The Round Table of New York will recognize Gary T. "Doc" Huffman, CLU®, ChFC®, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 99thAnniversary Black Tie Dinner taking place in December at the Union League Club in New York City.
One of the most influential leadership organizations in the country, the Round Table of New Yorkoffers this annual award to an individual who has made significant contributions to the insurance and financial services profession. The award specifically recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the areas of ethics, education and industry leadership.
Doc Huffman is the Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Ohio National Financial Services. He joined the company in 2008 as vice-chairman of distribution, was promoted to vice-chairman and chief operating officer in 2009, and became Ohio National's ninth president in December 2010. In May 2012, he was elected chairman of the board of directors.
Mr. Huffman has over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Ohio National, he served as president and CEO of the Union Central Life Insurance Company, moving to that rank from that of chief operating officer. He was also a member of the board of directors beginning in 2006. He joined Union Central in 1999 as senior vice president for individual insurance.
Born and raised in Kentucky, Mr. Huffman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. He began his career as an insurance agent with MassMutual Insurance Company in 1975. During his tenure with that company, he moved from general agent to home office and field sales positions, advancing to senior vice president of marketing in 1998.
Doc Huffman is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and the recipient of many national quality and sales achievement awards. He also has assumed a leadership role serving numerous local and national non-profit organizations, most recently chairing the 2017 fundraising campaign of United Way of Greater Cincinnati. He was recognized in 2016 as home office recipient of the Ohio National Foundation's Paul E. Martin Award for outstanding community service. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services.
Dr. Robert Johnson, President and CEO of The College says, "Doc Huffman is just the leader we need at this pivotal juncture in the history of The College and the profession it serves. He is a visionary grounded in his dedication to the noble purpose of our profession to ensure the financial well-being of families in our society. I cannot think of a more deserving recipient of the Round Table of New York'sLifetime Achievement Award."
About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services was founded in 1927 and is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, the College has educated one in five financial advisors across the United States and offers prestigious financial planning designations such as the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and education leading to the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). It recently approved conferral of PhD degrees to the first class of graduates of that program. The American College's faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
About the Round Table of New York
Established in 1919, the Round Table of New York was initially organized by 28 general agents and managers representing 22 life insurance companies. The organization seeks to raise the level of professionalism and leadership in the financial services industry through adherence to ethical conduct, continuing education and meaningful service to the public. The organization is a strong advocate of Professionalism, Ethics, and Continuing Education available to the Financial Services Profession through The American College of Financial Services.
Round Table Members are among the Industry Leaders supporting AALU, GAMA, MDRT, NAIFA, and The American College.
About Past Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award
Past industry luminaries who have received this award include: Joseph J. Melone, CLU, JD, CEO of Prudential (2002); Maurice Stewart, CLU, ChFC, CLF, Executive Consultant of Penn Mutual Life (2004; Charles Smith, CLU, ChFC, CEO Emeritus of GAMA International (2005); Louis P. DiCerbo, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, Chair of PCP Benefit Plans, Ltd. (2006); David F. Woods, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CEO Emeritus of NAIFA (2007); Sy Sternberg, CLU, Chairman of the Board, New York Life Insurance Co. (2008); Thomas E. Workman, JD, President & CEO Emeritus of Life Insurance Council of NY (2009); Laurence Barton, Ph.D., CAP, President & CEO Emeritus of The American College (2010); Dennis J. Manning, CLU, ChFC, Executive Chairman of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (2011); Robert Kerzner, CLU, ChFC, President & CEO of LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, Inc. (2012); Fred Sievert, FSA, MAAA, retired President of New York Life Insurance Co. (2013); Todd M. Schoon, CLU, ChFC, JD, Senior Vice President of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (2014); Gregory Serio, Esq., former Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York and Executive Director of NAIFA–NYS (2016).