Marvin Kobel

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Vice President of Communications and Meetings - National Association of Life Underwriters




bachelor's degree - journalism , University of Wisconsin

New York University's New School for Social Research

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Unsung Hero Recognized

Past Unsung Hero Award recipients are: MDRT member Jack Wardlaw (1985) of Raleigh, North Carolina, founder of the MDRT Dixieland Band; Marvin Kobel, CLU, (1986), vice president of communications and meetings, National Association of Life Underwriters (now the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors); the late Margie Davis (1987) former MDRT Executive Secretary; the late Stuart Monroe, LL.B., CLU, (1988), author of several MDRT publications, and a role model and friend of many MDRT members.

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Since the NALU's longtime director of public relations, Marvin Kobel, had announced his retirement the Orlando convention provided an occasion for paying tribute to Kobel's enormous contributions to the agents' organization during the past thirty-two years.Since February 1986 when Denise J. Patton had been named director of NALU public relations, Kobel had devoted most of his energies to producing the NALU conventions. (As a member of Kobel's staff, Patton had served as coordinator of the "Financial Fitness" consumer information program.) At this time it was announced that Kobel would become that the NALU's special consultant on convention planning.

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In what was evidently a major shake-up in staffing, Marvin A. Kobel became editor and business manager, Royal N. Preston was hired as advertising manager for the magazine, and Pugh Moore was named director of information.A native New Yorker with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Kobel had also attended graduate school at New York University's New School for Social Research.Kobel and Gaglio especially would prove invaluable, permanent assets in the management of the NALU's affairs.At the same time Kobel began developing the NALU's public relations arm into an effective voice of the agents and undertook to produce the NALU's annual conventions.During the next thirty years, the association would benefit in a variety of ways from his abilities as a promoter, a publicist and an organizer.

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