NAIFA - Richmond  

Special Announcement from the Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

NAIFA-Richmond Membership Breakfast Meeting:

Friday, February 26, 2010
8:00 a.m., The Westwood Club, 6200 W. Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226.

Guest Speaker: Larry Barton, PhD.

President and CEO, The American College

Larry Barton will also moderate a C.E. Seminar immediately following our Membership Breakfast Meeting:

Larry Barton, PhD
"Risk Management for Financial Advisors".
- evaluating system and HR risks in your agency.
- preparing a business continuity plan for your practice
- preventing financial fraud: the essentials from IRS, fraud examiners and clinical psychologists
- client communications in the midst of a business emergency
- case study


Your reservation is necessary so we can provide an accurate count to the Westwood Club, so PLEASE RSVP! There is NO CHARGE for NAIFA-Richmond members for the Membership Breakfast Meeting and C.E. Seminar. As always, a non-member can attend our Membership Breakfast Meetings twice during the membership year (September through June) as a NAIFA guest, with an additional $35.00 charge to attend the C.E. Seminar. If the non-member joins NAIFA during that membership year, the $70.00 charge will be applied toward their dues!

Please RSVP by 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by e-mailing Association Executive Heather O'Shea Smith at or calling 804-561-0331. Invite a non-member to breakfast and a C.E. seminar and they'll see why IT'S SMART TO BELONG!


Larry Barton, PhD, is the eighth president and chief executive officer of The American College. Dr. Barton has a long and distinguished career spanning both higher education and industry.

Prior to joining The American College, Dr. Barton served as president and chief executive officer of Heald College, a not-for-profit institution with 11 campuses in California, Oregon, and Hawaii. Before this, he served as president of DeVry University in Phoenix, Arizona.

From 1995-1999, Dr. Barton served as vice president of communications and public affairs for Motorola, Inc., where he led public affairs and crisis strategies for one of the world's leading technology companies, managing regional teams in London, Geneva, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

A former professor of management and business at Pennsylvania State University Graduate Center at Great Valley, Dr. Barton has also served on the faculties of Boston College and Harvard Business School. He was named Teacher of the Year in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1992, ranking first among 92 faculty members. He was also named 1992 Ascendant Scholar of the Year by the Western Academy of Management.

Dr. Barton received a coveted Senior Fulbright Scholarship in Crisis Management to Japan from the U.S. Information Agency in 1987. Since 1995 Dr. Barton has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives at the University of Tennessee and since 2005 for The Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

Dr. Barton enjoys an international reputation as one of the world's leading experts in risk and crisis management. His clients include British Petroleum, Nike, The Walt Disney Company, Cigna, Honda, ExxonMobil, American Family Insurance and Emerson. Dr. Barton has offered keynote speeches and presentations at more than 200 conferences in nearly 20 countries, including programs sponsored by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (2003), American Association of University Administrators (2003), United States Army War College (2002), The FBI Training Academy (since 2007) and many others.

His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, and more than 40 academic journals worldwide. Dr. Barton has been interviewed on CNBC, ABC News This Morning, CNN, Public Radio's "Marketplace", and other network programs on issues related to financial services and crisis prevention. He has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and other publications. For the past six years, Insurance Newscast has recognized Dr. Barton as "One of the 100 Most Powerful People in Insurance."

Dr. Barton holds an AB degree, magna cum laude, in speech and communications from Boston College, the MALD (Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy) degree in international business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a PhD degree in public affairs and international communications from Boston University.

Dr. Barton is married to Eliza Alden and they have two sons, Matthew and Mark.

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NAIFA-Richmond's Annual IFAPAC Membership Breakfast Meeting
Friday, March 26, 2010
Featuring Guest Speakers from the Richmond Flying Squirrels:.
Bill Papierniak, General Manager, and Todd Parnell,
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

NAIFA-Richmond Annual IFAPAC Membership Breakfast Meeting: Friday, March 26, 2010

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Independence Golf Club, Midlothian, VA. 
Save the date for NAIFA-Richmond's best annual event!.Click HERE for more details, and watch our website at and our monthly e-mail newsletter for the latest news and updates!

NAIFA-Richmond Annual Golf Tournament: Monday, May 17, 2010

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