Roland Paradis has over 40 years of underwriting experience. He has been active in the industry and has a demonstrated passion for underwriter training and development. He joined the Academy of Life Underwriting (ALU) as a question writer in 1988 and moved through the organization holding positions such as Exam Coordinator, Treasurer and ultimately Chair of the Education Committee of the ALU from 1999 to 2002. One of his last contributions to the ALU program was to begin a major overhaul of the curriculum more closely mirrored to an underwriter’s career development, removing material that was no longer relevant, and focusing on the core information a home office underwriter needs to know in order to succeed. This change has resulted in a significant increase in the number of underwriters pursuing their educational development. Roland is still active in underwriter education and rejoined the ALU last year as Director of the Medical Underwriting Task Force. Roland was a member of the 1st AHOU executive committee when he joined the group as AVP Program Development for the meeting in Seattle in 2002. He then served as Program Vice President, Executive Vice President and ultimately President of the AHOU for its 4th annual conference in San Diego in 2005. Roland is also the recipient of the Academy of Life Underwriting Outstanding Achievement Award.
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