Alumnus of the Month

Willie Grady

Willie Grady


June 2010

Willie Grady, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF is the founder and principle owner of the Gratur Insurance Agency Inc. He is responsible for it's sales, marketing and operations.

A native of Chicago, Willie has achieved over 15 years experience in the insurance profession. As a director of the LUTCF program for the State of Illinois, he has been dedicated to the education and development of agents through programs offered by The American College.

Willie came into the profession in 1995 as a career agent with AIG/American General Life & Acc. Ins, where he was promoted from agent to Associate Sales Manager and District Manager of the Chicago Englewood Office. He was recruited to grow and develop New Business and New Agents for The Golden State Mutual Life Ins. Co as District Manager in 2005.  As District Manager with Golden State Mutual, he took on the task of recruiting, training and developing new sales strategies in the Chicago District (as well as two offices in California).

Over the years, Willie has written articles concerning the importance of Life Insurance in Lower and Middle Income households. He has served in various community and professional organizations like NAIFA, Toast Masters, CAPS, and The American College Alumni Association. He is currently serving as a Board member for a Non-Profit Organization as the Events Planner. Willie received his LUTCF, CLU® and CHFC® through The American College.

Willie currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Bernilla.  Congratulations Willie!