The new leader of the Million Dollar Round Table comes from the United States.
Regina Bedoya, the MDRT’s 2020 president, is the president of RB Financial Advisors of Juno Beach, Florida.
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Bedoya took over from Ross Vanderwolf, who now serves on the MDRT executive committee as the group’s immediate past president, this week in Sydney, Australia, at the MDRT Global Conference.
Vanderwolf is a financial planner based in Brisbane, Queensland, in Australia.
The other members of the MDRT executive committee are Ian Green, who is now the MDRT’s first vice president; Randy Scritchfield, the second vice president; and Peggy Tsai, the secretary.
MDRT represents financial professionals who meet the group’s sales and conduct standards.
The group says it now has 72,000 members in 70 nations and territories.
That’s up from 62,000 members in 69 nations and territories a year ago.
MDRT’s latest Form 990 filing available on FoundationCenter.org, for 2017, shows that the group reported $16 million in operating income that year on $53 million in total revenue and $100 million in total assets.
MDRT had 103 employees and 1,619 volunteers.
One sign of the group’s global reach: It reported spending $1 million on interpreter services.
The group provided $377,500 in support for its own MDRT Foundation, and $750,000 in support for Life Happens.
MDRT says in the announcement of its new officer list that its 2020 initiatives will include providing content through the MDRT EDGE app and offering strong local networking events.
Bedoya has a bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She holds the Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst professional designations.