SGA Biography Theodore Pappas
Theodore Pappas, State General Agent in New York and Massachusetts, has achieved some impressive milestones during his time with National Income Life Insurance Company (NILICO). In 2001 he was one of NILICO’s top 20 personal producers. From 2002-2005 he was a top Master General Agent. And this was only during his first five years with the Company!
Before joining National Income Life, Theodore was a sales manager for a commercial printing company. When the printing company was sold in 2000, he began looking elsewhere for a new career. He became interested in NILICO because of the opportunity for growth both as a producer and as a Manager. Theodore knew the Company was right for him because of the many opportunities it offers its Representatives. But the opportunity that interested him most in NILICO was the ability to move up in the Company.
Originally, the most rewarding aspect of his career at NILICO was the income. But as he continued working with the Company, that changed. He focused on his ability to advance his career as a Manager, which led him to his current position. Now Theodore helps other Representatives accomplish the same level of success he’s achieved. One of the most rewarding aspects of his job is sharing this opportunity with others, and seeing them flourish in his Agency as they make a better life for themselves and their families.
A family man himself, Theodore thinks about families when approaching his sales. When asked about NILICO products, Theodore said, “I believe our products are beneficial because they help fill in the gaps for working families. Our concern is getting the right products in place for each individual family.” In addition to devotion to his own family, Theodore regularly donates time and effort to several organizations such as the Special Olympics, American Cancer Society, Leukemia Foundation, and clothing drives.
Theodore offers advice to anyone who plans to join the NILICO family: “Go for it and hold on for the ride. Nothing worthwhile in life is easy, but a career with AIL/NILICO is not only financially rewarding but personally rewarding as well.”