Chung At The Helm; A Milestone For MDRT

Sept. 1 will mark a milestone in the Million Dollar Round Table’s storied 77-year history: The organization will hand over leadership to a woman for the first time.

Adelia Chung, MDRT’s first vice president and a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, will become president after 22 years as a MDRT member. During that time, she has secured 12 Court of the Table and 6 Top of the Table honors.

“Adelia is someone who has a lot of heart and much insight into this business,” says MDRT President George Pickett. “She’s extremely capable.”

Chung herself credits the MDRT with helping her to grow “personally and professionally” in the field. And she takes a modest view of her new leadership role.

“With a membership as talented as MDRT’s, the part I?ll play [as president] will be easy and insignificant,” says Chung. “One year from now, I expect that we’ll have a clear vision of who we are and a strategy for achieving our core vision and values.”

A former Top of the Table advisory board member, Chung has twice served as divisional vice president and has been a chair and member of numerous MDRT committees. A Platinum Knight of the MDRT Foundation, she became in 1999 the second woman to serve as MDRT Foundation president.

Chung is a past president of the East Honolulu Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and past president of the Hawaii Chapter CLU/ChFC. Her civic involvement includes founding the Alana Dung Research Foundation and work with the Ronald McDonald House, YMCA and the Kapiolani Health Foundation.

-Warren S. Hersch


Reproduced from National Underwriter Edition, June 18, 2004. Copyright 2004 by The National Underwriter Company in the serial publication. All rights reserved.Copyright in this article as an independent work may be held by the author.