Howard Parkinson has been an agent with MassMutual since July 1980 and is one of MassMutual's leading agents. He currently is affiliated with MassMutual Intermountain West in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Howard is also a partner in MP Solutions, LLC,* with his son H. Blake Parkinson. This company specializes in working with bank and other business owners and high net worth individuals. MP Solutions, LLC, is developing a national presence in these areas.
Howard and Blake created MP Business Solutions to focus on business owners that need an estimate of what their business is worth. Once a reliable value is established, Howard and Blake plan to assist the businesses in buy-sell issues, business succession, retirement and estate planning.
HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE
Listed below is a summary of his achievement in the life insurance industry over the past 30 years.
1. Entered the insurance business in December 1977 with Equitable Life Assurance Company of New York (now AXA). He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table his first year (1978). Later, he became a Life and Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table in the fastest time allowed in 10 years.
2. He joined MassMutual in July I, 1980, as a district manager. Among his professional recognition awards, he received the following citation in 1984:
“Howard certainly keeps Idaho Falls on the map with his consistent, quality performance. His dedication to recruiting not only earned his last year's top award but a third place finish the year before. An MDRT member and President's Council qualifier, Howard is a leader in every sense of the word. He has been a District Manager Award Winner in three of his five years as a District Manager, and the growth of his district has been a story of hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.”
3. In 1990, Howard began concentrating on personal production and was the Salt Lake City agency's associate of the year for six consecutive years from 1990 to 1995. He was one of MassMutual's top 10 agents in 1992, as well as the Quality Business Leader in 1992. In 1997, he was awarded the ELIF award (Extraordinary Life Insurance Inforce), becoming one of only 134 agents in the last 30 year history (1967- 1997) of all MassMutual and Connecticut Mutual agents to be honored to receive this prestigious award.
EDUCATION AND CITATIONS
Howard received a Bachelor of Science degree from B.Y.U. in 1961 and an MBA from University of Utah in 1963. Howard is dedicated to the needs of his clients and has been included in Who's Who in Finance and Business (formerly Who's Who in Finance and Industry (1981-1997, 1998-1999)), Who's Who in the West (1996-1997), Who's Who in America (1997, 2000-2001, 2003), and Who's Who in the World (21st Edition Year 2004).
MBA, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). NASD Series 7 (General Securities), Series 65, and a Utah Corporate Registered Investment Advisor (CRIA),
Licensed in: CA, CO, FL, \D, IL, KS, ME, MI, MN, MT, NY, OH, OK, UT, and WY
*Producer(s) operating under an alternative marketing name may offer products, services, or guidance outside of their relationship with MassMutual, MML Investors Services, or their affiliated companies. Any such marketing names are not subsidiaries or affiliates of MassMutual or its affiliated companies.
Area(s) of Focus
- Insurance Strategies
- Investment Strategies