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2018 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 2017 were Kevin Pierce of Oklahoma and Ryan Lister of Missouri.

Kevin finished the year at 231 percent of his quota, with a volume per member of $15,160.33. His agency’s total gross volume was $125,285,000.

Ryan achieved 162 percent of quota, with a volume per member of $10,552.84. His total gross volume was $108,937,000.

The general agents who, with Kevin and Ryan, were our top managers in 2017 were:

 

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

Sonny Sangemino/Ontario

157.16 $8,450.97 $78,611,000

Neil Pfeifer/Nebraska

154.68 $12,476.28 $133,883,000

Marc Bouchard/Alberta

146.89 $16,685.53 $310,451,000

Ben Baca/California

146.56 $8,829.02 $182,699,000

James Kearney/Pennsylvania

143.33 $5,006.85 $64,233,000

Robert Abbate/Virginia

141.02 $10,117.66 $121,240,000

Timothy Dougherty/Louisiana

138.55 $8,296.92 $83,716,000

Carlos Gutierrez/California

135.10 $7,793.36 $83,350,000

Our leading field agents in 2017 were Dylan Pashia of the Lister Agency in Missouri and Dustin Dean of the Dougherty Agency in Louisiana.

Dylan attained 730 percent of quota, with a volume per member of $41,915.88 and a total gross volume of $35,880,000.

Dustin reached 652 percent of quota, with a volume per member of $41,952.06 and a total gross volume of $38,512,000.

Rounding out the 2017 list of top 10 producers were:

 

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

Cleophas Castillo (Cossette Agency, Manitoba)

484.70 $38,651.37 $29,491,000

Miguel Peschiera (DiCalogero Agency, Massachusetts)

471.57 $17,009.98 $13,625,000

Chad McAuliff (Pierce Agency, Oklahoma)

449.20 $29,535.75 $23,540,000

Jack Kopmann (York Agency, Missouri)

438.16 $15,511.28 $11,680,000

Jon Deakin (Fitzsimmons Agency, Pennsylvania)

403.36 $13,392.00 $11,718,000

John Hoolick (Kearney Agency, Pennsylvania)

362.10 $10,911.82 $11,261,000

Jeffrey Toeniskoetter (Urrutia Agency, Florida)

355.91 $23,215.26 $18,549,000

Steve Kluthe (N. Pfeifer Agency, Nebraska)

338.25 $31,450.27 $28,148,000

 

 

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.

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 2017 trip was to Ireland and Scotland. Taking the trip were 39 general agents and 137 field agents.

Supreme Knight's Sales Club

In 2017, the top 20 general agents and top 66 field agents were recognized as members of the Supreme Knight’s Sales Club.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes a field agent for extraordinary service, loyalty and dedication to the Order. Douglas R. Supak is the 2018 inductee into the Knights of Columbus "Hall of Fame". Douglas is from Texas and has served the Order for 41 years.