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.

At the convention were four representatives of that field force: our two leading general agents and two leading field agents for the calendar year 2008.

They were special guests of the Order’s Board of Directors in recognition of their outstanding performance and as representatives of all the fine work performed by their fellow agents. The two leading general agents were: 

Marc G. Bouchard of Alberta, Canada, was the top general agent of 2008, with a volume per member of $14,589 and a total gross  volume of $232,490,000.   Gilles Duval, a general agent from Ontario, Canada, receives an award for being one of the two leading general agents  in 2008. He finished the year at 172 percent of quota with a volume per member of $6,711.

1. Marc G. Bouchard of Alberta, Canada — He finished the year at 215 percent of quota with a volume per member of $14,589. His total gross volume was $232,490,000. 

 

2. Gilles Duval of Ontario, Canada –– He finished the year at 172 percent of quota with a volume per member of $6,711. His total gross volume was $72,078,000.

The other top 10 general agents were:


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

Robert S. Marlowe, Jr. (Maryland)

 $8,202

164

$118,036,000

Jean-Guy Lalonde (Ontario)

 $7,785

156

$146,431,000

Ben Baca III (California/Hawaii)

$9,224

147

$92,174,000

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

$8,184

136

$127,714,000

Raymond P. Richer (Ontario)

$7,540

135

$116,046,000

Joseph Ven Der Buhs (British Columbia)

$10,280

132

$103,962,000

Thomas Supak (Texas)

$5,136

119

$60,530,000

Joseph P. DiCalogero (Massachusetts)

$3,918

116

$51,375,000

Our two leading field agents were:

Neil S. Bouvier of the Bouchard Agency in Alberta, Canada, was the top field agent of 2008, meeting 448 percent of his quota.    Robert W. Abbate of the Choate Agency in Virginia receives an award for being one of the two leading field agents in 2008. 

1. Neil S. Bouvier of the Bouchard Agency in Alberta – He met 448 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $14,909 and a total gross volume of $13,553,000.

  2 Robert W. Abbate of the Choate Agency in Virginia – He a met 370 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $23,763 and total gross volume of $27,970,000.

Rounding out the 2008 top 10 list of producers were:


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

Brian C. Graham (D.C., Va., Md.)

$17,924

347

$23,840,000

Eric S. Ottemann (Seideman Agency, Texas)

$29,224

339

$20,954,000

Steven R. Owens (Baca Agency, California)

$12,550

302

$9,890,000

Sergio A. Urrutia (J. Spinelli Agency, Florida)

$5,384

301

$5,277,000

Frederick G. Flynn (Gall Agency, Nfld.,
N.S.)

$6,419

281

$5,521,000

Sonny M. Sangemino (Madore Agency, Ontario)

$24,863

280

$18,175,000

Daniel R. Duval  (Duval Agency, Ontario)

$11,788

276

$8,995,000

Douglas B. Kelly (Pfeifer Agency, Nebraska)

$12,896

271

$11,581,000

 

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 2008, 18 general agents and 219 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 2008 award was a weeklong trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Taking the trip were 29 general agents and 180 field agents, along with their wives.

Supreme Knight’s Sales Club
In 2008, the top 17 general agents and top 50 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 Mexico.

Five general agents have qualified for the Sales Club for more than 20 consecutive years.