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.
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.
|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|