NFP’s Mike James Joins AALU’s Board of Directors
The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) announces James’ appointment at the 2018 AALU Annual Meeting

NEW YORK – May 2, 2018 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, is pleased to announce that Mike James, president of NFP Life Solutions and PartnersFinancial, has joined the Association AALU’s board of directors. AALU made the announcement at its 2018 Annual Meeting, of which NFP was a proud sponsor.

Throughout his career, James has been a constant advocate for the life insurance industry, focused on ensuring that the outstanding protection and savings benefits of life insurance products remain available and most effectively distributed to the public. In addition, James has been a steadfast champion of workforce diversity, recognizing the critical mission of building an insurance industry workforce that more closely aligns with the diversity of our society and is strengthened through the advancement of different employee backgrounds and perspectives.

"We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the AALU board," said David J. Stertzer, chief executive officer of AALU. "His dedication to life insurance planning is a natural fit with the goals of our organization. We look forward to Mike’s leadership and passion for greater diversity and inclusion in the life insurance industry."

"I am humbled and honored to be able to weigh in on key issues impacting the life insurance industry as a new member of the AALU board," said James. "Dovetailing with NFP’s own mission to promote a diverse workforce, I am excited to continue this important work with AALU."

NFP sponsored 10 AALU NFP Diversity Scholarships to enable the firm’s brightest minds from all backgrounds to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting.

"Mike is an outstanding leader and executive who has led the alignment and organization of NFP’s expansive life insurance capabilities. I’m confident he will continue to do great work for the life insurance industry as a member of AALU’s board," said Chairman and CEO of NFP, Doug Hammond. "Mike has also been instrumental in aligning NFP’s business with its priority of putting people first and engendering a culture of inclusivity to ensure organizational success."

About NFP
At NFP Corp., our solutions and expertise are matched only by our personal commitment to each client’s goals. We’re a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty, retirement and individual private client solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates.

NFP has more than 4,200 employees and global capabilities. Our expansive reach gives us access to highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions in the industry, while our locally based employees tailor each solution to meet our clients’ needs. We’ve become one of the largest insurance brokerage, consulting and wealth management firms by building enduring relationships with our clients and helping them realize their goals.

Recently NFP was ranked the 4th largest U.S.-based privately owned broker, the 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue and the 5th best place to work in insurance by Business Insurance, the 9th largest property & casualty agency by total 2016 P&C revenue and the 9th largest commercial lines agency by total 2016 P&C and commercial lines revenue by Insurance Journal, the 10th largest employee benefits broker by Employee Benefit Adviser, the 11th largest global insurance broker by Best’s Review and the 12th largest broker of U.S. business by Business Insurance.

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