<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://dc.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=319290&amp;fmt=gif">

Charles H. "Red"
Adams Award

Charles H. "Red" Adams Award Criteria:

The Charles H. “Red” Adams Award for Distinguished Service NAIFA-Tennessee is given to the person who has made significant contributions over an extended period of time to the life, financial services, and health insurance industry in Tennessee. It is intended to recognize those individuals who by virtue of special circumstances are not expected to be named NAIFA-Tennessee Insurance Professional of the Year. This award will be presented annually at the Fall Conference. No more than one award may be made in any one year and there may be years in which no award is made.

To be considered for the Red Adams Award prospective candidates must meet the following criteria:
1. Be at least 50 years old.
2. Be involved in Association affairs, both state and local, for at least 15 years, including at least five years of service to NAIFA-Tennessee.
3. Be deemed by the Selection Committee to have provided distinguished service to NAIFA-Tennessee and the insurance industry beyond the ordinary.

The deadline for nominations to be received for this award by September 30, 2022.

Nominate Here

If you submitted a nomination previously and the nominee wasn’t chosen, you will need to re-submit the nominee again.  It is the responsibility of the local chapter/and or affiliate to make the nomination to ensure the paperwork is correct and up-to-date.

The current state President and President-Elect of NAIFA-TN are ineligible for the award while serving in office, and previous winners are also ineligible. The identity of the recipient will remain a secret until time of the awards ceremony unless earlier notification is required to assure attendance by the recipient.

Recipients of the Red Adams Award

(Award not presented every year)


2020 Peggy Smith, Knoxville
2019 Robert L. Queener, Murfreesboro
2018 Fred White, Chattanooga
2017 Cindy Moyers, Morristown
2016 Karen Byrd, Clarksville
2015 Thomas Cooper, Memphis
2014 Jack Dewald, Memphis
2013 Earl Jarnigan, Newport
2012 Wayne McCullough, Memphis
2011 John Milam, Knoxville
2010 Darol Walker, Clarksville
2009 Phil Downey, Chattanooga
2008 Robert Anderson, Johnson City
2007 George Stephens, Clarksville
2006 R. Michael Becker, Murfreesboro
2005 Paul Anderson, Nashville
2004 Tom McDonald, Nashville
2003 Neil Cubberley, Knoxville
2002 James F. Lyle, Knoxville
2001 Robert L. Stephens, Union City
2000 James A. “Sonny” Welck, Nashville
1999 Peggy M. Reynolds, Dickson
1998 Claude A. Marlowe, Kingsport
1997 Donald E. Hedrick, Chattanooga
1996 C. Gibbs Smith, Nashville
1995 George L. Granger, Johnson City
1994 William A. Carlisle, Memphis
1993 DeForest Spencer, Chattanooga
1992 Marvin Bacon, Cleveland
1991 * no recipient
1990 Conner Burnette, CLU, Knoxville
1989 * no recipient
1988 Harold Willis, Tullahoma
1987 Bill Turnbow, Jackson