Seixas G. “Chip” Milner, Jr. Recognized with the 2020 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence

The annual award, sponsored by Pacific Life, is NAILBA's most coveted and prestigious accolade honoring distinction in brokerage.

Chip MilnerThe National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) presented Seixas G. “Chip” Milner, Jr., Chairman of the Board at The Milner Group, with its 2020 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence (sponsored by Pacific Life).

The annual award, NAILBA's most coveted and prestigious accolade, honors distinction in brokerage and is presented to the individual most committed to furthering independent life brokerage as a distribution system, and who demonstrates an exemplary record of community service. NAILBA honored Milner at a virtual awards event held December 17, 2020, as part of the association's annual meeting, NAILBA 39: ENGAGE.

“The people in our industry are among the best I’ve ever known,” Milner said in his acceptance speech. “Many of the men and women I respect most are past recipients—some of them, my dearest friends. With great humility, I am honored to accept this award. I hope and pray this philosophy and the calling of this industry will continue for generations to come.”

Milner graduated from King College in Bristol, TN in 1974 and went to work for AXA Equitable in 1975. In 1976, he began working for his father (Seixas Milner), eventually becoming President and CEO of The Milner Group in 1990. A past NAILBA Chairman, he is a member of the Risk Appraisal Forum and various other brokerage industry boards.

Milner is a proudly ordained elder in the PCA Presbyterian Church and is a past member on the Board of Trustees for Montreat College and Westminster Christian Academy. He loves spending time with his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren, as well as playing basketball, general aviation, and going on mission trips with his church.