU®, James A. Mitchell, CLU®, ChFC®

1998 - Vincent C. Bowhers, CLU®, ChFC®, John R. Driskill, CLU®, ChFC®

1997 - Denis F. Mullane, MSFS, CLU®, Samuel H. Weese, CLU®

1996 - Brian S. Brown, CLU®, ChFC®

1995 - Stanley Liss, CLU®

1994 - Maxine B. Niemeyer, MSFS, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®

1993 - Edmund L. Zalinski, CLU®

1992 - John B. Carter, CLU®

1991 - Marvin D. Bower, CLU®

1990 - Helen L. Schmidt, CLU®, William B. Wallace, CLU®, ChFC®

1989 - Leo R. Futia, CLU®, Sidney P. Marland, Jr.

1988 - Richard D. Irwin, Benjamin N. Woodson, CLU® 

1987 - Huebner Gold Medal: Vane B. Lucas, CLU®, Lester A. Rosen, CLU®

1986 - Robert A. Beck, CLU®, Clarence C. Walton

1985 - Frank M. Engle, James B. Irvine, Jr., CLU®

1984 - Kenneth Black, Jr., CLU®

1983 - Robert M. Best, CLU®, J. Carlton Smith, CLU®

1982 - John T. Fey Gen Hirose

1981 - Joseph E. Boettner, CLU®, Mildred F. Stone, CLU®

1980 - Roger Hull, CLU®, Paul S. Mills, CLU®

1979 - Davis Gregg, CLU®, Raymond C. Johnson, CLU®

1978 - Ernest J. Clark, Jr., CLU®, John O. Todd, CLU®, Edward A. Woods, CLU®

1977 - William H. Andrews, Jr., CLU®, Paul F. Clark, CLU®, David McCahan, CLU®, Dan M. McGill, CLU®, Julian S. Myrick

1976 - William T. Beadles, CLU®, Charles J. Zimmerman, CLU® 

1975 - Charles L. Post, CLU®

This award honors women who inspire, mentor, and strive to advance others. Meet the women honored for uplifting other women.

2023 Award Recipients

  • Raquel Tennant, CFP®
  • Natalie Baires, WMCP® 
  • Lauren Oschman, CFP®, CDFA® 
  • Sahar Pouyanrad, EMBA, CTFA, AEP, CEP, ChSNC®, PFP
  • Andi Madden Wrenn, AFC®

2022 Inaugural Award Recipients

  • Katlyn Orton, RICP®
  • Kailey Craig
  • Heather Welsh, CFP®, AEP®, MSFS
  • Marguerita Cheng, RICP®, CFP®