Granum And Gammill Receive American Colleges Huebner Gold Medal
Two longtime leaders in the insurance industry were recently honored by The American College as winners of the Huebner Gold Medal. The recipients are Lee M. Gammill Jr., CLU, and O. Alfred Granum, CLU.
The Huebner Gold Medal, awarded annually since 1975, goes to individuals who have shown the deepest dedication to education and professionalism and have shown extraordinary support for the College.
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“Both Lee and Al have been instrumental in ensuring the continued success of the College and their companies. They are well deserving of this honor,” says Larry Barton, PhD, president and CEO of The American College.
“Not only did they go through the CLU program themselves, but both of them became real evangelists to encourage other agents to go and really make the investment in their career development,” he says.
Even though both Gammill and Granum are retired, they continue to speak to agents in the field about the importance of professional education and the impact it had on their careers, Barton says.
Lee M. Gammill Jr., formerly the vice chairman of the board of New York Life Insurance Company, started his career as a field representative with New York Life in 1957. Shortly thereafter, Gammill took on a field sales management role and served as a general manager in northern California from 1965 to 1986. At that time he was named senior vice president of New York Lifes individual insurance and annuity divisions. By 1991 he had responsibility for the companys entire individual insurance operations.