Vienna, Va. (PRWEB) April 11, 2016
James V. Durkin, CFP®, CLU®, registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors, has been named President of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MDRT whose membership spans 67 countries worldwide. Durkin will serve as the MDRT Foundation’s 50th president and will work to expand global member involvement.
“Jim is extremely deserving of this appointment based on his many years of experience and valuable contributions to the organization over the years,” said John DiMonda, head of Lincoln Financial Advisors. “I know he will be a great leader for the MDRT Foundation.”
Durkin has been active with the MDRT Foundation for 30 years and has participated in numerous MDRT-sponsored volunteer projects alongside organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Soles4Souls. In addition to this service Durkin has served on multiple MDRT Foundation committees. In 2010, Durkin served on the leadership team for the Million Meal Challenge in which 4,000 member volunteers packed one million meals to be sent to those affected by malnutrition. Durkin is a Legion of Honor Excalibur Knight-level donor and is a member of the MDRT’s Inner Circle Society, a distinguished group of donors who support the MDRT Foundation.
Durkin has been in the financial services industry for over 40 years. In his practice, Durkin focuses on charitable estate planning and retirement income planning. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in American Literature from George Washington University and holds the professional designations of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), as well as FINRA series 7, 25, and 63 registrations.
About Lincoln Financial Network
Lincoln Financial Network is the marketing name for the retail sales and financial planning affiliates of Lincoln Financial Group and includes Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and Lincoln Financial Securities Corp., both members of FINRA and SIPC. Consisting of approximately 8,500 representatives, agents, and full-service financial planners throughout the United States, Lincoln Financial Network professionals can offer financial planning and advisory services, retirement services, life products, annuities, investments, and trust services to affluent individuals, business owners, and families. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates.