Michael Tessler Recognized with the 2018 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence

Michael Tessler

(Fairfax, Va.)—The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) presented Michael Tessler, President of Brokerage Unlimited, Inc. with its 2018 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence.

The annual award, NAILBA’s most coveted and prestigious accolade, honors distinction in brokerage and is bestowed upon the individual most committed to furthering independent life brokerage as a distribution system, and who demonstrates an exemplary record of community service. Tessler was recognized at a special awards dinner held November 1, 2018, as part of the association’s annual meeting, #NAILBA37.

In presenting the award, James Sorebo, NAILBA Immediate Past Chairman, noted that Tessler, is a published author and is involved in many organizations. His articles and comments have appeared in Broker World, Life Insurance Selling, The National Underwriter, The St. Louis Post Dispatch and a variety of other publications. He has spoken to thousands of insurance advisors, financial planners, stockbrokers, accountants, etc. about various life insurance topics as well. Michael has served on the Board of Directors of LifeMark Associates, Inc., LifeMark Partners, Inc., NAIFA (both the St. Louis and State of Missouri chapters) and the Life & Health Foundation for Education (LIFE). Michael was awarded the NAIFA – St. Louis 2008 Silent Hero Award for service to NAIFA and the community. In 2009, he was honored by becoming the namesake for the NAIFA St. Louis Silent Hero Award, now known as the Michael Tessler Silent Hero Award. He is a Past President of LIFE, Inc. and NAIFA – St. Louis as well a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAILBA.