Palm Beach Atlantic University will present its American Free Enterprise Medal to Arthur L. Williams, Jr., a former high school football coach whose second career transformed the life insurance industry. A Palm Beach resident, Williams, is also known as an author and motivational speaker.
The medal ceremony is set for 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Rubin Arena of the Greene Complex for Sports & Recreation, 1100 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, call (561) 803-2025.
He began to sell term insurance part-time, and quickly found that his commissions surpassed his coach's salary. In 1973 he left his first company, ITT, for Waddell & Reed, another term company. And in 1977, with no business education or corporate management experience, he formed A.L. Williams & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, with just 85 agents in one city.