NU Online News Service, Nov. 19, 11:53 a.m. – GAMA International, Falls Church, Va., has named Harry Hoopis to the GAMA International Management Hall of Fame.

GAMA, a professional group for insurance field leaders, has been presenting the Hall of Fame award each year to an insurance industry leader since 1974.

Hoopis entered the insurance industry in 1974 as assistant superintendent of manpower development at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee. In 1977 he became a general agent for Northwestern in Chicago. Since then, his agency’s field force has increased to 140, from 34, and the face amount of sales has increased to $2.8 billion, from $50 million.

Hoopis has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, and he holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant professional designations. He is also a past president of GAMA International and the founder of the Hoopis Family Foundation, a charity that raises funds for the City of Hope and treatment of cystic fibrosis.