Alumni Association


Dedicated to designation and degree holders.

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 supports a community of almost 170,000 alumni and friends through networking events, continuing education sessions, mentorship, and opportunities for alumni to give back to The College through service and philanthropy.

Alumni from The American College of Financial Services are invited to participate in our 2020 Alumni Directory Project by providing updated contact information. 

Learn more about our Alumni Directory Project >

The Alumni Association Welcomes Joel A. Shapiro, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, 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.

Joel A. Shapiro, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC® was inducted into The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame in 2019 in recognition of his extraordinary professionalism, commitment to the industry and to the mission of The American College of Financial Services.

Click here to see all Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall Of Fame 2019 Joel Shaprio


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. ​

Kevin Baldwin, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®
Immediate Past President
B & L Financial Architects

Jim Petersen, Ph.D., CFP®, CLF®, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®, RICP®, WMCP®, CRPC®, CAP®, AEP®, CPBC®
Emeritus Member​
First Command Financial Services, Inc.

Lucas J. Quaccia, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF®
New York Life

Matthew E. Schiff, CLU®, ChFC®, WMCP®
Vice President
Schiff Benefits Group, LLC

Kate Michaels, CLF®, CLU®
Second Vice President
Northwestern Mutual 

John Shull, MA, ChFC®
Meridian Leadership Coaching

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

Raymond G. Caucci, ChFC®, FSA
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

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

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

Diane Hack Gould, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, ChSNC®
D.H. Gould Company

Peter H. Hoopis, CLU®, CLF®, ChFC®
Hoopis Financial Group

Andrew Komarow, MSFS, CFP®, AEP®, AIF®, BFA™, CAP®, CASL®, ChFC®, ChSNC®, CLU®, FSCP®, REBC®, RHU®, RICP®
Planning Across The Spectrum



Joanna Marker, CLU®, CLF®
Northwestern Mutual

John Rocco, MSFS, CLU®
Emeritus Member​
New York Life

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

Michaela Scott, MSFS, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP​®
Borislow Insurance

Kimberly Turner, Ph.D., MSFS, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP®, AEP®
National Financial Group


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.

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.


Alumni Association Newsletter

Stay in touch with the Alumni Association by reading the latest news from the college and the tremendous accomplishments of your fellow alumni.

Not receiving the email? Update your email address by sending an email to Brooke Buttari, Executive Director of Alumni Relations.


Advisor Brochures

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

View sample Advisor Brochures here.

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


The College offers a number of events open to alumni.