Lynda Smarg received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Early in her career Lynda served as the Director of Admissions at two colleges in New Hampshire, and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH. For several years she was the Assistant Regional Sales Director for the specialized reference division of MacMillan Publishing (New York). In 1985 Lynda joined Retirement and Insurance Resources (now an affiliate of Advisors Trust).
At Advisors Trust, Lynda is the Director of Insurance Operations. She oversees all aspects of client insurance, company product services and administration. Lynda is the primary liaison with carriers and clients to facilitate policy administration, changes, maintenance and the annual review process including the preparation of inforce illustrations and reporting of other information to clients and their advisors. She also provides administrative support for our team members to facilitate insurance company retirement plan benefit reporting, client interaction and Participant enrollment meetings.
Lynda has served an active Chairman or Co-Chairman leadership role in a variety of community non-profit and educational fund-raising initiatives; including the David Lawrence Center, the Community School of Naples Angel Ball and the Naples Historical Society for Palm Cottage. She is currently actively involved in the major education program initiatives for the Naples Branch of The English Speaking Union.
In addition, Lynda serves as the primary researcher for a Film Production company in Los Angeles – with primary emphasis on British personalities of importance during the 20th century. Her interests include reading, Yoga, cooking, travel and gardening.