Tom Michel


Tom Michel, LACP, is a 32-year veteran of the life and financial-services industry He currently partners with his wife, Kim, at Michel Financial Group in Los Angeles,  a career Builder Agency affiliated with Ohio National.
Michel has been successful as an agent and a pension wholesaler. He led his company nationally 4 of the 5 years in that role. As agency manager, his agency led the company nationally in production for three of the four years that he served in that role.  He is a recipient of many production awards, including GAMA’s Diamond Management Award multiple times, and received the 2013 Will J. Farrell Award for meritorious service to industry and the community.
Michel has served as a two-term President for NAIFA-Los Angeles, and it won under his leadership the Top State Association Awards. He was also a recipient of two Jack Bobo awards. He was NAIFA-California’s 80th President and National Committeeperson.
Michel was elected to the NAIFA Executive Committee in September of 2018. Before that, he was a national trustee, the APIC Western Region co-chair and had served President John Nichols on the NAIFA “Think Tank.”  His advocacy efforts are extensive, with meetings with over 70 elected officials. He was instrumental in key legislative relationships with the passing of NARAB II.
Michel and his family live in Pacific Palisades.