John A Thompson III, an agent for New York Life Insurance Company, has been designated a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Mitch Kay of the Charlotte General Office has announced.
The LUTCF is conferred only upon those individuals who meet or exceed the exacting qualification standards determined by the two organizations that jointly sponsor the designation, The American College and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).
Since the introduction of the LUTCF designation in 1984, more than 67,500 individuals in the United States have earned this prestigious credential.
Thompson was awarded the LUTCF designation after completing the six- course professional curriculum that is a combination of product-focus education, hands-on sales training and ethics. Students must also pass a series of rigorous examinations to earn the designation. The American College holds the highest level of academic accreditation and specializes in financial services education.
Thompson has been a New York Life agent since 2006 and is associated with New York Life’s Charlotte General Office in Charlotte, N.C.
He is a member of the Midlands of S.C. Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. His local involvement consists of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Camden Jaycees and Kershaw County Citadel Club. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Citadel.
Thompson and his fiancée, Mary Katherine Watson, plan to be married April 20, 2012, and they will live in Camden.
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States (based on the Fortune 500) and is one of the largest life insurers in the world.