Garrett M. Chambers named
2016 Distinguished Financial Advisor for New Hampshire
About this year's winner...
Garrett is a third generation insurance professional who began his career in the financial services industry in 2003. His team works to build a deeper and more meaningful business to business relationship with their advisor partners. Garrett’s client centric philosophy is apparent throughout the insurance planning process, which is customized around each clients individual need. His expertise includes estate tax planning , business succession planning, and other risk management strategies.
Garrett received a business degree from Colby-Sawyer College with a focus in finance. He is the past President of The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) for the state of NH. After serving as president, he continued as the NAIFA NH National Committee person, and currently serves on the political action committee. Garrett is passionate about the local charity Make A Wish of NH, and is a society member for the organization. He resides in Hooksett, NH with his wife Kristen and two daughters Alison and Abby.
About this award...
The NAIFA New Hampshire (formerly New Hampshire Association of Life Underwriters) Distinguished Financial Advisor Award was begun in 1982 as a way of giving recognition to a living New Hampshire person who has rendered outstanding services to the Institution of Legal Reserve Life Insurance, the agency system, the insurance business and to the agents' forces. It is based on contributions "above and beyond the call of duty" to the insurance industry, the community and family. The award seeks to establish the "ideal" agent that all members strive to achieve. The person selected should be an active or former agent, general agent or manager. Yearly, each of the members of NAIFA New Hampshire are asked to recommend persons whose past activities, when viewed in retrospect and objectivity, are so outstanding, and over and beyond the call of duty, as to merit consideration for the New Hampshire Distinguished Financial Advisor Award. The recommendations go to a selection committee made up of the Immediate Past President (as Chairman), President-Elect and the three immediate past recipients. The responsibility for making the final decision rests with this committee.
Our Past Recipients...
2015 Brent R. Kimball, CFP, ChFC
2014 J. Quinn Hogan, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, CASL
2013 Christine Ryerson
2012 Lisa M. Larrabee, CLTC
2011 Nancy Sullivan, LUTCF, CLU
2010 Al Blake, Jr.
2009 Robert S. Blood CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CLTC, CASL
2008 Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC
2007 Kevin J. Halloran
2006 Andrew C. Lord, LUTCF, CLU, ChFC
2005 Thomas N. Tessier
2004 T. J. Shaughnessy
2003 Robert N. Garneau, CLU, ChFC
2002 Steve J. Tassey, CLU
2001 Francis J. Sullivan, Jr.
2000 Dawn T. Chambers, LUTCF
1999 Richard L. Rawlings, CLU, ChFC
1998 Alan D. Rogers, CLU
1997 Earl S. Prolman, CLU, ChFC
1996 Harold R. Sullivan, CFP, LUTCF
1995 William F. Simmons, Jr., RHU, LUTCF
1994 John W. Leveridge, CLU, ChFC
1993 James F. Hughes, CLU
1992 Margaret E. Upson
1991 Francis N. Perry, LUTCF
1990 Raymond F. Truncellito, LUTCF
1989 H. Robert Weisman
1988 Paul J. McGoldrick, CLU, ChFC
1987 James Kageleiry
1986 Russell Kott
1985 Alex Hanson, CLU, ChFC
1984 Alder (Jim) T. Hatch, CLU, ChFC
1983 Leroy W. Davis
1982 Francis B. Donovan