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More about Chuck Olson Chuck graduated from Briar Cliff University with a Business Admin- istration Degree. He was licensed as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 1993, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 1996, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in 1999 and Life and Annuity Certified Professional (LACP) in 2017. He began his insurance practice with the Mutual of Omaha Com- panies in 1988 as a career agent, where he remained until 2013. As an agent, Chuck earned more than 20 years of honor clubs and achieved Mutual’s highest honor (Chairman’s Council) numerous times as well as MDRT qualification. Chuck is licensed in Health, Life, and Property and Casualty. He also carried his Series 6 and 63 on investment business but recently gave that up in order to concentrate on the growth of OCI. Above: Photos from OCI groundbreaking ceremony Chuck was elected to the NAIFA Board of Trustees in 2014 and serves as the liaison to the Independent Advisor Committee. He served as President of the NAIFA Omaha association from 2001- 2002, and as NAIFA Nebraska president from 2006-2007. He was awarded NAIFA Omaha “Agent of the Year” in 2008 and Omaha Association of Health Underwriters “Underwriter of the Year” in 2011. He was inducted into the NAIFA Omaha Hall of Fame in 2018. Additionally, Chuck has served on the boards of SFSP (So- ciety of Financial Service Professionals), OAHU (Omaha Associa- tion of Health Underwriters) and NeAHU (Nebraska Association of Health Underwriters). He also volunteers his time at his parish and other charitable organizations. Chuck has been married to his wife Deb for 40 years. Together, they have two sons and a daughter. His sons, Nate and Charles, are in business with him. Their Daughter Desiree is a bakery scientist. Last book: “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis (HarperOne, Re- print 2015) Favorite movie: Airplane Family: Wife of 40 years, Deb. (A licensed agent, Deb was instru- mental in the growth of OCI. She recently retired.) Two sons, Nate and Charles; Daughter, Desiree; 10 grandchildren Photo from OCI Facebook page OCI 15th Anniversary. From left to right: Charles Olson, II, Chuck Olson (sitting), Nate Olson Favorite vacation spot: Iceland 25