William Pickering

First Summit's William Pickering Receives Prestigious 2009 American Award from Lincoln Financial Group

The awards are presented each year to financial services professionals who combine business performance excellence, outstanding community service and commitment to family. The 2009 American Award, which was presented to Pickering by Dennis R. Glass, president and chief executive officer of Lincoln Financial, is one of the company's top honors.

"Bill exemplifies the values and qualities that the American Award exists to recognize, including his willingness to mentor others to succeed, his affection for his family, and his dedication to giving back to his community," said Glass. "He has long been an inspiration to all of us in this industry, and, on behalf of everyone at Lincoln, I congratulate him on his accomplishments and wish him and his firm continued success."

Pickering is a 40-year industry veteran and an Elite-level member of the PREMIER PARTNERS® program, a group of some of Lincoln Financial Group's most successful financial services professionals. He is also a Life Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, one of the most prestigious organizations in the financial services industry. In addition to his professional dedication, Pickering is an active philanthropist and community leader. He is a longtime supporter of the Special Olympics, in addition to being actively involved with autism prevention. In addition, he is active with several community food banks.

2005 Lifetime Life Leader Award - William R. Pickering, First Summit Financial, All Time Life Leader Independent Marketing, Jefferson Pilot Financial


2006-2007 Executive of the Year Award Presented to William R. Pickering – Leading IMO 1994-2001