James H. Krueger First In Class Award

Each year, first-line leaders find a way to excel in leading their agencies or firms to be No. 1 in their companies. To recognize these leaders, in 2000, GAMA International created the First in Class Award. For 17 years now, being named "First in Class" has been a recognized way for companies to honor those first-line leaders who exemplify established benchmarks for excellence.

2019 Winners

Award Winner Company
Mike Washburn, LUTCF CLF FSS American National Insurance Company
Anthony J. Laesch, CLU ChFC LUTCF FSS COUNTRY Financial
Michael A. Book MassMutual
Victor Muro, MBA CLU ChFC National Life Group
Jim Ortenzio National Life Group
Gil Cohen, ChFC LUTCF Ohio National Financial Services
Winston Williams, MBA CIAM PMP Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Lisa Davis, MSM Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Gary L. Karthauser, CLU ChFC CLF Principal
Michael Thomas Prudential
William M. Forrester Securian Financial
Maria L. Fowler The Baltimore Life Insurance Company
Earl J. Luttner, CLU The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Sanford M. Aderson, JD The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
MaryLou Rodgers, MBA The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Danielle K. Swann, MBA The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Matthew W. Roddy, LUTCF The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Thomas D. Wyatt, JD CFP AIF The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Robert E. Franklin, RICP The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Arika V. Johnson, CLTC Thrivent Financial
David Liu, MBA Transamerica Agency Network
Scott A. Garlough Western & Southern Life