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The Million Dollar Round Table Announces 2017 Executive Committee Leadership

Celebrating 90 years of service

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (Sept. 6, 2016) – As it celebrates its 90th year, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) announces the appointment of Mark Hanna, CLU, ChFC, to President and Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC, to Secretary of the organization’s Executive Committee.

Hanna, from Concord, Calif., will be the 91st President of MDRT and will succeed 28-year member Brian D. Heckert of Nashville, Ill., who will become the Immediate Past President. James Pittman, CLU, CFP, a 42-year member from Portland, Ore., will serve as First Vice President, and Ross Vanderwolf, CFP, a 29-year member from Fortitude Valley, Australia, will serve as Second Vice President.

With a focus on delivering access to innovative ideas and generating inspired growth, MDRT remains the internationally recognized standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services industry. The 2017 Executive Committee will lead the thriving organization of more than 49,500 international members from 500 companies and 70 nations and territories for a one-year term.

Delivering inspiration and education

“Delivering a level of inspiration and educational opportunities unmatched in the profession, MDRT has helped me emerge as a leader, strengthened my credibility and confidence among my clients and positioned me to achieve career success in the financial services profession,” said Hanna. “I remain thankful and humbled by the continued support I have received from MDRT and look forward to beginning my term as President.”

As President, Hanna will work closely with the Executive Committee to maintain the association’s strict membership, professional and ethical standards, as well as provide a unique mix of networking and resources to help members broaden their expertise, grow their businesses and educate clients about the importance of financial planning.

Hanna is a 27-year MDRT member with three Court of the Table and 17 Top of the Table qualifications. Here served as 2007 Chair of Top of the Table and is a Royal Order Excalibur Knight-level donor of the MDRT Foundation and a member of its Inner Circle Society, a distinguished group of donors.

2017 Executive Committee

(From left to right): Ross Vanderwolf, James Pittman, Mark Hanna, Brian D. Heckert and Regina Bedoya

(From left to right): Ross Vanderwolf, James Pittman, Mark Hanna, Brian D. Heckert and Regina Bedoya


Formally accepting the nomination to become the newest member of the Executive Committee during this year’s MDRT Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Regina Bedoya of Juno Beach, Fla., is a 23-year MDRT member with seven Court of the Table qualifications and a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation.

2017 Executive Committee to lead MDRT in its 90th year of delivering innovative ideas and generating inspired growth as the internationally recognized standard of excellence in life insurance and financial services.

“Driven by the highest standards, MDRT has enhanced my career through networking and educational opportunities,” said Bedoya. “No matter how successful you are, involvement in MDRT will inspire growth for your business.”




About MDRT
Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 49,500 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, please visit and follow them on Twitter @MDRtweet.
About the MDRT Foundation
The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the MDRT Foundation has donated more than $30 million to charitable organizations serving people in 70 countries and all 50 U.S. states. The majority of these funds were raised by MDRT members and financial services industry partners. The mission of the MDRT Foundation is to increase member and industry participation and to give funds to worthwhile charitable organizations throughout the world. To learn more follow @MDRTweet or visit


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