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Leadership


(From left to right): Regina Bedoya, Ross Vanderwolf, James Pittman, Mark Hanna, and Ian Green

James D. Pittman, CLU, CFP

President

James D. Pittman, CLU, CFP, of Portland, Oregon, is the President of MDRT. He is a 43-year MDRT member with 16 Court of the Table and five Top of the Table qualifications. A Platinum Knight of the MDRT Foundation, he is also a member of its Inner Circle Society 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.

Mark J. Hanna

Mark Hanna, CLU, ChFC

Immediate Past President

Mark J. Hanna, CLU, ChFC, of Concord, California, is the Immediate Past President of MDRT. He is a 29-year MDRT member with three Court of the Table and 18 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.

Ross Vanderwolf

Ross Vanderwolf, CFP

First Vice President

Ross Vanderwolf, CFP, of Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia, is the First Vice President of MDRT. He is a 30-year MDRT member with nine Court of the Table and seven Top of the Table qualifications and a Platinum Knight of the MDRT Foundation. In addition to extensive volunteer service to MDRT and the Australian financial services profession, Vanderwolf is the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in the industry and is constantly voted one of Australia’s Most Trusted Financial Advisers.

Regina Bedoya

Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC

Second Vice President

Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC, is the Second Vice President of the MDRT Executive Committee. She is a 24-year MDRT member with seven Court of the Table qualifications and one Top of the Table honor. She is also a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation and a member of its Inner Circle Society. 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.

Ian Green, Dip PFS

Secretary

Ian Green, Dip PFS, of London, England, is the Secretary of the MDRT Executive Committee. He is a 19-year MDRT member with five Court of the Table and 11 Top of the Table qualifications. Green is also a Diamond Knight of the MDRT Foundation and a member of its Inner Circle Society. An advocate of MDRT’s Whole Person concept, he is the founder of a family-owned financial planning firm, Green Financial Advice, in London, and has nearly two decades of financial services experience. His extensive MDRT volunteerism includes leadership within several divisions, including as Divisional Vice President of Top of the Table in 2017 and Chair of the 2016 Annual Meeting Main Platform/Special Sessions Committee. Green has also spoken at the Annual Meeting, Top of the Table Annual Meeting and MDRT Experience. His leadership in the profession includes regular speaking engagements to audiences of his peers and previously held positions as trustee on the Personal Finance Society Charitable Foundation and on the board of directors of the Life Insurance Association.