CARAIFA - Caribbean Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors

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Frank Williamson Odle, an extraordinary Barbadian and a long standing member of the Barbados Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (BARAIFA) joined the Life Insurance Industry as a young and enthusiastic sales representative with Confederation Life in April 1972 after being a teacher of mathematics and science in secondary schools in Barbados and the United States of America.

He established and maintained himself as a top life insurance industry sales agent, one of his Company's top producers and soon rose through the ranks to become the Branch Manager with Life of     Barbados Limited between 1992 and 2004, and was later appointed an Agency Manager with Sagicor Life Inc. He remained in that   position until his entry into the Hugh Wooding Law School in September, 2007, to pursue his goal to practise law.

Frank exemplifies excellence by earning numerous company and industry awards during his distinguished insurance career. A multi-faceted man of many hats, Frank’s service to his industry and his Association is nothing short of spectacular. His passion for his industry is recognised by his work as Deputy Congress  Director for three (3) CARAIFA sales congresses hosted by Barbados.

His service on various committees allowed him to be involved in the revision of the Insurance Act, 1996, and the Occupational Pensions Benefits Act, 2003, as well as the Laws of Barbados. As an integral credit unionist, Frank Odle was elected to an interim Board which was mandated to manage the Barbados Teachers’ Credit Union Limited, a Credit Union whose assets at the end of March, 2012 stood at BDS$70 million, during a period that threatened the survival of the Credit Union.

A Dale Carnegie Sales Talk Champion and news paper contributor, Frank has written and published many articles and papers on topics of insurance, financial and estate planning, and has presented numerous   seminars and workshops on Financial Planning and Estate Planning in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

Being associated with Sagicor and the highly successful law Firm of Carrington & Sealy, Frank’s experience and skills have created a rare combination of educational, social, work and business experience which makes him stand out as one of the celebrated entrepreneurs of the local and Caribbean Insurance  Industry.

He is a keen walker and enjoys hiking, swimming and water sports.

It is an honour and privilege to present Mr. Frank Williamson Odle, CARAIFA’s Hall of Fame Inductee 2013!