The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors bestowed the life insurance industry’s top industry honor on Brian Ashe during a luncheon at NAIFA’s Career Conference and Annual Meeting on Tuesday.
Ashe, a principal of Brian Ashe & Associates Ltd., Lisle, Ill., received the coveted John Newton Russell award, an honor accorded by the life insurance industry to a living individual who has rendered “outstanding services to the institution of life insurance above and beyond the call of duty.”
Ashe, a 43-year veteran of the insurance and investment business, assists clients with life, health, disability, annuity and equity products. His practice specializes in estate conservation, retirement planning, employee benefits and business insurance strategies.
“We have more prospects, more products, more attractive pricing and less competition than we have ever had,” said Ashe during his award presentation. “The question is what will we do with this opportunity?
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“The answer lies within the people within this room and our attitudes about our future,” he added. “We have the power, but do we have will? You honor and humble me. Let’s stick together and do great things.”
Ashe is the past president of the Million Dollar Round Table, an international organization with more than 31,500 members in 80 countries. According to the luncheon award program, Ashe has presented at industry events in 38 states and 15 foreign countries.