PARK RIDGE, Ill. (Sept. 1, 2017) — The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) announces the appointment of James D. Pittman, CLU, CFP, to President and Ian Green, Dip PFS, to Secretary of the organization’s Executive Committee.
Pittman, from Portland, Ore., will be the 92nd President of MDRT and will succeed 29-year member Mark Hanna, CLU, ChFC, of Concord, Calif., who will become the Immediate Past President. Ross Vanderwolf, CFP, a 30-year member from Fortitude Valley, Australia, will serve as First Vice President, and Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC, a 24-year member from Juno Beach, Fla. will serve as Second Vice President.
With a focus on delivering access to innovative ideas and generating empowered growth, MDRT remains the internationally recognized standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services industry. The 2018 Executive Committee will lead the thriving organization of more than 62,000 international members from 500 companies and 69 nations and territories for a one-year term.
“I found the tools necessary to develop as a leader and professional through MDRT. Its unique culture of learning has empowered growth in my practice and many others in the financial services industry,” said Pittman. “I look forward to beginning my term as President, to continue this legacy.”
As President, Pittman will work closely with the Executive Committee to maintain the association’s strict membership, professional and ethical standards, as well as provide a unique mix of networking and resources to help members broaden their expertise, grow their businesses and educate clients about the importance of financial planning.
Pittman is a 43-year MDRT member with 16 Court of the Table and five Top of the Table qualifications. A Platinum Knight of the MDRT Foundation, he is also a member of its Inner Circle Society, a distinguished group of donors, and has served on its Board of Trustees.
Formally accepting the nomination to become the newest member of the Executive Committee during this year’s MDRT Annual Meeting in Orlando, Ian Green, Dip PFS, of London, England, is a 19-year MDRT member with five Court of the Table and 11 Top of the Table qualifications, a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation and a member of its Inner Circle Society.
“Incorporating best practices and learning from industry leaders has enhanced my career. Even after almost two decades of membership, MDRT continues to innovative ideas,” said Green. “It’s an honor to join the Executive Committee and continue to provide these opportunities.”
Founded in 1927, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 62,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 69 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct, and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, please visit mdrt.org and follow them on Twitter @MDRtweet.
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