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.

2020 Winners

Award Winner Company
Andrew Cali, CLF
COUNTRY Financial
Josh Becker The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Lyle Domenitz, LUTCF The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Jerry Harnik, CLU The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Jeffrey M. Neeck, CLU, CLTC The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Jeremy Staub MassMutual
Victor Muro, MBA, CLU, ChFC National Life Group
Jim Ortenzio National Life Group
Gil Cohen, ChFC, LUTCF, FSCP
Ohio National Financial Services
Roberto Vargas Ohio National Financial Services
 Winston Williams, MBA, ChFC, CIAM  Pan-American Life Insurance Group
Shawn Will Principal Financial Group
Dustin Corrente Prudential
Raymond F. Bree, Jr., CLU, CHFC
Securian Financial
Christopher Burgos
Securian Financial
Brandon M. Romine
The Baltimore Life Insurance Company
Arika V. Johnson
Thrivent Financial
David Liu, MBA
Transamerica Agency Network
John C. Large, LUTCF
Western & Southern Financial Group