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Local Financial Advisor Appointed 2016 President of International Premier Financial Association

Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC, Named President of Million Dollar Round Table

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (September 1, 2015) — Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC, owner of Financial Solutions Midwest LLC, an independent financial services practice in Nashville, Ill., has been named the 90th President of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. Heckert will lead the association of more than 43,000 international members for a one-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2015.

MDRT membership is a coveted career milestone for financial professionals that indicates service achievement, and is a highly recognized mark of excellence. As President of MDRT, Heckert will work closely with the Executive Committee to identify opportunities for members to broaden their expertise, grow their businesses and educate clients about the importance of financial planning. He will ensure the association maintains the highest levels of caliber by continually improving the services and leadership it provides members.

“It is an honor to lead the brightest financial service professionals to even greater levels of professional and personal success with the best resources provided by MDRT. I look forward to working with the Executive Committee to continue bringing our members the benefits they need and deserve to be successful and better serve their clients,” said Heckert.

Heckert is the owner of Financial Solutions Midwest LLC, which focuses on qualified plans, business planning and asset management. His clients are business owners with first-generation wealth located throughout the Midwest. Securities are offered through NFP Advisor Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. He is a local member of the Nashville Lions, Chamber of Commerce and a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

His MDRT volunteerism includes speaking at the MDRT Annual Meeting and MDRT Experience Meeting, as well as service on multiple MDRT committees and task forces over the last 25 years. He served on the MDRT Foundation Board of Trustees and the 2010 Annual Meeting and Membership Division in 2012. He was also the Divisional Vice President and Divisional Vice President of Program General Arrangements. Heckert has been involved in the creation of the Annual Meeting Connexion Zone and Resource Zone. Heckert is a 27-year MDRT member and holds several professional merits, including seven Court of the Table and eight Top of the Table qualifications. He is a Legion of Honor Excalibur Knight- level donor of the MDRT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MDRT. Heckert is also a member of its Inner Circle Society, a distinguished group of donors who have supported the MDRT Foundation.

About MDRT
Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 43,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 67 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

About the MDRT Foundation
The The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the MDRT Foundation has donated more than USD 29 million to charitable organizations serving people in 70 countries and all 50 U.S. states. The majority of these funds were raised by MDRT members and financial services industry partners. The mission of the MDRT Foundation is to increase member and industry participation, and to give funds to worthwhile charitable organizations throughout the world.

For more information:

Jennifer Schimka
Phone: +1 847.692.6378
Email: JSchimka@mdrt.org

Heather Mulae
Gibbs & Soell, Inc.
Phone: +1 312.648.6700, ext. 2128
Email: HMulae@gibbs-soell.com

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