The American College, the nation’s leading financial services educator, recently named Peter C. Browne, LUTCF, co-founder of Price Raffel and Browne of New York as the recipient of this year’s Samuel H. Weese Award. Browne has had an exemplary career spanning nearly four decades – as a manager and leading producer representing Union Central Life, a UNIFI Company – and as a leader in organizations vital to our industry. This award honors Browne’s long-term generosity and voluntary service to The American College and its advancement efforts.

“Peter embodies all of the best qualities of our graduates. He is a shining example of how one individual, dedicated to making a difference, can make a tremendous impact on the financial services industry and the professional educational programs that lead to personal success,” said Charles (Tip) Cronin III, CLU, CAP, Senior Vice President of Advancement and The Foundation’s Chief Staff Officer. “We are proud to call him one of our alumni.”

Browne received the Weese Award during The American College’s semi-annual Foundation Board meeting in late June. Albert J. “Bud” Schiff, CLU, CEO, NYLEX Benefits, American College Trustee and Chairman of the Foundation Board’s Recognition and Stewardship Committee officiated at the presentation. In his remarks, Schiff recognized Browne’s nine years of service as a Trustee of The American College, and his service on the Executive and Certification committees. Browne currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Foundation Board and was instrumental in the creation and funding of the Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance and Investments, sponsored by the Union Central Life Insurance Company.

He has a long and distinguished career in the financial services industry. Browne has served as the President of the New York State Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NYSAIFA) and of its New York City chapter (NYCAIFA). He is the immediate past Treasurer and past Trustee of the Board of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Browne recently completed a nine-year stint as a member of The American College’s Board of Trustees and served on the Executive Committee for six of those nine years. He is also a past Trustee of the National Board of the Life Underwriters Training Council (LUTC). In addition, he is a Past Trustee of GAMA International and a Past President of its New York City chapter.

He holds the distinction of Top of the Table membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for the past 25 consecutive years and has received several awards in the profession, including the Spencer L. McCarty Award (NYSAIFA); the Julian S. Myrick Award (NYCAIFA); the President’s Leadership Award (NYCAIFA); and the Ralph G. Englesman Award (New York City Life Managers).