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National Association of Distinguished Professionals selects Olivet College's Neff as honored member of Executive and Professional Online Registry

Lynda Neff, assistant professor of insurance and risk management at Olivet College, has been selected as an honored member of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals. The selection recognizes Neff’s commitment to excellence in higher education.

Neff, who joined Olivet College in August 2011, is a full-time faculty member who also serves on the Senate Committee and is an active advisor to student members of the Gamma Iota Sigma Alpha Alpha Chapter.

Upon accepting her position in 2011, Neff collaborated with the Eaton Intermediate School District where she was instrumental in spearheading a unique insurance education program geared to high school juniors and seniors. Successful students earned nine Olivet College undergraduate credits while still in high school. She even led and motivated her first high school student in the U.S. to achieve his AINS designation from the prestigious Institutes, an insurance organization that focuses on continuing education primarily for adults already in the financial services industry.

Now focusing on financial planning, Neff facilitates classes for both undergraduates and MBA students. Her success can be attributed to more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. During those years, she held such positions as product development specialist, director of life operations, corporate performance improvement manager, competitive research manager, and advanced markets consultant.

“I decided to join academia because the financial services industry is in need of successors,” Neff said. “By sharing my enthusiasm for this industry, I hope to guide top-notch young people to careers that will help citizens of the U.S. be financially comfortable.”

Neff would like to also create a high school financial planning program to complement the existing insurance program at Olivet College.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from High Point University and a master’s in Financial Services from American College. She is a Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Fellow Life Management Institute. She has served in numerous capacities for various organizations, including as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer for local chapters of the Society of Financial Services Professionals and Toastmasters.

About National Association of Distinguished Professionals:

National Association of Distinguished Professionals specializes in providing members with pertinent biographical information of key executives and professionals that comprise its membership worldwide.

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