SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the company's robust growth and success, Asset Marketing Systems' (AMS) CEO Les Durland will be retiring at the end of the year. Mike Botkin, President of Preservation Financial and Insurance Services, Inc., will be assuming leadership as Chief Executive Officer, and Dee Costa, formerly Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing will take on the role and responsibilities of AMS President, effective immediately, Jennifer Metcalfe-Schendel, AMS Owner, Director, Operations, and Ricky Metcalfe, AMS Owner, Director, Producer Relations, announced today.
"In 2009, Les Durland agreed to work with AMS through a very important transition. We owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for all of his wisdom and the success he created here," said Metcalfe-Schendel. "Having helped us reach the goals he set out to achieve with the company's great senior management team, we will build our future by returning to our roots as a producer-centric organization."
Said Metcalfe, "Our father, a practicing producer, founded this company. Producers in the field truly valued the insights he brought to it, and in turn, to them. Today Jennifer and I are thrilled to announce that we're returning to this model and the next chapter of our success."
When asked about his appointment Botkin said, "I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to carry on the family legacy. I've had the unique privilege of working alongside Rick Metcalfe and will carry on his commitment to values and integrity as we embark on a new era of unwavering dedication and support for our producers."
Botkin, a 1977 graduate of San Diego State University, began his career in 1999 with Rick Metcalfe, and has worked with AMS since 2002. He is also the President of Preservation Financial, founded in 2003, where he'll continue to serve clients.
Concluded Metcalfe-Schendel, "We're very excited about this new chapter in our company. Producers can expect a renewed focus as we continue to deliver the services and rewards that help them grow. Their success is our success."
AMS is an Independent Marketing Organization or Field Marketing Organization that was founded in 1996 by Richard M. Metcalfe, II. The company and its staff of highly qualified professionals have placed over $9 billion in annuities, life and long-term care insurance.
SOURCE Asset Marketing Systems