BURLINGTON, N.C. (January 17, 2011) – Bernard Bloom, International Fraternal Presidents at Foresters, a life insurance provider committed to the well-being of families, has confirmed that he will be in attendance at National Agents Alliance’s National Convention later this week in Raleigh N.C., National Agents Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Albright announced today. The convention, held at the Raleigh Convention Center, will host thousands of insurance agents and special guests from all over the United States. The event starts Thursday night and wraps up Sunday.
“It’s a tremendous privilege and honor to have a person like Bernard Bloom attend our national convention,” Albright said. “He has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and expertise in our industry and we really just enjoy spending time around him. The partnership between Foresters and National Agents Alliance has never been better, and we expect the relationship to continue to grow in the future. We’re very excited to have a person like Bernard Bloom at our convention and can’t wait to spend some time with him this week.”
The keynote speaker will be Dave Anderson (author/sales and leadership trainer), and will also feature Roy Cooper (North Carolina’s Attorney General), Dianna Kokoszka (Keller Williams MAPS Coach), Tim Goad (Tim Goad Ministries), Wayne Goodwin (North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance), in addition to the top leaders in National Agents Alliance.
“It is always a pleasure to be able to visit Andy Albright’s conventions and meet the enthusiastic agents from all over North America,” Bloom said. “Foresters’ connection with National Agents Alliance is such a good fit, because of our fraternal nature and their community spirit.”
“When National Agents Alliance started to sell policies provided by Foresters some years ago, it was a new venture for both organizations. Now – with hindsight – this was just a perfect marriage of the community spirit of NAA and the fraternal nature of Foresters. Foresters’ ethos of ‘member helping member and members helping communities’ sits so well with the caring attitude of National Agents Alliance. It is always a pleasure to visit the NAA National Convention and mix with the enthusiastic agents. The connection seems to get stronger as time goes by.”
Bloom joined Foresters in 1962 and has held many branch and regional council positions before joining the Foresters Board of Directors in 2000. He was elected Foresters International Fraternal President in 2005.
Bloom was awarded the Grand Cross in 1989. Bernard is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has held a number of senior positions with Sun Alliance Insurance Group until he became an Independent Insurance Consultant in 1992. He volunteers with a pensioners group and serves on the board of Children’s Miracle Network United Kingdom. He has served as a Magistrate (Justice of the Peace) within the United Kingdom Legal system since 1981. Bernard and his wife Maureen, also an active Forester, have two children, three grandchildren and live in Southampton, England.
For more information on the National Agents Alliance National Convention, visit the National Agents Alliance event page.
ABOUT NATIONAL AGENTS ALLIANCE
National Agents Alliance is an innovative lead generation and marketing organization that sells life insurance, annuities, and other financial services products through more than 7,000 active independent sales representatives in 50 states. Focused on serving middle-income families, National Agents Alliance is the No. 1 United States provider of mortgage protection insurance and offers a broad array of other affordable products from highly regarded companies such as Mutual of Omaha, Foresters, and ING. Since its inception in 2002, National Agents Alliance has helped more than 670,000 families successfully apply for more than $78 billion in life insurance coverage.
For more information about National Agents Alliance, call 1-866-752-1163 or visit http://www.nationalagentsalliance.com
ABOUT BERNARD BLOOM
Bernard Bloom’s association with Foresters began in 1962. Since that time he has held various Branch and Regional Council Officer positions, as well as Chairman of the UK Regional Councils’ Benevolent Fund. He was awarded the Grand Cross in 1989 and became International Fraternal President in 2005. An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Bloom’s career was largely spent with the Sun Alliance Insurance Group, where he held the positions of Senior New Business Manager and Branch Manager. Bernard has been a member of Foresters Board of Directors since May 2000, and serves on the Board’s Fraternal, and Ethics & Governance Committees.
Founded in 1874 as a fraternal benefit society, Foresters™ champions the well-being of families through quality life insurance, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with more than 765,000 members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Unity Life of Canada*, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresters, represents Foresters in Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.foresters.com. Foresters™ is a trademark of the The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9.
*Unity Life of Canada, a Foresters company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Independent Order of Foresters.
ABOUT DAVE ANDERSON
Peak performance author, columnist, trainer and speaker for sales and leadership, Dave Anderson walks the talk of a leader. Anderson has led some of the most successful retail automotive dealership groups in the country; most recently heading up an automotive dealership group with more than $300 million in sales. Anderson gives more than a hundred speeches, presentations and workshops annually all over the world and has delivered his leadership message in 13 countries.
Anderson’s trademark “pull no punches,” down-to-earth style resonates worldwide, reaching people fed up with the hyper-tolerance and politically correct trends that are weakening both society and business cultures. Anderson has written ten books and writes a monthly leadership column for two national magazines. He is president of the Dave Anderson Corporation and LearntoLead. Anderson has been on hundreds of talk radio programs and as a panelist on MSNBC’s “Your Business.” He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association. Anderson is based in Southern California.
ABOUT KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
Keller Williams Realty is an Austin, Texas-based, real estate franchise company with over 78,000 real estate agents, operating in more than 695 market centers (offices) across the United States and Canada. Keller Williams Realty is currently the third-largest residential real estate company in the United States.
Keller Williams is home of MREA – The Millionaire Real Estate Agent. Our coaches are mega agents themselves who have been selected specifically to build the next generation of Keller Williams’ Mega Agents. These hand selected MREA experts have mastered the systems and models outlined in Gary Keller’s best-selling book. They’ve been through extensive training with Dianna Kokoszka in order to teach people how to master these key real estate principles. For more information on Keller Williams Realty, visit http://www.kw.com.