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February 7, 2020 by Claudio Meira 0 Comments

AALU/GAMA Announces Earl Luttner As 2020 Hall Of Fame Recipient

Luttner recognized as outstanding leader, to receive highest honor bestowed upon insurance and financial security leaders

Reston, VA (February 7, 2020) – GAMA International today named Earl Luttner as its 2020 Hall of Fame recipient. Luttner is CEO and Chairman of Lifetime Financial Growth, LLC, an agency of Guardian Life, and will be recognized for his leadership, mentorship, advocacy efforts, and commitment to improving the client experience.

“Earl is not only an instrumental leader within GAMA International, but throughout this entire profession,” said Bonnie Godsman, CEO of GAMA International. “He has been an active member for years, obtaining our high honor of Master Agency and leading the way for 50 years for growing leaders within his firm. He is most deserving of this honor, and we are grateful for his many years of service.”

Through Earl’s influence and direction, Lifetime Financial Growth, LLC has qualified for GAMA International’s Master Agency Award an unprecedented ten times. He began his Guardian agency with only 12 representatives and has grown to employ more than 250 financial advisors.

“Earl has dedicated his professional career to our industry and serves as a role model for current and future agency builders,” said Leyla Lesina, senior vice president and head of agency distribution, the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. “He is driven by a deep-rooted sense to improve the lives of all he touches and has lived his life and career as someone who inspires us all to dream, do, learn, and become.”

In addition to his over 50 years in the profession, Luttner is an avid champion in his community. He dedicates his time to the United Way of Allegheny County and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He served as Chairman of the Board of the International Assistance Group for 20 years and has been instrumental in helping US families adopt more than 2,900 children.

“It is a great honor to be recognized among the distinguished recipients of this award,” Luttner said. “My true hope is that my deep belief in helping others propels members of our own leadership team, as well as leaders throughout the entire financial services industry, to aspire to building firms into what they can truly become. By encouraging others to reach their maximum potential, even beyond that which they currently believe they are capable of achieving, we can all leave a positive mark on the world.”

The GAMA International Hall of Fame Award is regarded as the highest honor bestowed upon distinguished insurance and financial security leaders. This prestigious award will be presented at LAMP ’20 in Orlando, FL on March 23, 2020.

Nominees were evaluated by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which assessed each nominee’s history and accomplishments in four categories:

  1. Advancing the art and science of agency/firm building.
  2. Advancing the mission and work of the financial services industry.
  3. Enhancing the quality of public and private life.
  4. Promoting professional education in the financial services industry.

About GAMA International

GAMA International is an independent national nonprofit organization 501(c) (6), founded more than 85 years ago. GAMA International is the only association dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of first-line and front-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry. GAMA announced on July 29, 2019, that it will be joining with AALU to form a new organization representing the financial security profession in 2020.