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Joel Shapiro to be Inducted into The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame

Joel Shapiro to be Inducted into The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame

Joel A. Shapiro, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS to be honored in recognition of his professionalism, commitment to the financial services industry, and to the mission of The American College.

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, August 22, 2019 – The American College of Financial Services will induct Joel A. Shapiro, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS into its Alumni Hall of Fame on September 11, 2019 and will be honored at The American College’s Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place following the Alumni Open House event in King of Prussia, Pa.

A longtime New York Life Insurance agent who grew up in the state of New York, Shapiro heads the Bartmon, Shapiro & Associates, Inc. office in New York, NY, focusing on insurance, estate and business succession, employee benefits, and the asset management needs of their clients.

A longtime advocate of The American College, Shapiro has served as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors since 2008 and as the national vice chairperson for the 21st Century Endowment Campaign, helping to lead a major fundraising initiative for The College. He was also awarded The President’s Award in 2014, in recognition of his steadfast support and leadership of advancement efforts.

Always a champion for The American College, Shapiro credits his Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) education for changing his career back in 1965: “Almost instantaneously my success grew geometrically,” says Shapiro. “I will always recognize how meaningful the CLU® has been in my career.”

Shapiro is a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a member of New York Life’s Chairman’s Council, and a member of the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters (AALU). Shapiro also served as a member of the Board of Directors for The Nautilus Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life.

Among his many professional accolades, Shapiro was the youngest president to lead the New York City Life Underwriters Association. He also served as chairman of The Todorovich Memorial Lecture in 2004 and 2005 and was the recipient of the 2001 William J. Flynn Community Service Award, the 1988 Spencer L. McCarty Award, the 1983 New York City Life Underwriter Association Past President’s Leadership Award, the 1978 New York City Life Underwriters Association Julian Myrick Award, and the 1972 United Jewish Appeal Man of the Year Award.

Shapiro has been steadfast in his extraordinary dedication and leadership to The American College of Financial Services, to the industry, and to the community. For these reasons, Shapiro is a worthy 2019 inductee of The American College’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

 

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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.

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to recognize graduates of The College's designation or degree programs who have made extraordinary contributions in time, treasure, effort and energy to this institution of higher learning. Candidates must be long-term volunteers and active participants in The College's community and learning environment. Each year, The College's Alumni Association Advisory Board of Directors oversees the selection of the Alumni Hall of Fame recipient. For a list of past recipients, visit us here.

 

Joel Shapiro, 2019 Alumni Hall of Fame