Barnes receives highest score on LOMA coursework


Travis Barnes, a customer services team lead in the retirement services division of American United Life Insurance Company, a OneAmerica company, achieved the highest average scores in the entire Western Hemisphere in the Life Office Management Association’s Associate, Customer Service program in 2011.

Barnes, who resides in Westfield, will be honored at LOMA’s annual conference and conferment in Seattle in September.

“The strength of our industry depends on professionals with exceptional knowledge, intellect and commitment,” said Kathy Milligan, vice president, education and training for LOMA. “Those who achieve the distinction of ‘top student’ within a LOMA program are among the most impressive and dedicated professionals in our industry. We congratulate Travis on this outstanding accomplishment.”

LOMA is a member organization made up of more than 1,200 companies in the insurance and financial services industry in more than 80 countries. LOMA seeks to improve management and operations in the industry through employee development, research and information sharing.

AUL will also be honored for being among less than 10 percent of LOMA members to earn the 2012 Excellence in Education Award. To be eligible, a company must enroll in a minimum of 50 LOMA examinations during the year, achieve exceptional pass rates (historically an average of 85 percent or higher), and grow LOMA examination enrollments from the previous year. This is the seventh year in a row AUL has earned the Excellence in Education Award.

“Travis has distinguished himself through his commitment to his professional development, and we celebrate his recognition and accomplishment through LOMA programming,” said Mark C. Roller, senior vice president of human resources for the OneAmerica companies. “As well, we are pleased to be recognized as an organization that collaborates with LOMA to foster individual and organizational development. We believe these programs and the professionals who benefit from them serve the best interest of our customers and strengthen the organizations who serve those customers.”

OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. is headquartered in Indianapolis. Its nationwide network of companies offers a variety of products to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and other clients. These products include retirement plan products and services, individual life insurance, annuities, long-term care solutions and employee benefit plan products.