(Rock Island, IL)?Royal Neighbors of America, headquartered in Rock Island, will expand its distribution in October 2006 with a new office in Austin, Texas. The Austin office will be responsible for offering life insurance and annuities through independent general agents and will be led by Mike Pinkham, a veteran insurance executive. This new sales operation represents an addition to the current captive sales force and will sell Royal Neighbors' products and services to new members, thus allowing the organization to continue to successfully carry out its social mission. Cynthia Tidwell, President and CEO of Royal Neighbors, said, "We are excited about the opening of this new office and having an executive with an impressive track record such as Mr. Pinkham join the Royal Neighbors family. It is a natural fit for us as we are looking to expand and grow our life insurance and annuity operations." Royal Neighbors of America offers its members value-added benefits such as scholarships, disaster aid, and a variety of volunteer opportunities within their communities. Distinguished by its 100-plus-year commitment to helping women help themselves, Royal Neighbors, through its insurance products and services, addresses a wide range of today's women's issues and concerns.
Headquartered in Rock Island, Royal Neighbors serves more than 232,000 insurance certificate holders and members, and is licensed to do business in 41 states and the District of Columbia. With $2.2 billion of insurance in force, it has members in 400 active chapters across the nation.