Palmetto Bay resident Gerald Grant Jr., author of Bold Moves to Creating Financial Wealth, and branch director of financial planning for AXA Advisors in Miami, has been named the winner of the company’s 2010 National Honor Associate Award.
Grant, who holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Florida International University and has been active in the South Florida community for more than 40 years, will receive the prestigious award during the National Managers Meeting, Jan. 31-Feb. 3 in Carlsbad, CA.
The award, established nearly seven decades ago, is granted to a financial professional each year who represents the “total professional” — the one who most exemplifies esteemed qualities and attributes of community service, loyalty, leadership and respect. A committee of his peers chose Grant for the prestigious honor from among thousands of candidates.
The announcement was made by Luis Chiappy and Hugo Castro, executive vice presidents of AXA Advisors’ National Division and manager of its South Florida Branch.
“Gerald is a model for professionalism in our business and is a recognized leader in civic and community endeavors,” Chiappy said.
Grant, who will begin teaching his book, Bold Moves to Creating Financial Wealth (www.GeraldGrantJr.com) at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, serves on the Foundation Board of Directors for FIU and Florida A&M University. He also serves on the adviso-ry board for FIU’s Honors College and is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, 100 Black Men of South Florida and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Theta Rho Sigma Chapter and Alpha Rho Boule Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.
“Winning the National Honor Associate Award is the pinnacle of my professional career,” said Grant, who resides in the village with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Jasmin and Gerald III. “I have never strived to win awards, simply to serve my clients and my community.”
Winner of numerous company and industry awards — including the 2005 Regional Honor Associate Award — Grant was recognized as a Retirement Planning Specialist by AXA Advisors after receiving a Certificate in Retirement Planning from the Wharton School of Business. He also holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 66 and 24 securities Registrations and is insurance licensed.
The AXAAdvisors South Florida Branch is located at 9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1400, Miami, FL 33156.
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