Paul E. Vignone began his career with Penn Mutual in 1998 as Managing Partner of Planning Center for Professionals, Penn Mutual’s career agency in New York City. In 2012 he became an Executive Consultant to Penn Mutual. Throughout his distinguished career, he’s earned many of Penn Mutual’s awards, including its most prestigious, the National Chairman’s Award. In addition, the General Agents’ and Managers’ Association (GAMA) has consistently recognized his contributions to the industry, including honoring him with its coveted First-in-Class Award and 13 Master Agency Awards.
Prior to his work with Penn Mutual, Paul served as General Manager for Phoenix Home Life and General Manager for Prudential. From 1974 through 1977, he was a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Active in the industry, Paul is a member of the Penn Mutual Agency Association, GAMA, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and serves on the Boards of Directors for the American College Foundation and the GAMA International Foundation. He is a past president of the New York City Chapter of Financial Service Professionals, and served as a past president of the New York City General Agents’ and Managers’ Association, as well as the Northern New Jersey General Agents’ and Managers’ Association.
Paul is the recipient of multiple Penn Mutual National Chairman’s and National President’s Awards from the years 2005 through 2012. He also received the Life Sales Leader Award, the Annuity Sales Leader Award, the HTK Leader’s Award and the Life and Annuity Premium Growth Award multiple times throughout his years with Penn Mutual.
Paul graduated from LaSalle University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He earned the juris doctorate degree from Seton Hall University Law School, graduating magna cum laude. In 1978, he was awarded a master’s degree in tax law from New York University.
A past 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Paul is a Vietnam Veteran and earned a Bronze Star for his service. He is Series 6, 7, 22, 24, 26, 63, 68 licensed, and holds Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. Paul resides in Allenhurst, New Jersey with his wife, Dee. They have two children and two grandchildren.