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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lincoln Financial's Mickey Byrd named Retirement Plan Consultant of the Year

Mickey ByrdMickey Byrd, one of Mountain States’ representatives from Lincoln Financial Group, has been named Retirement Plan Consultant of the Year, Lincoln’s highest award given to a consultant.


Byrd, CRPC, CRPS, serves as senior retirement consultant with Mountain States. His office is located at Johnson City Medical Center but he visits and advises team members throughout the system. He was recognized for the honor at the Lincoln Financial 2018 National Sales Conference. Among the qualities cited for his award were a strong work ethic, a passion to help team members prepare for retirement, and unparalleled, selfless service.


Taft Simmons, Mountain States’ corporate director for retirement plans, had high praise for Mickey and the work he’s done to help team members prepare for retirement – something that’s easy to do but is often overlooked.


“Mickey has been serving our team members with their retirement planning for more than 10 years, and they’ve really benefited from his efforts,” Simmons said. “His passion and dedication are evident in his work and in the relationships he has developed over the years. It’s been an honor to work with Mickey through this journey of countless projects, campaigns and events to help move us all closer to being ‘retirement ready!’ ”


If you need assistance with retirement planning, contact either Mickey at 423-431-1615 or at, or Lauren Kirkland, at 431-1620 or