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2017 Insurance Awards

Insurance Awards

The 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 performance of our general agents and field agents.

These men provide top-rated life insurance products as devoted and concerned brothers, professionally trained to serve Knights and their families. They are second-to-none in their willingness to help a fellow member learn how the Knights of Columbus can protect him and his family.

Annually, the board of directors recognizes the two leading general agents and field agents for their sales and service during the preceding calendar year.

The two leading general agents of 2016 were Marc Bouchard of Alberta and Sonny Sangemino of Ontario. Marc finished the year at 204 percent of his quota, with a volume per member of $19,054.55. His agency’s total gross volume was $346,831,000. Sonny achieved 184 percent of quota, with a volume per member of $9,613.79. His total gross volume was $90,014,000.

The general agents who, with Marc and Sonny, were our top managers in 2016 were:

Top General Agents
General Agent/Jurisdiction Percent of Quota Volume/Member Gross Volume

Richard Lee Wah/British Columbia

182.33 $10,705.87 $124,413,000

Michael Rodriguez/Puerto Rico

172.68 $6,057.47 $28,773,000

Kevin Pierce/Oklahoma

170.95 $12,393.00 $99,962,000

Kevin Pfeifer/Nebraska

158.81 $11,650.48 $78,967,000

Todd Cabral/Nevada

158.80 $7,732.18 $103,271,000

Ben Baca/California

158.61 $9,007.29 $182,668,000

Neil Bouvier/Ontario

156.59 $8,113.67 $67,806,000

Mark Lewans/Saskatchewan

155.13 $12,326.83 $129,703,000


Our leading field agents in 2016 were Blake Stubbington of the Bouchard Agency in Alberta and Joseph ven der Buhs of the Lee Wah Agency in British Columbia.

Blake attained 748 percent of quota, with a volume per member of $70,896.31 and a total gross volume of $61,538,000. Joseph reached 509 percent of quota, with a volume per member of $28,221.76 and a total gross volume of $27,488,000.

Rounding out the 2016 list of top 10 producers were:

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

John Ruffo (Cabral Agency/Nevada)

502.17 $17,202.60 $15,878,000

Pablo Contreras (Baca Agency/California)

483.95 $19,295.82 $16,633,000

Daniel Gimpel (Sangemino Agency/Ontario)

417.16 $18,965.06 $19,003,000

John Day (Willis Agency/Louisiana)

409.41 $18,729.16 $15,283,000

John Cesta (Urrutia Agency/Florida)

378.27 $7,925.84 $6,840,000

John Stoeckinger (Kevin Pfeifer Agency/Nebraska)

361.04 $19,624.83 $15,170,000

Chad McAuliff (Pierce Agency/Oklahoma)

355.70 $11,828.06 $9,356,000

Jon Deakin (Fitzsimmons Agency/Pennsylvania)

346.83 $12,109.24 $11,528,000


Achievement Award

The Achievement Award is presented to all managers and agents who meet or exceed 100 percent of their assigned quota for the calendar year. In 2016, 36 general agents and 304 field agents earned this honor.

Agency Incentive Award

Top-producing general agents and field agents earn a trip for themselves and their wives as an incentive award at the end of each year. The 2016 trip was to Mexico. Taking the trip were 39 general agents and 112 field agents.

Supreme Knight's Sales Club

In 2016, the top 25 general agents and top 57 field agents were recognized as members of the Supreme Knight’s Sales Club. Five general agents have qualified for this recognition for more than 20 consecutive years.