Joint Meeting EPC Riverside & EPC San Bernardino
This month's speaker is Clark McCleary CLU, ChFC, MSFS, AEP Distinguished, past NAEPC President.
TOPIC: What I Would Want to Know About the Life Insurance Business If I Didn’t Already Know It (or at least thought I did!)
Clark B. McCleary has been the recipient of a number of industry awards during his 45 years as a life insurance agent. He has spoken in more than half the states on life insurance issues and practice enhancement strategies. Clark was national president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals in 1999-2000 and was the first recipient to receive that organization’s newly created Kenneth Black Leadership Award in 2006. He is a member of two NAEPC councils in Houston and is a past-president of the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council. The NAEPC honored Clark in 2006 by naming him a Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner® and electing him to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame®. Clark is past president of NAEPC having served in that role in 2012.
A special note about Clark’s presentation… A few years ago Clark was asked to speak at his affiliated local estate planning council, the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council, for the fourth time during his 25 years of membership. He was uncertain what subject matter he should cover that the audience would find fresh and interesting, so he decided to let the membership determine his content. Clark emailed 15 members, five in each of the attorney, CPA and trust officer categories, and asked what issues they would like to hear him address. The response level was extremely high and well defined, which allowed Clark to construct a presentation that was very well received. He has continued to make that presentation, slightly modified over the years to keep up with the times, because the non-insurance and financial planning members request it.