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February 8, 2013
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Vermeuel earns Field Manager of the Year Award


RED BANK – Dave Vermeuel of Morgan 24/7 Financial Services in Red Bank has been named the 2012 Field Manager of the Year by Kansas City Life Insurance Company.

Vermeuel has been affiliated with Kansas City Life since 2011.

Field Manager Dave Vermeuel, right, of Morgan 24/7 Financial Services in Red Bank, accepts the Field Manager of the Year award, presented by Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board Web Bixby.

Field Manager Dave Vermeuel, right, of Morgan 24/7 Financial Services in Red Bank, accepts the Field Manager of the Year award, presented by Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board Web Bixby.

The award, presented at the company’s 2013 General Agents Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., is based on three criteria: recruiting, personal production and unit production, all of which are essential for a successful insurance agency. The field manager’s job is to ensure the agency is working to set and meet demanding goals to better serve its customers.

Kansas City Life Insurance Company was established in 1895 and is based in Kansas City, Mo. The company’s primary business is providing financial protection through the sale of life insurance and annuities. The company’s revenues were $419.0 million in 2011, and assets and life insurance in force were $4.4 billion and $29.2 billion, respectively, as of Dec. 31, 2011. The company and its affiliates operate in 49 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit


Diane Turton, Realtors has New General Sales Manager


POINT PLEASANT BEACH – Diane Turton, president/broker-owner of Diane Turton, Realtors has announced that John Meechan has been promoted from assistant general manager to general sales manager.

Meechan will be responsible for helping the company and its agents creative innovative sales and marketing campaigns including the latest technology and Social Media tools. He also will oversee recruiting, agent development, training and the entire sales management team.

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“We are thrilled to have John in this new position. He will work to make the best agents in the industry, even better,” Turton said.

Meechan has been in real estate since 1998 receiving his broker’s license in 2007. Before real estate, Meechan worked for the Ford Motor Company. In addition to real estate, John volunteers with the American Red Cross.

He lives in Wall Township with his wife Amy and their six children.

Founded in 1986, Diane Turton, Realtors is a full-service real estate company serving Monmouth and Ocean counties. Diane Turton, Realtors consistently ranks in the top of the markets it serves. The firm also provides a full range of financial service including home mortgages, property and casualty insurance, title insurance and more. The company’s website is and toll-free number is 1-877-DTURTON.


Lubin Named Heritage House’s Top Producer for 2012


RUMSON – Mary Burke, president and broker of record, Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty, and Joyce Wopat, branch manager, have announced that Elizabeth “Liz” Lubin, is the 2012 Company Top Producer with just under $28 million in closed volume for the year.

Elizabeth "Liz" Lubin

Elizabeth “Liz” Lubin

In addition to earning this most prestigious title, Lubin also is a recipient of the 2012 NJAR® Circle of Excellence Platinum Award, which can only be achieved by closing a minimum of 30 units and $20 million in volume. She is one of only 17 to earn the Platinum Level, which is the highest level of all the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Awards.

Lubin brings the same extensive market knowledge, negotiation skills and exceptional customer service to each client and each transaction, regardless of price. She finds herself in the top 1 percent of agents selling real estate in Monmouth County and enjoys a reputation for being a well-respected sales associate in the Two River area as well as surrounding towns. The satisfaction of her clients is evidenced in the strong referral business she sees year after year.

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“This is our firm’s highest honor, and Liz has worked tremendously hard to earn that title,” Burke said. “Liz is one of the most gracious and modest people I know, truly deserving of the success she has achieved!”

Lubin can be reached at the Rumson office 732-842-8100, Ext.170, or via email To learn more, please visit her website at

Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage with sales offices in Holmdel, Middletown, Rumson and Shrewsbury. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 834 Broad St., Shrewsbury. For additional information, including office locations and phone numbers, please visit the website at


Parsons Joins Natcore Technology


RED BANK – After eight years in Beijing working in international trade, international merchandising, administration, and client relations, Evangeline Li Parsons has joined Natcore Technology Inc. as director of international business.

She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Red Bank.

Evangeline Li Parsons

Evangeline Li Parsons

Parsons’ responsibilities at Natcore will include liaising with the company’s joint venture in Zhuzhou City, China, and with Natcore’s overseas customers and prospects.

A native of Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, Parsons earned a Bachelor of Science degree in telecommunications at the Communication and Engineering School of Hebei Science and Technology University. She has also studied law at the Law School of Hebei Science and Technology University and at Beijing University.

She is fluent in Mandarin and English and lives in Robbinsville.

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