MDRT's Executive Committee
(From left to right): Ross Vanderwolf, James Pittman, Mark Hanna, Brian D. Heckert and Regina Bedoya
Mark Hanna, CLU, ChFC
Mark J. Hanna, CLU, ChFC, of Concord, California, is the President of MDRT. He is a 28-year MDRT member with three Court of the Table and 17 Top of the Table honors, serving in 2007 as Chair of Top of the Table. He is also a Royal Order Excalibur Knight of the MDRT Foundation and a member of its Inner Circle Society. Hanna is chairman of Hanna Global Solutions, an employee benefits advisory and administration firm providing global human resource management solutions, and CEO of Hanna Insurance and Financial Solutions Inc., a firm specializing in executive compensation and legacy planning. His Round Table service is extensive, with service on multiple committees and task forces. He has served on many local, state and national boards of directors, including as president of both the Golden Gate and East Bay Chapters of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)–San Francisco, and as a member of the National Board of Directors of The Society of Financial Service Professionals.
Brian Heckert, CLU, ChFC
Immediate Past President
Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC, of Nashville, Illinois, is the Immediate Past President of MDRT. He is a 28-year MDRT member with seven Court of the Table and nine Top of the Table honors. He is a Legion of Honor Excalibur Knight of the MDRT Foundation and a member of its Inner Circle Society. His Round Table volunteerism includes speaking at the Annual Meeting and MDRT Experience and Global Conference, as well as service on multiple MDRT committees and task forces. He served on the MDRT Foundation Board of Trustees for three years and was Divisional Vice President three times. Heckert is the founder and managing member of Financial Solutions Midwest LLC, a financial planning firm focused on creative retirement plan design and income distribution planning.
James Douglas Pittman, CLU, CFP
First Vice President
James D. Pittman, CLU, CFP, of Portland, Oregon, is First Vice President of MDRT. He is a 42-year MDRT member with 16 Court of the Table and four Top of the Table qualifications. He is also a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation and has served on its Board of Trustees. Pittman is founder and president of Insurance Consulting Services Inc., an affiliate firm of M Benefit Solutions. In 2009, he was honored with the prestigious Bud Horn award from the Oregon Association of Insurance and Financial Planners. He is the past president of the Estate Planning Council of Portland and the Portland Chapter of CLU and ChFC.
Ross Vanderwolf, CFP
Second Vice President
Ross Vanderwolf, CFP, of Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia, is the Second Vice President of MDRT. He is a 29-year MDRT member with nine Court of the Table and six Top of the Table qualifications and a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation. Vanderwolf, a 34-year industry veteran, is managing director of Rothgard Financial Partners, a full-service financial planning practice. Vanderwolf served on the Finance Committee and MDRT Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a three-time nominee for the Association of Financial Advisers’ Adviser of the Year. In addition, he was awarded AXA Financial Advice Network’s State Adviser of the Year in 2002 and 2007, and National Adviser of the Year in 2007.
Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC
Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC, is the Secretary of the MDRT Executive Committee. She is a 23-year MDRT member with seven Court of the Table qualifications and a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation. Bedoya is president of RB Financial Advisors, a financial consulting firm specializing in retirement and insurance planning. Bedoya’s volunteerism within MDRT includes speaking at several Annual Meetings, at an MDRT Experience and Global Conference, and at international industry conferences. She has been the recipient of the Irvin Konter Award, was named Prudential Palm Beach’s Agent of the Year twice, and is the recipient of the American Free Enterprise Companion Medal awarded by Palm Beach Atlantic University.