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Distinguished Service Award


To recognize individuals who have given meritorious service to the insurance and financial services industry, the agency system, and the community in ways that enhance the image of the agent. These
individuals have provided exceptional service to NAIFA.

DSA/YAT Award Application

2022 DSA Recipient

Tom_McLeary_01_051_WebThomas L. McLeary, CLU - CEO of Endow, Incorporated

Tom said, " I am grateful and honored to be selected as the 2022 NAIFA Illinois Distinguished Service Award recipient. As I look back on my NAIFA Illinois journey, I am most grateful for the people that I met and got to know along the way. In life one of its greatest gifts is the gift of Service. I am honored that my Association friends and colleagues gave me the opportunity to serve. My thanks to the NAIFA Illinois Board of Direction, the Selection Committee and all the people on this journey that helped me to become a Servant Leader.”

Award Criteria

  • Minimum of 15 years as a NAIFA member and a current member
  • Previous leadership role at with NAIFA as officer or director
  • APIC and IFAPAC involvement, membership recruitment and leadership involvement and development
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