Paul Dougherty, LUTCF, FSS, HIA, is the National President of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) and has been in the insurance and financial services field for twenty six years representing State Farm Insurance, the last twenty as an Agent in Hyattsville, Maryland. He is a passionate advocate for the insurance industry in general, and the role of the agent specifically.
Throughout his career, Paul has actively engaged in training producers, educating clients, as well as advising regulators and legislators about the value of the products and services designed to help consumers recover from the unexpected. Paul speaks to audiences and organizations around the country about the key role producers play in the industry and the need to assist clients in preparing for their financial future. His insights in the delivery of professional advice to a diverse marketplace has resulted in multiple requests to brief members of Congress and their staffs on key issues and has led to frequent testimony before Maryland House and Senate committees. He is also the current Chairman of the Retirement Planning Coalition of Maryland.
Paul balances the demands of his agency with his commitment to his community. He has served on four different school boards in Prince Georges County, including as president of two, as well as serving on other charitable boards. He has coached over two dozen sports teams over the last 14 years.
Paul is a native of Potomac, Maryland, and a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Paul and his wife Elizabeth live in Croom, Maryland, with their two children, Madeline, 19, and Jacob, 17, in the historic West End Farm.
To schedule an interview with Paul, please contact Mark Briscoe
, (703) 770-8111, or Sheila Owens
, (703) 770-8112.