NAIFA-California’s highest honor is the Norman G. Levine Distinguished Service Award. The award was originally established in 1992 as the Distinguished Service Award. It was later renamed to honor the longtime service and leadership of the industry great, Norman G. Levine.
NAIFA-California's Norman G. Levine Distinguished Service Award is given annually to recognize individuals who have given meritorious service to the insurance and financial services industry, and to the community in ways that enhance the image of the agent/advisor. These individuals will have clearly demonstrated the attributes of personal success.
The award is presented at the Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet, during our Annual Conference.
The following criteria are considered in selecting the award recipient:
Evidence of meritorious service to the insurance and financial advisors association and/or the life and health insurance industry and/or the community.
A current member of NAIFA, and/or a person dedicated to the enhancement of the association/industry.
If the candidate is a Past President of NAIFA-California, three years must have lapsed since the individual held the office of state President.
Current NAIFA-California Board of Trustees members are not eligible for the award.
Prior service on the NAIFA-California Board of Trustees as an officer is not required.
1992 Robert S. Albritton, CLU*
1992 William T. J. Harris, CLU*
1992 G. Cameron Hurst, Jr., CLU*
1992 Paul R. Jeffers, CLU*
1992 Morland G. McManigal, CLU, LUTCF, CPCU*
1992 Evers Dawn Nuckels*
1993 Richard S. Smith, CLU
1994 William V. Regan
1994 William V. Regan, III, CLU
1995 Donald H. Mehlig, CLU, ChFC
1996 Norman G. Levine, CLU, ChFC
1997 Stephen C. Shaw, CLU
1998 Karl E. Hansen, CLU, ChFC
1999 Larry M. Lambert, CLU, CFP, RFC
2000 Gene L. Mahn, CLU, ChFC
2001 Peter Fulchiron, CLU, LUTCF
2002 Ray A. Silva, CLU, ChFC
2003 Michael F. Flynn, CLU
2004 Steven M. Frank, CLU
2005 Peter J. Holden
2006 Deanna S. Dooley, LUTCF, J.D.
2007 John A. Davidson, LUTCF, FSS
2008 W. Harold Petersen, RHU, DFP
2009 Bruce C. Lichtenberg, LUTCF
2010 Robert E. Dooley, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
2011 R. Jan Pinney, CLU, ChFC, CPCU
2012 Larry R. Lee, CLU, ChFC
2013 Dennis P. Sunderman
2014 Gordon T. Colburn, RHU
2015 Michael J. Ables, LUTCF
2016 Russell A. Smith, CLU, ChFC, CFP, CSA
2017 Terry Kaltenbach, CLU, ChFC, CAP
2018 Richard Nilmeier, CLU, RHU
2019 Michael S. McCaffrey, CLTC, LUTCF
*1992 Charter Recipients