Congratulations to Ryan Pinney! MDRT has named him the VP of its Guided Development Division for 2016-2017.
In this role, he'll oversee a task force that encourages and facilitates mentoring relationships between MDRT members. Additionally, the task force will develop and expand study groups within the organization. One goal is to find new ways for MDRT members to access the tools they need to develop their leadership skills, including coaching resources. As part of the duties associated with this role, Ryan will also become a member of MDRT's Management Council.
Joining and contributing to industry organizations is one way Pinney Insurance gives back to our industry. After all, it's true what they say - a rising tide lifts all ships. We're proud to contribute what we've learned, what we've tried, and what might not work in terms of life insurance sales. We're also eager to hear the tips and processes that work for others. The more we share, the better we all get at helping our clients.
Want an inside look at where MDRT members see our industry heading? Check out the MDRT Agency Principal Series Podcast:
- Episode 1: The State of the Industry
- Episode 2: Trends Affecting Agent Productivity
- Episode 3: Looking Forward: An International Perspective
- Episode 4: Advisor Training & Continuing Education
- Episode 5: Commoditization of Insurance Agents & Insurance Products
Founded in 1927, MDRT is a global, independent association of more than 49,500 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.
Ryan is an eight-year MDRT member with eight Top of the Table qualifications. A regular contributor to financial publications such as Bankrate.com, Yahoo! Finance, and Fox Business News, as well as PinneyInsurance.com, he is a sought-after expert in using technology to drive insurance business and streamline the application and underwriting processes.
He leverages his experience with search engine optimization, social media, and online marketing to assist agents and agencies alike in creating their online presence, as well as profiting from it. Utilizing the same principles and technology his firm provides to agents, his agency sold more than 16,000 policies direct-to-consumer over the internet last year.