Insurance Awards

The Order’s insurance program is an integral part of Father McGivney’s vision for the Knights of Columbus. It is only proper, then, that we recognize outstanding performances by our general agents and field agents.

These men make it their business to provide needed life insurance protection for our members and their families. The men of our field force are devoted and concerned advisers, professionally trained to be of service to Knights and their families. They are second-to-none in their willingness to help a fellow member learn how our top-rated products can protect him and his family.

The two leading general agents and two leading field agents for the calendar year 2007 were special guests of the Order’s Board of Directors at the supreme convention and were recognized for their outstanding performance and as representatives of all the fine work performed by Knights of Columbus agents. The two leading general agents were:


1. Marc Bouchard of Alberta – He met 284 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $15,446. His total gross volume was $240,982,000.


2. Ben Baca III of California – He met 276 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $11,817. His total gross volume was $118,215,000.

The other top 10 general agents were:

Top General Agents
General Agent Volume Per Member % of Quota Gross Volume

Gilles Duval (Ontario)




Robert S. Marlowe Jr.




Raymond P. Richer (Ontario)




Jean-Guy Lalonde (Ontario)




Harry J. Canter (D.C., Va., Md.




Marc L. Madore (Ontario)




Joseph P. DiCalogero (Massachusetts)




Tony Rangel (Texas)




Our two leading field agents were:


1. Joaquim M. Correia of the Baca Agency in California – He a met 721 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $23,776 and total gross volume of $19,806,000.


2. Neil S. Bouvier of the Bouchard Agency in Alberta – He met 491 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $20,104 and a total gross volume of $17,390,000. .

Rounding out the 2007 top 10 list of producers were:

Top Producers - Field Agents
Field Agent Volume Per Member % of Quota Gross Volume

Daniel R. Dean (Bouchard Agency, Alberta)




Robert W. Abbate (Choate Agency, Virginia)




William C. Lewchuk (Bouchard Agency, Alberta)




Kevin A. Paish (Bouchard Agency, Alberta)




Sonny M. Sangemino(Madore Agency, Ontario)




Douglas B. Kelly (Pfeifer Agency, Nebraska)




Steven R. Owens (Baca Agency, California)




Brian J. Oliver (Maranzino Agency, California)




Achievement Award

In addition to those general and field agents listed as leaders, a special achievement award in the form of an engraved plaque is presented to all agents who equal or exceed 100 percent of their assigned quota for the calendar year. In 2007, 31 general agents and 232 field agents earned this award.

Agency Incentive Award

It is also customary to reward our top producing general and field agents through an incentive award program at the end of each year. The 2007 award was a weeklong trip to Maui, Hawaii. Taking the trip last year were 41 general agents and 150 field agents along with their wives.

Supreme Knight’s Sales Club

In 2007, the top 22 general agents and top 60 field agents were recognized as members of the Supreme Knight’s Sales Club. All received attractive lapel pins with an appropriate diamond inset, in addition to an extra night in Maui. Two general agents qualified for the 21st consecutive year.