NAILBA Perspectives Perspectives Fall 2018 | Page 21

brokerage in motion (If you have personnel changes to contribute to our next issue, please send press releases or notices to Perspectives editor Telly Lovelace at [email protected].) Garth Garlock, LLIF Retires from North American Company On behalf of everyone at North Amer- ican and Sammons Financial Group, I wish to congratulate Garth Garlock on his upcoming retirement as senior vice president and chief distribution offi- cer of North American Company’s life division. Garth’s last day with North American will be December 31, 2018. With over 31 years of life insurance experience — 18 of those with North American Company — Garth has been instrumental to our organization’s suc- cess. His love of the industry and strong leadership helped steer our life insur- ance business toward some incredible achievements. Beyond his career accomplishments, Garth will leave with many great mem- ories of the business from over the years, and he values the numerous life- long friendships he’s developed along the way. Upon retirement, Garth plans to spend time with family and friends, and his passion for seeing independent financial professionals succeed and be- ing a part of the bigger picture effort to insure the underinsured will no doubt keep him connected to the industry in the years to come. As we prepare for Garth’s departure from North American Company, we will be taking some time to evaluate the best possible structure to support the sales team into the future, and we will be sure to keep you apprised as any ad- ditional changes occur. Please join me in wishing Garth and his family the very best in this much-de- served retirement. Steve Palmitier, CLU, LLIF President and Chief Operating Officer Midland National Life Insurance Company North American Company for Life and Health Insurance Congratulations to Barbara Crowley Pictured (left to right) are Debbie Hannam, Barbara’s business partner who is celebrating her own career milestone of 25 years with Brokers Clearing House, Michelle DeClerck of NAWBO and Barbara. Congratulations to NAILBA Charitable Foundation Board member Barbara Crowley who will be honored by the Iowa National Association of Women Busi- ness Owners (NAWBO) as their 2018 Hall of Fame Legacy Honoree Award winner. Barbara will receive her award during NAWBO’s Awards Luncheon and Ban- quet in West Des Moines, Iowa after NAILBA’s 37th Annual Meeting. Barbara, Debbie, and Michelle all will be in Orlando attending NAILBA 37. Be sure to congratulate the Brokers Clearing House ladies. Congratulations Barbara on an honor well-deserved! AMERICA’S LARGEST GATHERING OF INDEPENDENT LIFE BROKERAGE AGENCIES NOVEMBER 6-8 2019 / DALLAS, TX SAVE THE DATE 21