Insurance Awards

The Order’s insurance program is an integral part of Father McGivney’s vision for the Knights of Columbus, and its continued success is due to the outstanding performances by our general agents and field agents.

These men make it their business to provide needed life insurance protection to our members and their families. The men of our field force are devoted and concerned advisors professionally trained to be of service to brother 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.

Attending the convention as 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 are three representatives of that field force: our two leading general agents and our leading field agent for the calendar year 2009.

The two leading general agents are:

Top #1 General Agent - Marc G. Bouchard of Alberta, Canada   Top #2 General Agent - Gilles Duval of Ontario, Canada

1. Marc G. Bouchard of Alberta, Canada - He finished the year at 196 percent of quota with a volume per member of $15,926. His total gross volume was $260,692,000.


2. Gilles Duval of Ontario, Canada - He finished the year at 160 percent of quota with a volume per member of $6,694. His total gross volume was $70,814,000. 

The eight general agents who, with Marc and Gilles, were our top 10 managers in 2009 were:

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

Ben Baca III (Calif., Hawaii)




Kevin G. Pfeifer (Nebraska)




Jean-Guy Lalonde (Ontario)




Harry J. Canter  (D.C, Md., Va.)




Jarrod K. Roth (Washington)




Joseph P. Dicalogero (Massachusetts)




George A. Spinelli (Kansas)




Raymond P. Richer (Ontario)




Our top producing field agent was:

Neil S. Bouvier of the Marc Bouchard Agency in Alberta – He met 490 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $17,983 and total gross volume of $16,868,000.

Top Field Agent - Neil S. Bouvier of the Marc Bouchard Agency in Alberta 

Rounding out the 2009 top 10 list of producers were:

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

Robert W. Abbate (Choate Agency, Virginia.)




Anatole P. Tastet (Kennedy Agency, Louisiana)




Cleophas E. Castillo (Cossette Agency, Manitoba)




John J. Stoeckinger (Pfeifer Agency, Nebraska)




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




Gordon W. Hunt (Lewans Agency, Saskatchewan)




William C. Lewchuk  (M. Bouchard Agency, Alberta)




Robert J. Canter, Jr. (Canter Agency,  (D.C, Md., Va.)




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 2009, 20 general agents and 199 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 2009 award was a weeklong trip to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Taking the trip were 36 general agents and 133 field agents, along with their wives.

Supreme Knight’s Sales Club
In 2009, 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 St. Thomas. Six general agents have qualified for the Sales Club for more than 20 consecutive years.