Peggy Pannke-Smith
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Peggy Pannke-Smith Presented with the Albert Nelson
Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Ms. Pannke-Smith has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the insurance industry

BOULDER, Colo. April 19, 2019 — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Boulder resident Peggy Pannke-Smith with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Pannke-Smith celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Pannke-Smith has been showcased in more than 50 editions of Who’s Who, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

Ms. Pannke-Smith decided to pursue a career in long-term care insurance after her grandmother lost everything upon entering a nursing home, including all her savings and investments. At that time, there was no long-term care insurance. Determined to make a difference, her career is a testament to the love she had for her grandmother.

Ms. Pannke-Smith is the founder and president of the National Consumer Oriented Agency in Des Plaines, Illinois. Established in 1990, her business is an independent agency specializing in providing long-term care insurance to over 2000 clients. She formerly served as the vice president of long-term care insurance with Sales & Seminars in Des Plaines between 1986 and 1990. Throughout her career, Ms. Pannke-Smith has also served as a speaker for Executive Enterprise in New York City and has been a consultant on long-term care insurance for such companies as The Travelers, Teachers Inc. and Annuity Associates Inc. Her efforts have earned her a Speakers Award by the Health Insurance Association of America in 1990, a Golden Harvest Long-Term Care Award from the Military Officers Association of America in 2001 and a National Award from the Unum Group in 2001 and the American International Group Inc. in 2002, among other recognitions.

In addition to her primary career responsibilities, Ms. Pannke-Smith has contributed her skills to a number of other professional and civic endeavors. A columnist for multiple different publications over the years, Ms. Pannke-Smith notably authored articles for the Daily Herald, the Pioneer Express, Senior Connection, the Aurora Sun and 50 Plus Marketplace. She was a former sponsor of the Illinois Association Homes for Aging and a longtime sponsor of the Illinois Alliance on Aging in Chicago. Ms. Pannke-Smith also served on the board of directors for St. Matthew Lutheran Home in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Active with numerous professional organizations over the years including the ad hoc committee of the National Council on Aging, she also served as publicity chairman of the Foothills Kiwanis Club of Boulder, was a member of the board of directors and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Park Ridge and member and president of American Mensa’s Boulder Colorado chapter. During her tenure with American Mensa, she served three terms as Regional Vice Chairperson on the Mensa Board of Directors and national leadership development chairman. Ms. Pannke-Smith is also a longtime member of the International Society for Retirement Planning, the American Society on Aging, the Association of Mature American Citizens, the Institute for Applied Gerontology and the National Association of Long-Term Care Professionals.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Ms. Pannke-Smith has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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