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Joel Albert, LUTCF
As the CEO of our firm, Henry always led with professionalism, consistency of direction, refined dignity, and respect. He made the workplace exciting and dynamic and had an intense focus on our continued commitment to our clients. We never questioned his constant demand for excellence, because he led by example. His confidence and poise never wavered and we had a sense of true purpose and a spirited resolve under his leadership. He left a void that has NEVER been filled, but an impact that will ALWAYS be felt. Great leaders want you to believe you can accomplish greatness; they want to create a desire to succeed no matter the cost - his legacy is more than a stock price, it lives in each of us.
James Piper Bond
Henry possesses tremendous communication and management talents that have been wonderful assets for me as the CEO of Living Classrooms Foundation. He has been a valued advisor when it comes to business issues and making sure the bottom line is maximized, as we produce quality results and work cohesively with the private and public sectors.Henry has a quick mind for the details of all or our initiatives and the finances. He has been excellent in helping clarify our vision and strategic plan. His experience in the insurance business gives him an uncanny sense for assessing potential risks and addressing their mitigation. His skill in getting the best from our board and in executing corporate governance matters makes it all look effortless. Henry has great integrity, his enthusiasm is infectious, and as evidenced by the high degree to which my executive staff admires him, he is committed to helping people achieve their full potential while making the world a much better place.
Dr. Gary W. Goldstein, M.D.
Henry has provided oversight and guidance as our Institute redefined its mission and recognized new opportunities to excel in the international academic community of developmental brain disorders. Henry is one of the most engaging, trustworthy and ethical people I have ever met. I admire his approach to management and leadership and believe he has an extraordinary innate ability that has been fostered and enhanced by years of leadership in the insurance industry and through his extensive board service. I know whoever is fortunate enough to gain access to Mr. Hagan’s insights and leadership will benefit greatly from his wealth of knowledge, diversity of experiences, and extremely effective approach to interpersonal relationships.
Richard J. Himelfarb
Henry Hagan is a consummate and proven leader who consistently evidences a rare combination of thoughtful stewardship coupled with an enthusiastic spirit.
I’ve known Henry for over 20 years and can attest to his character, integrity, and contributions to our organization. Henry’s strengths include his ability to bring a personable, can-do approach to all he does. He builds strong relationships with others and is adept at getting things done in a way that those he’s working with feel valued and respected.
With his guidance, I have learned and accomplished more than I imagined. He has helped me develop my skills as an executive, and enhanced my effectiveness in tapping the unique strengths of each of our board members. I am not alone in seeking out his counsel, whether for a strategic decision, an organizational governance matter, or to navigate a sensitive political situation. Mr. Hagan’s optimism and energy are contagious and inspiring.
It has been an honor and privilege to work with Henry Hagan. The firm in general and I in particular, have had the benefit of his tremendous experience in crafting a smoothly functioning company board. Implementation of Henry’s ‘Board Wheel’ ensured that all required elements of Risk Management, Governance & Strategy were suitably addressed, in a timely manner. On a personal level, I will sorely miss the enthusiasm and engagement that Henry injected into the room. His ability to diplomatically diffuse tense situations is an art form. I write this with great warmth and respect.
We have benefitted greatly from Henry’s judgement, understanding of business and from his encouragement. Henry provided strong support to the management as we sought to raise our aspirations, and has been helpful in ensuring that we meet our statutory and regulatory obligations.
J. Scott Spiker
Henry has personally worked closely with me and my senior executives in reevaluating our vision and strategic plans. We owe Henry for his vision, his results-oriented mindset, and his enthusiastic support in helping us through times of considerable challenge. Thanks in large measure to his guidance and counsel, we at First Command have recovered our disciplines of success, returning to meaningful productivity and growth for the advisors within our company.
Alexander R. Wynaendts
All who have worked closely with Henry, either as an AEGON colleague or through his many community associations, will attest to his determination to connect people and ideas, and to make a positive and lasting difference. It has been my pleasure to work with Henry over the past several years and to benefit from his deep knowledge and understanding of the life insurance agency business in the United States. I have every confidence that Henry’s long experience and many personal talents, particularly in the area of people development and human relations, would be an asset to any organization that strives to empower its people and deliver quality and excellence.