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Jules Gaudreau Named President of National Trade Association

WILBRAHAM — Jules Gaudreau, president of the Gaudreau Group in Wilbraham, was recently inducted as president of his industry’s national trade organization, the National Assoc. of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

“It will be a great privilege and responsibility to lead an association of over 42,000 professionals who help American families achieve financial security,” Gaudreau said. “I look forward to advocating on their behalf in Washington and throughout the country as I have done for over 25 years here in Massachusetts.”

One of the nation’s oldest and largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals and financial advisors, NAIFA is the only organization that serves and represents insurance and financial advisors regardless of the products they sell or the focus of their practice. Members include insurance agents, financial advisors, multi-line agents, and health-insurance and employee-benefits specialists. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

The Gaudreau Group, founded in 1921, is one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in the Northeast, serving more than 6,000 families and businesses across 14 states with a broad range of insurance and financial products. A perpetual Super 60 winner, it was recently honored in the Reader Raves awards from the Republican as the region’s best insurance agency. The Gaudreau Group and its affiliated wealth-management firm, Gaudreau-Wealth New England, employs 30 professionals.

“In my position, I am able to help individuals when they are most vulnerable, many times suffering a business or personal loss,” Gaudreau said. “It is in our enlightened self-interest to make our area a better place to work and live.”

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