The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa., has awarded Charles D. Marks, CLU, ChFC, CASL, the first-ever Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award was presented to Marks in honor of his many years of exemplary service, leadership, and his contributions to the life insurance industry as well as The College.
“The American College is honored to present the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Charles,” said Larry Barton, Ph.D., President and CEO of The American College. “Our institution has benefitted enormously from his dedication and service over the years, and we are all lucky to have the opportunity to learn and grow from his expertise.”
Marks began his career in insurance in 1964. He was president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) – Greater New Orleans from 1982-83 and from 1986-87 held the same position with NAIFA – Louisiana. He also served as president of the New Orleans chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals from 1984-85 and was president of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council from 1986-87.
In 1989, Marks was elected to the executive committee of the Million Dollar Round Table. While serving as president of the MDRT from 1992-93, he established the Home Office Partnership, a program focused on the quality, professionalism and ethical standards of all life insurance agents. He also established the MDRT Mentoring Task Force, which led to the MDRT Mentoring Program.