Hall Of Fame

Induction into the GAMA International Management Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the financial services industry to recognize an individual field leader whose professional career has been spent building a field organization and serving the industry. The prestigious award is presented to one individual annually.

2019 Hall of Fame nominations are now open! Click the link below to download the PDF to nominate a colleague to be the 2019 inductee into the GAMA International Hall of Fame! The deadline is December 14, 2018. Please email the completed form to Ji Hong at jhong@gamaweb.com

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2018 Hall Of Fame Recipient


 At 21, William enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for six years on both active and inactive duty. By 27, he owned eight dry-cleaning businesses around Chicago. He then moved to Los Angeles where he began his career in the life insurance and financial services field. In 1997, William began structuring his full-service financial-planning firm, which quickly took off. By 2013, Pollakov Financial Group had earned the Master Agency Award from GAMA International and was even voted the #1 Best Place to Work in San Diego.

Past Hall Of Fame Recipients

Year Name
2017 Nathan M. Perlmutter, CLU, ChFC
2016 Larry Reelitz, CLF
2015 David B. Schulman, CLU ChFC
2014 Mark Rooney, CLU ChFC CFP
2013 John T. Baier, M.S.F.S., CLU ChFC CFP CLF
2012 L. Karsten Lundring, CLU ChFC CFP
2011 Ronald S. Rosbruch, CLU ChFC
2010 Michael R. White, CLU ChFC CLTC
2009 Conkling Buckley Jr., CLU ChFC FLMI
2008 Burritt B. Anderson Jr., CLU ChFC
2007 Charles A. Smith, CLU ChFC
2006 Quincy M. Crawford, CLU
2005 Phillip C. Richards, CLU CFP RHU
2004 Maurice L. Stewart, CLU ChFC CLF
2003 Harry P. Hoopis, CLU ChFC
2002 Richard R. McCloskey, CLU ChFC CFP
2001 Wayne C. Swenson
2000 Alan Press, CLU LUTCF
1999 Robert C. Savage, CLU ChFC
1998 William S. Cochran, CLU
1997 James G. Morgan, CLU RHU
1996 William O. Goodwin, CLU ChFC
1995 Louis P. DiCerbo II, CLU ChFC RFC
1994 Paul J. Shevlin, M.S.F.S., CLU ChFC
1993 David W. Smith, CLU ChFC
1992 Thomas J. O’Haren, CLU ChFC AEP
1991 George W. Karr Jr.
1990 Robert W. Verhille, CLU ChFC
1989 William W. Fenniman, CLU ChFC
1988 Vincent C. Bowhers, CLU ChFC*
1987 Edward K. Leaton, CLU ChFC*
1986 John P. Meehan, CLU
1985 Robert E. Meeker, CLU ChFC*
1984 Monroe M. Diefendorf, CLU ChFC
1983 O. Alfred Granum, CLU
1982 Norman G. Levine, CLU ChFC
1981 William B. Wallace, CLU ChFC
1980 Earl C. Jordan, CLU*
1979 Michael P. Massad, CLU
1978 Lewis C. Yount, CLU*
1977 J.B. Conway
1976 Bruce Bare Sr., CLU
1975 Bernard S. Rosen, CLU
1974 William Earls, CLU*