With a new year, we have seen many of our financial service representatives take great strides in building a strong reputation for MassMutual Carolinas. We are very excited to announce that our firm has received the Crystal Achievement Award for 2018. This award is given to firms who exhibit solid performance and growth over the previous year, as well as a stringent focus on the maintenance of quality business. It’s with utmost excitement and gratefulness for the hard work put in by our advisors that made this possible for all of us.
To celebrate the success we’ve had, we hosted an awards ceremony at Discovery Place. The night was well spent with exciting experiments, virtual reality simulations, and good company. “It was is an inspiring opportunity for our work community to come together in a unique, fun way that honors those who make every day a great day to be part of MassMutual Carolinas!” said Amanda Kramer, Director of Advisor Experience.
Below are our 2018 winners:
2018 Team of the Year Award – Robbins Financial Group
Congratulations to Robbins Financial Group for winning the 2018 Team of the Year Award as the highest FYC formal team in MassMutual!
Rising Leaders – Andrew Spafford, Bryce Miller and Kevin Monaghan
Successful Achievers – David Belinkie, Lee Bowman, Jim Crouch, John Dameron, Steven Davis, Ryan Donaghy, Cynthia Richards-Donald, Michael Ealey, Chris Foster, Jim Giltner, Tom Giltner, David Hodges, David Holden, Keith Kiser, Steve Krasnipol, Charles Melvin, Sunil Nagpal, Ryan Platt, Jody Rhyne, Don Robbins, Michael Russell, Adam Taff, Shane Tenny, Shannon Thompson, and Charles Venable.
Leaders Conference Qualifiers – Bret Alexander, Ken Altman, Jason Austell, Chase Austin, David Belinkie, Lee Bowman, Jim Crouch, John Dameron, Steven Davis, Ryan Donaghy, Cynthia Richards-Donald, Michael Ealey, Chris Foster, Jim Giltner, Tom Giltner, David Hodges, David Holden, Keith Kiser, Steve Krasnipol, Todd Lockhart, Charles Melvin, Kevin Monaghan, Sunil Nagpal, Ryan Platt, Jody Rhyne, Don Robbins, Michael Russell, Andrew Spafford, Danny Steelman, Adam Taff, Shane Tenny, Shannon Thompson and Charles Venable.
Wealth Management Conference Qualifier – Shane Tenny
Blue Chip Council Qualifiers - Tom Giltner, Steve Krasnipol, Sunil Nagpal, Ryan Platt, Don Robbins and Adam Taff
Top of the Council Qualifiers – Tom Giltner and Don Robbins
MassMutual Carolina’s Firm Awards:
Mary Long Award - Andrew Spafford
This individual demonstrates an outstanding commitment to professional development and education.
Charles Webb Award - John Mickey
This individual exemplifies our core values and is a positive influence within the firm. This individual works well with the firm’s staff and his or her respective peers and is heavily involved in giving back through service.
Herb Spaugh Award – Formal Team: Robbins Financial Group
This award recognizes excellence and leadership for the firm’s Formal Team with the highest LADL FYC.
Herb Spaugh Award – Elite Team: Spaugh Dameron Tenny
This award recognizes excellence and leadership for the firm’s Elite Team with the highest LADL FYC.
Russ Mickle Award – Charles Melvin III
This achievement honors one of the firm’s first and finest associates, Russ Mickle, who joined the Charlotte office in 1935. The award recognizes a MassMutual earned MDRT level associate with the highest percentage increase from the previous production year and has also written 25+ policies
Phil Howerton Award – Don Robbins
Awarded in honor of the GA for the Charlotte firm from 1935-1968. The recipient is recognized as the firm’s leader in LADL credits and must also qualify for Blue Chip Council
Cal Dings Award – Kevin Monaghan
Awarded in honor of the man who served as GA for this firm from 1968-1983. The recipient is recognized as the firm’s junior associate leader in LADL credits, is a Leaders Conference qualifier and a Rising Leader
Ivan Hinrichs Award – Ryan Platt
Awarded in honor of the man who served as GA for this firm from 1983-2003. The recipient is recognized as the firm’s leader in first year LADL commission and is a Leaders Conference qualifier who has written 50+ policies.
Jon Meadows Award – Don Robbins, Court Creeden and Shane Tenny
This award honors Jon Meadows the former GA of the MassMutual Greensboro agency. It recognizes an associate in his or her respective class for excellence in client service while having the highest MassMutual Index Insurance Premium and the lowest lapse ratio.
Rookie of the Year – Kim Weber
Awarded to the first year, inexperienced advisor who is the firm’s leader in MassMutual LADL FYC.
Hands & Feet Award – Amy Macari
This award is an opportunity to highlight an individual’s generous commitment and involvement with our community. Service is calculated in relationship to partnership with Hands & Feet as well as the associate’s personal dedication to charitable organizations.
Star Award – Caitlin Flanagan
This individual is recognized for his or her outstanding contributions in the role of supporting our advisors and firm.
Having a strong team filled with leaders, motivators and all-around awesome people has been the true key to success for us this past year. We are incredibly proud of their triumphs in 2018 and know that these recipients will continue to shine in the new year. As we jump into 2019 we hope to keep climbing the ladder of personal and professional success and development to continue to celebrate accomplishments within our organization.