Leading Agents Honored at 124th Supreme Council Meeting


Insurance Awards

Marc Bouchard

The Order’s insurance program is an integral part of Father McGivney’s vision for our organization. It is only proper, then, that outstanding performances by our general agents and field agents are recognized.

These men make it their business to provide the life insurance protection members and their families need. The men of the field force are devoted and concerned advisers, 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 the Order's top-rated products can protect him and his family.

Four representatives of the field force, the two leading general agents and the two leading field agents for the calendar year 2005, were recognized at the 124th Supreme Council Meeting in Orlando, Fla. They were special convention 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 Bouchard of Alberta – who met 240 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $14,476. His total gross volume was $219,974,000; 

Gilles Duval

  • Gilles Duval of Ontario –  who met 234 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $7,585. His total gross volume was $82,650,000.

Following are the eight general agents who, with Marc and Gilles, were our top 10 producers in 2005:

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

Wallace (Don) Gould, California




Robert S. Marlowe Jr., Maryland




Jean-Guy Lalonde, Ontario




Joseph Vender Buhs, British Columbia




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




Thomas (Tony) Rangel, Texas




Jerald Pitzer, Calif.-Nevada




Kevin Pfeifer, Nebraska




The two leading field agents were:

Ben Baca III of the Gould Agency in California, who met 548 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $31,169 and total gross volume of $33,551,000

Daniel R. Dean of the Bouchard Agency in Alberta, who met 435 percent of his quota with a volume per member of $29,862 and a total gross volume of $29,832,000.

Rounding out the 2005 top-10 list of field agents are:

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

Gregory Miskiman, Bouchard Agency, Alberta




John Stoeckinger, Pitzer Agency, Nevada




Anthony Swanson, Pfeifer Agency, Nebraska




Michael Myre, Lalone Agency, Ontario




Norman Duhamel,
Duval Agency, Ontario




Joseph Q. Wolf Jr., Supak Agency, Texas




Robert Abbate, Choate Agency, Virginia




Douglas Kelly, Pfeifer Agency, Nebraska




Achievement Award
In addition to those general and field agents listed as leaders, a special achievement award in the form of an engraved plaque was presented to all agents who equaled or exceeded 100 percent of their assigned quota for the calendar year. In 2005, 27 general agents and 241 field agents earned this award.

Agency IncentiveAward
It is also customary to reward  top-producing general and field agents through an incentive award program at the end of each year. The 2005 award was a weeklong trip to Dublin and Killarney, Ireland. Taking the trip last year were 35 general agents and assistant general agents, and 167 field agents along with their wives.

Supreme Knight’s Sales Club
In 2005, the top 22 general agents and top 71 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 Ireland. Two general agents qualified for the 18th consecutive year.