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Barry A. McBride, CLU® , AEP

Barry A. McBride, CLU® , AEP

President/CEO

A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Barry is President of the Sun Cornerstone Group. As a Chartered Life Underwriter® and as an Accredited Estate Planner®, his business focus is on assisting individuals through estate and financial planning. He has served as President of both the local and state NAIFA Associations and the General Agent’s and Manager’s Association. Barry is a qualifying and life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and qualified for Top of the Table for 2006. He has been honored with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and holds the Governor Howard Pyle Award for his more than 26 years of volunteer time with the youth at Canyon State Academy.

With more than 40 years of experience in the financial services profession, Barry enjoys assisting clients to establish financial goals and objectives, and to plan toward their ultimate fulfillment. His community involvements and professional affiliations include: Past Chairman- St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Emeritus Council, past President-St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Central Arizona Estate Planning Council Board of Directors, Canyon State Academy Advisory Council, Canyon State Academy Morale and Ethical Trainer, Canyon State Academy Financial Advisory Member, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation Past President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Member, Million Dollar Round Table, Honor Roll, Top of the Table Member, Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, Diamond Knight Member, General Agents and Managers Association Foundation Member, Society of Financial Service Professionals Member, Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Past President, NAIFA Arizona Past President, NAIFA Phoenix Past President, Arizona General Agents and Managers Association, Member, Board of Directors, NAIFA-AZ, B. A., Grand Canyon University Chartered Life Underwriter, Accredited Estate Planner, Registered Representative.  AWARDS: Robert L. Rose Award for Excellence in Agent Education NAIFA Phoenix, Association Achievement Award NAIFA Arizona, Association Achievement Award GAMA Association Achievement Award. Jack E. Bobo Award for Contributions to Industry and Community. Named NAIFA Arizona's Advisor of the year 2009. Governor Howard Pyle Award recognizing work with troubled youth. Top of the Table, MDRT 2006. In his free time, Barry enjoys rebuilding vintage motorcycles, boating, water and snow skiing, and golf. His true passions include serving the needs of the hungry, challenges that face our youth, and excellence in health care for the sick and injured.

 

NAIFA-1991 Robert L. Rose Award for Excellence in Agent Education
This award is given annually to a NAIFA Programs Chairman for their service in booking and planning membership meetings and educational programming.

NAIFA – 1995 Phoenix, Association Achievement Award (as President)
This award is given in recognition of professionalism, service and dedication to the Phoenix Association of Life Underwriters (PALU) organization.

NAIFA – 1995 Association Achievement Award (as President)
The Association Achievement Award (AAA) is given annually to local associations who achieve excellence in the areas of -Member Benefits, Membership Recruitment & Retention, Advocacy, Governance and Programs, Local associations may apply for the award each year and must complete an application with supporting data.

PALU-1995 Jack E. Bobo Award for Contributions to Industry and Community
The award recognizes associations in the NAIFA federation that excel in areas critical to their success and growth over a one-year period. Those areas are professional development, advocacy, membership, and governance.

NAIFA Arizona 2009 Advisor of the Year
This award is given to the local association, in Arizona, that has demonstrated overall achievement during the most recent association year. Nominees must be living, and actively engaged in one or more of the following: life/health, multi-line investments, and /or the financial planning business. He /She must be an active agent, general agent, manager, brokerage director, registered representative, or financial planner. Production, active membership, education, and community service are factor s for which the award is considered.

The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is a global, independent association of more than 43,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 67 countries.  MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct, and outstanding client service.  MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

*Awards are not indicative of future performance.  Working with an award recipient is no guarantee of future investment success.