The American College of Financial Services Announces New Leadership for Alumni Board of Advisors

The American College of Financial Services Announces New Leadership for Alumni Board of Advisors

Newly elected officers are financial services industry leaders who will continue to strengthen The College's nationwide alumni network

BRYN MAWR, PA, December 3, 2018 – The American College of Financial Services today announced a set of newly elected officers to its Alumni Board of Advisors, who will take their positions on January 1, 2019. The Alumni Association preserves and promotes The American College's traditions, purposes and growth by strengthening The College's relationship with alumni and friends.

The new Alumni Board of Advisors officers are:

President – Kevin Baldwin, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®

Kevin Baldwin is the co-founder of B & L Financial Architects and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has successfully built a career general agency for Penn Mutual, created a brokerage distribution channel for Aetna and Lincoln Financial Group, and established the National Life Academies and the Regional Rising Leaders Prospecting agent training schools. Most recently, Kevin oversaw MassMutual's Department of Field Training and Development. Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in history and political science from the University of Connecticut and has served on the Alumni Board for a decade.

Vice President – Lucas J. Quaccia, CLU®, CLF®, ChFC®

Luke Quaccia is a Managing Partner at New York Life, where he has worked since joining the organization in 2000 as an agent. After qualifying for Executive Council three times, Luke transitioned into his role as Partner in 2003, earned Senior Partner in 2008 and was promoted to Managing Partner of the Chicago North Shore General Office in 2009. In May 2015, he moved into his current role leading the Central California General Office. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and has served on the Alumni Board for five years.

2nd Vice President – Lynnette Muleady, MSM, CLU®

Lynnette is the Director of the Agent Development Center at State Farm and has over 17 years of financial services industry experience. Lynnette was appointed to her current role in March 2018, where she oversees a team that provides training and leadership development for future independent contract agents and interns. She earned her bachelor's degree in international studies from Michigan State University and her master's degree in management and leadership from the American College of Financial Services. She has served on the Alumni Board for three years.  

Secretary – Matthew E. Schiff, CLU®, ChFC®

Matthew Schiff is the President of Schiff Benefits Group, LLC, where he specializes in the design, implementation, financing and ongoing administrative support of supplemental executive benefits programs. Matthew has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, and previously served as a Managing Director with NYLEX Benefits, a subsidiary and the executive benefits consulting arm of New York Life. Matthew earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Tulane University and has served on the board for two years.

 

"We are excited to welcome this new leadership group for our Alumni Board of Advisors," said George Nichols III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Financial Services. "Their expertise as forward-thinking leaders in the financial services industry will enable them to continue to fortify our alumni bonds and enhance our programs for the next generation of advisors and graduates."

 

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ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
The American College of Financial Services was founded in 1927 and is the nation’s largest nonprofit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has educated one in five financial advisors across the United States and offers two master’s degrees in management and financial services and prestigious financial planning designations such as the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Wealth Management Certified Professional® (WMCP®) and education leading to the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. The College’s faculty represents some of the foremost thought leaders of the financial services profession. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.

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