NSSTA Announces 2015 Master Structured Settlement Consultant ℠ (MSSC™) Program Recipients

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Twenty-four industry professionals earn inaugural MSSC™ certification

“This program offers industry members the opportunity to drive industry progress providing enhanced services for structured settlement recipients,” said Michael Goodman, President of NFP Settlements and NSSTA

The Board of Directors of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) is honored to announce the 2015 recipients of the inaugural Master Structured Settlement Consultant℠ (MSSC™) Program. The MSSC is a professional education program that promotes a comprehensive understanding of structured settlements, combining academic rigor and perspective with the latest developments impacting the structured settlement industry. A total of 24 industry professionals earned their MSSC this year.

“NSSTA is incredibly proud of all of the 2015 recipients of the MSSC certification,” said Michael Goodman, President of NFP Settlements and the current President of NSSTA. “This program offers industry members the opportunity to further their professional education and, in turn, drive industry progress providing enhanced services for structured settlement recipients.”

For more than 25 years, NSSTA and the University of Notre Dame have offered a comprehensive structured settlement industry professional certification course of study called the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant program. In 2014, NSSTA inaugurated the Master’s Level program at the University of Notre Dame.

Eric Vaughn, Executive Director of the NSSTA stated, “It is very exciting that in the first year, 24 structured settlement industry leaders participated in the program, becoming the first industry members to earn this distinguished structured settlement industry certification.”

MSSC Program Class of 2015:

Ismael Acevedo—New York, NY

Christine M. Logan—Farmington Hills, MI
James E. Logan & Associates

Richard Carroll—San Francisco, CA
EPS Settlements Group

John Darer—Stamford, CT
Brant Hickey & Associates    

Mal Deener—Ocean, NJ
Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska

Patricia J. Fairhurst—Dover, NH
Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston

Dan Finn—Newport Beach, CA
Brant Hickey & Associates                                            

Christi Fried—Boston, MA
Continental Trust Services, LLC

Daniel J. Goodmann—Chicago, IL
Mesirow Financial Structured Settlements

Paulette Jacobsmeier—Chicago, IL                                                    
EPS Settlements Group

Paul J. Lesti—Los Altos, CA
Summit Structured Settlements

Karen Diane Meyers—Cincinnati, OH
Little, Meyers & Associates

Jeff Reinbold—Amarillo, TX
American General Life Companies

Kim Schleede—Washington, DC
JMW Settlements, LLC

Cathy Shulman—Dallas, TX
EPS Settlements Group            

W. Christian Shumate—Houston, TX                                                            
EPS Settlements Group

Thomas J. Stanley—Las Vegas, NV
Summit Structured Settlements

Henry Strong—Washington, DC
JMW Settlements, LLC

Manny J. Valdez—San Diego, CA
Ringler Associates

Mark Vogel—Grand Rapids, MI
Ringler Associates

Anne Marie VonBank—Lakeville, MN
Ringler Associates

Bill Wakelee—Exton, PA

Mike Wostoupal—Omaha, NE
American General Life Companies

Robin Young Ellis—Houston, TX
Summit Structured Settlements

NSSTA is now accepting applications for the 2016 MSSC Program. For more information, visit our website.

About National Structured Settlements Trade Association

Since 1985, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) has been the leading voice of the structured settlement industry, representing more than 1,200 professional structured settlement consultants, life insurance industry leaders, property and casualty company claims officials and lawyers from all across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.nssta.com.

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