H. Kirke Lewis died Monday in Memphis, Tenn.[@@]

Lewis, 70, had cancer, according to the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Falls Church, Va.

Lewis was a top producer for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, Mass., for many years, and he first qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, Park Ridge, Ill., in 1969.

Lewis served as president of NAIFA from 1980 to 1981 and as president of the Association of Health Insurance Advisors, a NAIFA conference, from 1999 to 2000. He also was chairman of the Life Underwriter Training Council.

Lewis helped create AHIA and the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow professional designation.

Lewis himself held the Chartered Life Underwriter designation as well as the LUTCF designation and several other designations.