Senior Market Advisor Announces 2010 Advisor of the Year

Sep 01, 2010, 10:00 ET from Summit Business Media

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Market Advisor, a Summit Business Media publication, announced Van Mueller as the 2010 Advisor of the Year at the Senior Market Advisor Expo held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last week.

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In addition to Mueller, the finalists included Chris Abts, Cornerstone Retirement Group; Josh Jalinski, President, Jalinski Advisory Group; William McLaughlin, The McLaughlin Financial Group, LLC; and Mike Suttle, Suttle Financial Group.

Each year, the applicants are evaluated by the editorial staff of Senior Market Advisor based on the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of five consecutive current years as an advisor
  • Have sold a minimum of $5 million in annuity/life insurance premium in PERSONAL production during 2009; or have sold a minimum of $400,000 in LTCI premium in PERSONAL production during 2009
  • Clear a 7-year background check for civil, criminal and business violations by the National Ethics Bureau
  • Have an average client age of 60 or older
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to community involvement

"The deeper we got into the process of selecting the Advisor of the Year, the more Mueller's talents as a producer, speaker, mentor and writer became apparent," said Senior Market Advisor editor Daniel Williams. "Whenever we mentioned Van's name to people in the industry, we always got fantastic feedback, so we're particularly proud to give him this honor."

Mueller has spent 37 years working in the insurance business, and has held Top of the Table status with the Million Dollar Round Table for more than a decade. He says he enjoys the ability to split his working life between being an advisor and a speaker.

"At my core, I'm an insurance and financial professional, but speaking and writing enhances what I do," Mueller says. "I love it all, but if you asked me what I would do if I could only do one thing, I would do the advisor business. I just think I need to let people know that this is the greatest time in history to do what we do and offer the advice we do."

Mueller will also be featured in the September issue of Senior Market Advisor.

About Senior Market Advisor

Since 2000, Senior Market Advisor has been an advocate for independent advisors serving the senior market. Senior Market Advisor was the first publication to recognize the unique information needs of independent advisors to seniors and to provide information and guidance they need to build their business. The magazine highlights proven sales techniques, the latest trends, and effective strategies for serving the insurance needs of seniors. Based in Colorado, Senior Market Advisor is a product of Summit Business Media. For more information visit

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