WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2012) - The San Francisco Bay Area Agency, a local office of the MassMutual Financial Group, today announced that Tony Delumen, 34, and an eighth-year agent, has qualified for the prestigious MassMutual Chairman's Club for 2012, an honor bestowed to the top 10 career agents annually, from among 5300 agents around the US.

The Chairman's Club recipients are the top 10 annual producers of the entire MassMutual pool of more than 5300 agents and are considered the pinnacle of MassMutual's sales force. The honor recognizes the individuals who have achieved the highest levels of all-around sales and performance during the previous year.

"This is an incredible distinction for Tony, who has been an outstanding member of our team since he joined the Agency," said Robert Fakhimi, General Agent of the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency. "He is continually attaining the highest levels of achievement in the company by delivering extraordinary service to his clients. This latest honor is a testament to Tony's diligence, hard work and supreme skills in the field."

Other achievements by Delumen include both the title of 2009 Top Premium Producer and Top Annuity Producer over the more than 5000 MassMutual career agents in the company's 84 national offices. He also earned the prestigious Freshman 5 award for his performance during his first year as an agent, given to only five MassMutual first-year agents nationally each year. Plus he was named Agent of the Year four years in a row in the local office.

Delumen's latest award continues the top achievements of the overall SF Bay Area Insurance Agency. In the last seven years, this firm, with Fakhimi as general agent, has developed six Freshman 5 award honorees. In addition, the Agency has been honored with the MassMutual Chairman's Trophy for performance eight times in the last nine years. The award is a reflection of an agency's accomplishments in revenue growth, recruitment and productivity.

About the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency Inc.
With roots going back to 1891, the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency Inc. is a significant contributor to the local economy, as shown by the following figures about the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency and its detached offices (as of December 31, 2010):

  • More than 36,000 policyholders and clients1
  • Managing over $863 Million in assets (including assets and certain external investment funds managed by MassMutual and its subsidiaries)
  • More than $4.7 billion in life insurance face amount in force2
  • Will return more than $8.3 million in dividends to its participating policyholders in 20103

Robert Fakhimi is CEO and Managing Partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency Inc. Recently named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work, the agency is headquartered in Walnut Creek with branch offices in San Francisco, Fremont and Milpitas. Mr. Fakhimi can be reached at 888-803-3631, ext. 320 or by e-mailing him at rfakhimi@financialguide.com. Securities and investment advisory services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services LLC, member SIPC, Inc. 2121 N. California Blvd. Suite 395 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 979-2300.

About MassMutual

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC., member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.

For more information, visit massmutual.com.

1 An insured, owner, or payer of a MassMutual policy or contract.
2 Amount of individual life insurance in force at the end of the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Baystate Life Insurance Company.
3 The amount of dividends to whole life policyholders in 2010.

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