Rick Bagnall, voluntary benefits specialist at Allen Insurance and Financial, achieved membership in the Million Dollar Round Table — the noted association of financial professionals — through outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism.

Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Roundtable is an international, independent association of more than 31,500 members, or less than 1 percent, of the world’s life insurance and financial services professionals from 464 companies in more than 80 nations and territories. Million Dollar Roundtable membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

“You can’t reach this kind of career-defining milestone without following up your sales with excellent customer service,” said Gil Fifield, president of Allen Insurance and Financial, in a news release. “Rick’s success is a testament to his emphasis on putting the client’s needs first.”

Bagnall joins Allen Insurance and Financial colleagues Michael Pierce and Peter Van Alstine as Million Dollar Roundtable members.

The Million Dollar Roundtable requires members to adhere to a strict code of ethics, focus on providing top-notch client service and continue to grow professionally through involvement in at least one other industry association. For more information about the Million Dollar Roundtable, visit mdrt.org.

Allen Financial Group offers investment management, retirement planning, employee benefits and insurance planning services to individuals and businesses.

Allen Financial Group, with offices in Saco and Camden, is the financial consulting and employee benefits division of Allen Insurance and Financial, an employee-owned full-service insurance agency with offices in Camden and Rockland. For more information call 236-8376 or visit allenfg.com.