ADA, Okla., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of Harland C. Stonecipher, founder of LegalShield, one of the nation's leading providers of legal safeguards, will forever live on as the company has named November 10 " Harland C. Stonecipher Day" and hosted a Founder's Day event in his honor on November 9 to commemorate his life and contributions.
"Harland was an innovative leader that created a solution that creates equal access to justice and ensures ones identity is theirs alone," said Jeff Bell, chief executive officer of LegalShield. "He set a strong legacy that will be remembered for eternity and LegalShield is truly honored to celebrate his life through these celebrations and by recognizing others in the community with the same mission."
During the celebration, Rep. Tom Cole was awarded the Harland C. Stonecipher award for Public Service for his continual service in representing the state of Oklahoma. Rep. Cole is a fifth-generation Oklahoman with a significant background of service to his home state. "I am honored to receive the Harland C. Stonecipher Award for Public Service in memory of a reputable man such as Harland," said Rep. Tom Cole. "Harland's commitment to the community has made a lasting impact and will forever be remembered." John Addison, Addison Leadership Group Chief Executive Officer, was awarded the Harland C. Stonecipher award for Entrepreneurial Vision for his contribution to improving the local community and the quality of life for others. Addison is the former Co-CEO of Primerica and currently serves on the Board of Directors for LegalShield. "Harland's leadership and desire to foster entrepreneurship was truly remarkable," said Addison. "His dedication to education, access to services and empowering others has spread throughout his company. I am delighted to receive this award in his memory."