As President of Senior Market Sales, Inc., Jim Summers is responsible for guiding the company’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Since joining the company in 2000, Senior Market Sales has been one of the fastest-growing marketing organizations in the industry, now with more than 42,000 independent agents under contract. Inc. magazine recognized SMS as one of America’s fastest-growing small businesses with four consecutive Inc. 5000 awards from 2008-2011.
Mr. Summers has served as the Chairman of the National Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) Medicare Advisory Board. In 2018, he was recognized as "Underwriter of the Year” by NAHU’s Omaha chapter. In 2013, he was named “Underwriter of the Year” by the Nebraska Association of Health Underwriters. He also spent four years as the Chair for NAHU’s LTC Advisory Group, served on the public relations committee for National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) and the Health Underwriters Legislative Council, a group of industry professionals and lobbyists who drafted a NAHU policy on health care legislation.
Mr. Summers is a graduate of Rockhurst College and an influential member of the National Association of Independent Financial Advisors (NAIFA), NAHU and NAILBA.