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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

2015 Inductee David Meador

Blinded since college following an automobile accident, David Meador currently makes his living as a motivational speaker after retiring from the insurance industry in 2002.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s from Loyola of Chicago, Meador went on to become a 20-year career sales representative with Northwestern Mutual in Nashville, where he set the agency record for consecutive weeks of production — bringing in new business every week for 11 straight years.

He was a member of both the National Association of Life Underwriters and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for a decade.

Upon his retirement, Meador moved to public speaking at civic clubs and corporate conventions. He was also very active in the United States Blind Golf Association, winning the national championship in 1976, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and receiving the Ben Hogan Award at the 2013 Masters Tournament.

Mr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Dave Wood,
Martin Chair of Insurance
Rebecca Darden,
Program Coordinator