Ronald Dave Knight Receives Distinguished Service Award

June 2013 — AAHU member Dave Knight recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) 83rd Annual Convention and Exhibition held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta.

Knight was recognized for the Distinguished Service Award, which honors NAHU members who have made significant contributions to volunteer service at the local, state and national level. His efforts have greatly improved the health insurance industry through an extraordinary commitment of time, talents and professional experience.

“We are grateful for Dave Knight’s dedication to association, volunteer service and recognize him for those efforts with this well-deserved award,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. NAHU is the national organization providing guidance to the local and state chapters.

Mr. Knight has been an active member with the association for over 20 years. Dave has been a broker for J. Smith Lanier & Company since 1978. He continues to serve his community in many ways. He serves as Georgia Association of Health Underwriters (GAHU) fundraising chairman, the University of West Georgia Board of Trustees, the GAHU PAC Board of Directors, the Leader Dog co-chairman for District L of Georgia Lions and a member of the Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters (AAHU). Mr. Knight is a long time resident of Carrollton, Georgia.

“Dave Knight has been the key to our association fundraising for the past several years,” said Mr. Trey Tompkins president of the GAHU state chapter. “This year, he successfully raised awareness around the association’s participation with state and national government leaders. He was instrumental in raising funds to help offset association expenses to travel to Washington DC for ongoing educational discussions. Without his efforts, many members would be unable to participate in the travels to represent their client’s questions and concerns around employee benefit programs”, said Trey.

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. AAHU (Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters) is a city chapter for the state Georgia Association of Health Underwriters (GAHU). For more information, please call Cathy Ford at 770-516-4746 or email at or media chairman Jodie Braner at email