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A Milestone Worth Celebrating: The Quarter-Century Club

 


The Quarter-Century honorees from 1991 (clockwise from left): Tom Twaiten, Lisa Metz, Eleanor Claunch, Jose Beltran, Frances Martin, Bill Podlich and Dineen Pond. Pacific Life Archives

  • Employees at Pacific Life are inducted into the Quarter-Century Club upon completion of 25 years of service
  • Notable inductees include CEO Jim Morris and Bob Haskell, who helped create the Pacific Life Foundation

An invitation to the 1998 event honoring new inductees into the Quarter-Century Club. Pacific Life
An invitation to the 1998 event honoring new inductees into the Quarter-Century Club.
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This year’s inductees to the Quarter-Century Club—employees reaching 25 years at Pacific Life—have witnessed and influenced a lot during their time at the company. To speak nothing of world events, they have witnessed the successful integration of Pacific Corinthian Life, the spinoff of PIMCO, the conversion to a mutual holding company, and the re-domicile of Pacific Life to Nebraska, just to name a few.

Quarter-Century Club alum include Ivan Bishop, who helped create Radio KOKO and the Planned Performance Tracking program; David Carmichael, who oversaw the Pacific Corinthian Life merger; Bob Haskell, who helped create the Pacific Life Foundation; and CEO Jim Morris himself.

Each year, the company honors longtime employees reaching this milestone with an awards ceremony and dinner. “It’s one of the nights of the year that I look forward to the most,” Morris said. “It’s a chance for people to just reflect on how the company has changed and how they enjoy the relationships with people they’ve worked with.”

Entry into the Quarter-Century Club isn’t reserved for executives only—anybody who reaches the 25-year mark qualifies. By Morris’ estimate, close to 10 percent of the Pacific Life workforce belongs to the club.