ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Dedicated to designation and degree holders.

The American College of Financial Services Alumni Association

The Alumni Association of The American College of Financial Services fosters and strengthens the relationship between The College and its alumni and friends. The Alumni Association preserves and promotes The College’s traditions, purposes, growth, while also serving as an alumni network.

All individuals who have been awarded a designation or degree by The College are granted membership in the Alumni Association.


The Alumni Association Welcomes Jayne Schiff to the Alumni Hall of Fame

The Alumni Association Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to recognize graduates who embody what The American College stands for — integrity, professionalism, volunteerism, and dedication to education.

Each year The College elects a new inductee into the Hall of Fame and honors them in a formal ceremony.

Jayne Nemerow Schiff, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, REBC®, CAP®, ChHC®, MPS, was inducted into The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame in 2017 in recognition of her dedication to, and her generous support of, the educational mission of The College and for her pivotal role in developing a strong alumni association.

See All Hall of Fame Inductees

Jayne Schiff 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame

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See the current and past Alumni of the Month here.

The Alumni of the Month award features our outstanding alumni who are making exceptional contributions to the profession. If you have a colleague and fellow alum who promotes the success of The College, and his or her community, and lives by the concept of lifelong learning, please nominate them today! Kindly limit your nomination to 200 characters or less. The College reserves the right to edit submissions for length, grammar, style, clarity, etc. ​

James A. Petersen, PhD, MSM, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CAP®, CLF®, RICP®, CFP®, CRPC, AEP®
President
First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Heather Davis, JD, CAP®,CLU®, ChFC®,  AEP®
Immediate Past President
New York Life

Kevin Baldwin, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®
Vice President
One America

Lucas Quaccia, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF®
Second Vice President
New York Life

Lynnette Muleady, MSM, CLU®
Secretary
State Farm Insurance

Michael Barry, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS
New York Life

Guy E. Baker, MBA, MSFS, CFP®, MSM, ChFC®, CLU®, RHU®
BTA Advisory Group

Jerry Borrowman, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF, CAP®
Penn Mutual

Leslie Calkins, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, RICP®, MSFS
State Farm

Bryan Clontz, PhD, MS, MSFS, CFP®, CAP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, AEP®
Charitable Solutions, LLC

Richard Paul Dodd, ChFC®, CLU®, MSM, CLF®
Northwestern Mutual

Darin S. Fass, CLU®, CLF®
New York Life

Diane Hack Gould, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®
New York Life

 

 

Regina R. Holmes, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®
State Farm

Peter Hoopis, CLU®, CLF®, ChFC®
Mass Mutual

Dewane Lewis, Jr., LUTCF, FSS, CLF®
Penn Mutual

Katherine Michaels, CLF®
Northwestern Mutual 

John J. Rocco, MSFS, CLU®
New York Life

Jayne N. Schiff, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, REBC®, CAP® ChHC®, MPS
Schiff Benefits Group 

Matthew E. Schiff, CLU®, ChFC®
Mass Mutual

John F. Shull, ChFC®
First Command

Kimberly Turner, MSFS, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP®, AEP®
Allstate Financial Services

Lyndsey B. Wellens, MSM, ChFC®, RICP®
State Farm

Melinda Wilke, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLF®, CLTC
Northwestern Mutual
 

Adam Pilder, CAP®

Adam Pilder finished the CAP® program in late March and was awarded the CAP® designation as of May 1, 2018. He recently was Director of Development for AbilityFirst, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with disabilities throughout Los Angeles. He recently started in a new position as director of philanthropy for the ALS Association - Golden West Chapter in Los Angeles. Many of you will be familiar with ALS because of the ice bucket challenge in 2014 - 2015.

Victoria Shi, LUTCF

Victoria has 14 years in the insurance profession. She has been a resident of California for over 20 years. She is excited about Farmer’s new office in downtown of Belmont!

Melinda Hubbard, CLU®, ChFC®

Last month, Melinda earned her doctoral degree in business administration (DBA) from Temple University, Philadelphia. Her thesis was an investigation into why more women have not made it to the top of financial services companies.

Patricia A Griffey RHU®, LUTCF, ChHC®

Having originally pursued a career in life insurance, Patricia found herself moving toward the health side in the mid 80's. Last year she completed her REBC and July 1st of 2018 she will be president-elect for the National Association of Health Underwriters - NAHU. Professional education through the American College and NAHU, have been key to my success in business and in life Patricia says.

Study groups can make a tremendous positive impact on your career and your practice. Members find great benefit in sharing ideas, and asking for feedback in an open and honest setting, with like-minded peers.

West Palm Beach, Florida
Since 2011, the West Palm Beach CAP® study group has met to share their experiences and perspectives on philanthropy. Its founders, Margaret May Damen, Lori Denison, and Richard Flah, mobilized a diverse group of trust and estate attorneys, financial advisors, life insurance professionals and nonprofit leaders who shared their vision to meet and continue their learning from each other. Later, the group launched Advisors for Philanthropic Impact (API), a network of advisors to facilitate new CAP® study groups. In addition to the groups, API decided to spark philanthropic spirit in local middle and high school students inviting the students to submit community and social service projects to the Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank – styled after the popular broadcast show Shark Tank.  

Your giving has a great impact.

Professional Resource Center

All designation holders maintaining a current status in the Professional Recertification Program have access to a wealth of up-to-date educational material directly related to his/her designation program(s), as well as webcasts, premium third-party content, and educational videos.

Use My Portal to access the Professional Resource Center.

 

Connections Newsletter

View the current edition of Connections here

 

Advisor Brochures

Educate your clients about why your designation is an important mark of professionalism, credibility, and trust. 

To place an order for brochures to use in your practice, please call the Professional Education Department at 888-263-7265, or send an email to ProfessionalEducation@TheAmericanCollege.edu

 

The College offers a number of events open to alumni.