Other industry accolades honoring Browne include induction into the Ameritas Hall of Fame, the Lester A. Rosen Humanitarian and Achievement Award, the Julian S. Myrick Award, and the Ralph G. Englesman Award. He is also a member of Standard & Poor's Agent's Advisory Board.
An active member of the community, Browne has served as Past President of the Board of Trustees at Bedford Presbyterian Church in Bedford, NY and as Past President of the Board of Trustees at King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, CT. He and his wife Mibb live in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. and have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Press is a graduate of Columbia College in New York City and earned his Chartered Life Underwriter ® (CLU ®) and LUTCF designations from The American College. The CLU ® is regarded as the world's most respected insurance credential and is widely considered "the highest standard of knowledge and trust."
He joined The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in 1956 and has been an agent, supervisor, and was named a general agent in 1964. Currently, Press is a senior vice president and the past CEO of the Wealth Advisory Group, LLC, a Guardian general agency in New York City.With more than 55 years of experience in financial services, Press has served as the President of important insurance industry associations including the New York City and New York State Associations of Life Underwriters, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and was a trustee to The American College from 1992-2001. Press has testified before the U.S. Congress on numerous insurance issues. He has received prestigious industry awards including the John Newton Russell Memorial Award in 1991 and was inducted into the GAMA International Management Hall of Fame in 2000. Always willing to share his expertise with aspiring professionals, Press has given speeches to industry groups in every state of the U.S. and abroad. At the Wealth Advisory Group, he is always on hand to assist new and veteran Associates with understanding products and services, practice management, client service, or any other issues that they may encounter on the road to a successful career.