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Foresters Financial names Ryan Fleming as its 2018 Community Involvement Award winner

  • Aug 10, 2018

(Toronto, ON, August 10, 2018) – Foresters Financial™, an international financial services provider, is pleased to announce Ryan Fleming as our 2018 Community Involvement Award winner.

Ryan, a financial professional based just outside of Columbus, OH, started selling Foresters life insurance products in 2013, and he and his wife have gone on to become Foresters members themselves.

“We were introduced to Foresters through our [independent marketing organization]. I saw right away Foresters was different,” said Ryan. “Above and beyond having a good product that would help my clients, I was a big believer in the philanthropic nature that Foresters stood for. Everything that Foresters stands for is centered around this notion and I was drawn to that type of vision.”

Ryan is very active in his community. After spending a decade playing professional baseball in the minor league systems of the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers systems, he has coached several youth sports teams, served at camps and given personal lessons. He and his wife Heather are also very active in their local church. They have served in the youth ministry there for 10 years and continue to mentor the next generation. They host bible study groups for teenagers and serve on the weekends in the elementary class.

“Ryan is the embodiment of Foresters purpose, which is to enrich the lives of our members and their communities,” said Matt Berman, Chief Distribution Officer for Foresters North American Life Insurance and Annuity business unit. “His dedication to volunteering makes him an ideal winner for our Community Involvement Award.”

In late June, Ryan was presented with the Community Involvement Award while joining over 150 other Foresters agents and distributors volunteering to build a housing complex with Habitat for Humanity in Jackson Hole, WY. The volunteers helped install siding, painted and installed trim inside the units.

To see photos of Ryan receiving his award, and of the volunteer action, click here!

About Foresters Financial
Foresters Financial is an international financial services provider with more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. We provide life insurance, savings, retirement and investment solutions that help families achieve their financial goals and make a lasting difference in their lives and communities. Foresters Financial has assets of $17.7 billion, liabilities of $15.7 billion, total funds under management of $45.1 billion and a surplus of $2 billion (all figures in Canadian dollars as of December 31, 2017). For more information, visit


For more information:

Greg Hubert
Foresters Financial
416-429-3000 ext: 4044


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