The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE)
names new officers, members to board of directors
Arlington, Va. – January 24, 2013 – The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) has announced the appointment of four new officers and two new board members to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2013.
Stephen O. Rothschild, CLU, ChFC, CRC, RFC, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Naples, Fla., serves as chair of the board of directors, replacing Debra C. Newman, CLU, ChFC, LTCP, of Minneapolis, Minn., who remains on LIFE’s executive committee in the role of immediate past chair. Cindy V. Gentry, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, of Corpus Christi, Tex., serves as chair-elect and Marc Schwartz, JD, CLU, as secretary. These officers serve a one-year term beginning the first of the year. Brian H. Ashe, CLU, of Lisle, Ill., continues as treasurer, serving an indefinite term. Marvin H. Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC, of Clearwater, Fla. is LIFE’s President and CEO.
The chair, chair-elect, treasurer and secretary are volunteer positions held by members of the LIFE Foundation’s board, which is comprised of representatives of its six producer organizations whose counsel and financial support are essential to helping LIFE carry out its public education mission. These organizations include the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), GAMA International (GAMA), Forum400, Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA).
New Board Members:
Julian H. Good Jr., CLU®, ChFC®, has been selected to serve as a member of the LIFE Foundation’s board of directors. Good is a career producer with MetLife, based in New Orleans, LA.
Good is a LIFE and 29-Year Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) and an eight-time Court of the Table qualifier and a four-time Top of the Table qualifier. He served as the 2011 MDRT President. Good is also a Diamond Knight and Steward of the MDRT Foundation. He is a member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals(SFP), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and the Association of Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU).
His other industry activities include serving as past president of the New Orleans chapter of the Society of Financial Professionals, past president of NAIFA Greater New Orleans, past Regional Vice President of the Louisiana AIFA and past president of the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Estate Planning Council.
In 2011, Good was named to the Insurance Newscast’s list of 100 most powerful people in the Insurance Industry of North America.
Good holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and is a past president of the Washington and Lee University Greater New Orleans Alumni Association. He is also a 2007 graduate of NAIFA’s Leadership in Life Institute.
Richard H. Linsday, CLU®, AEP, ChFC®, has been selected to serve as a member of the LIFE Foundation’s board of directors. He is a financial services representative with Planned Estate Services, an office of MetLife based in Westlake Village, Calif. Previously Linsday was affiliated with Phoenix Home Life Ins. Co, Manulife Financial, Integrated Financial, Manufacturers Brokerage Services and Aetna Life.
He is a Life and Qualifying Member of the MDRT and MDRT Top of the Table. Linsday is also the past Chair of the Forum 400. Linsday is an active member of The Society for Financial Services Professionals, Foundation for Society of Financial Services Professionals, the Los Angeles Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, West Los Angeles Chapter. He previously held board positions at the Financial Planners Association, Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles Estate Planning Council and California Association of Life Underwriters.
Linsday is the winner of the Will G. Farrell Lifetime Achievement Award, Leading Brokerage Manager, U.S., Manulife Financial, Philip Grosser, Man of the Year Award, WLALUA, Certificate of Professional Excellence, Los Angeles County CLU.
Linsday is the current President and CEO of Devil Pups Youth Program for America and the past Chair of the American Heart Association of Southern California.
A graduate of the Northern Illinois University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in management, Linsday also holds a graduate diploma from The National Defense University. His Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designations come from The American College, where he also earned graduate certificates in Financial Counseling and Estate Planning.
The Life and Health Foundation for Education (LIFE), a non-profit organization, inspires the public to take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products. LIFE is the voice of choice for the industry providing the highest quality independent and objective messaging about life insurance and related products. To learn more about LIFE, go to www.lifehappens.org.