Professional Affiliations:

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors http://www.naifa.org/

Oklahoma City Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors http://www.okaifa.org/

North Metro Chamber of Commerce http://www.businessfinance.com/coc.asp?id=4918&zip=73122

Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce http://www.okcchamber.com/

Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org/

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association http://okcattlemen.org/

Professional Recognition:

Leading Agency for a top l ife and annuity company: 1989 to 2002
Columbus Life Insurance Company, number one or two agency every year since 1997 http://www.columbuslife.com/

Feature article honoring top agency: “Meet the Blackburns” published in Exploring Columbus Life : second- quarter issue, 2000

Feature article: Columbus Life Beyond Excellence: Annual Report 2003

President’s Club 1996, 1998; General Agents’ Advisory Council – Columbus Life 1997, 1998, 1999

Metro 50 Honoree for 2001 and 2004, Chamber of Commerce ranking of the greater Oklahoma City area’s fastest-growing companies

Oklahoma 100 Honoree for 2001, Chamber of Commerce ranking of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the state of Oklahoma