Reflecting on the loss of Dr. Waters

Reflecting on the loss of Dr. Waters

In as much as it is our chosen profession to assist families, friends and clients during their times of need, it is never easy to receive the unexpected news of the death of one of our NAIFA leaders. Dr. Susan Waters’ passing leaves us all empty and sorrowful.

But it was her life that we all respect.

We will miss her dedicated, enduring determination to lead NAIFA to be the finest professional association in the country.

We all have our own precious thoughts and memories of Susan. Please keep them, cherish them and use them to help fulfill her mission, our mission, for NAIFA’s continued success.

NAIFA CEO Dr. Waters passed away December 16 at her home. She was named CEO of NAIFA in March 2010 and had served as NAIFA’s Acting CEO since December 2009 and Deputy CEO since October 2007. She had more than 23 years of experience in professional association management, as well as experience in the insurance industry. In 2013, Dr. Waters was the recipient of the American Society of Association Executives’ Key Award, which recognizes the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations.

Memories of Dr. Waters can be shared on the Advisor Today blog.