Andre Dobison - Primerica Insurance Regional VP Andre Dobison

Andre Dobison currently serves as a regional vice president of Primerica, a financial services marketing company. Based in Alexandria, Louisiana, he first began serving the innovative company in 1985. Over the course of the last three decades, Andre Dobison has significantly grown his business while refining his time management skills, building a career as a motivational speaker, and improving himself as a business leader, all while protecting the financial interests of families throughout America.

Mr. Dobison is a member of St. Mary Assumption Catholic Church and supports the community through a volunteer capacity. When he is not helping families escape the burden of debt at Primerica or attending church, he likes to support local sports teams such as the New Orleans Hornets. An avid sports fan, he enjoys staying in shape by coaching children and playing recreational basketball whenever time permits. He also believes in and adheres to the Constitution of the Avoyel-Taensa tribe, a nation based in Louisiana.

Warrior Dash Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Since 1985, Andre Dobison has worked for Primerica Insurance, based in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he most recently served as the insurance company’s regional vice president. A philanthropic individual, Andre Dobison strives to support worthy organizations, both nationally and in the local community. Through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he recently sponsored the Warrior Dash.

Established in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was created by the late actor and comedian Danny Thomas, who sought assurance and guidance from St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes. Mr. Thomas vowed that if the saint pointed him to a path he should take, he would build a shrine in the saint’s name. Today the hospital seeks to find cures and save children with cancer.

Since the hospital never charges children’s families for its services, it relies heavily on donations. One of St. Jude’s annual fundraising events is the Warrior Dash, which takes place in multiple towns and cities across the country. The 2015 Louisiana event, which occurred October 3 at West Feliciania Parish Sports Park in St. Francisville, raised more than $67,000. The 5K race featured 12 obstacles, mud-caked routes, and lakes for participants to conquer.

American Red Cross Offers Aquatic Programs in New Orleans

Currently a regional vice president of Primerica Insurance in Alexandria, Louisiana, Andre Dobison helps families become debt free and financially independent. When not in the office, Andre Dobison helps numerous organizations in his community, including the American Red Cross, to which he donates clothes and food.

Established by Clara Barton and some acquaintances in 1881, the American Red Cross is one of the country’s premier humanitarian organizations and has chapters located all around the globe. Its Southeast Louisiana Chapter covers 13 separate parishes.

One of the ways the Southeast Louisiana Chapter serves the community is through its aquatics program. Begun in 1918 in New Orleans, the aquatics program trains lifeguards and teaches people of all ages how to swim. It works closely with aquatic facilities to keep people safe in and around the water. The program offers the following types of classes:

* Parent and child aquatics, for children to become comfortable near the water

* Water aerobics, a form of resistance training

* Water safety for children, in which children develop safe behavior around water

* Lifeguarding, to give trainees the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and deal with aquatic emergencies

Primerica Ranked among Forbes’ 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Firms

Andre Dobison serves as a regional vice president for Primerica, a Main Street company that supplies insurance services to families. In August 2015, Andre Dobison’s company received recognition from Forbes as one of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies of the Year.

Forbes compiles the list based on data collected by MSCI ESG Research studies on publically traded North American financial companies of all sizes. In order to help Forbes develop the list, MSCI ESG Research reviews the accounting practices and governance policies of over 700 firms with market caps of $250 million or higher. Reviews examine a number of key factors to determine the credibility of each company and assign it an Aggressive Accounting Governance Risk (AGR) number, with high scores representing reliable companies and low scores reflecting less reliable ones.

Factors taken into account include bankruptcy risk, revenue, expense recognition strategies, and high-risk events, and scores are between 1 and 100. After the ranking, companies are organized on the list according to market cap size, current AGR, and average AGR over the last four quarters.

Primerica scored high on its most recent AGR assessment, receiving an almost perfect score of 99 for 2015’s first quarter. Primerica has an average AGR score of 95 for the last four quarters.

St. Jude Pediatric Cancer Genome Project

Andre Dobison frequently donates to charitable organizations that range in scope from local churches to international nonprofits. One of the groups Andre Dobison has provided help to is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which seeks out cures for pediatric diseases through research initiatives.

St. Jude has partnered with Washington University to find the causes of childhood cancers through the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, which seeks to pinpoint the genetic code that leads to pediatric cancer by comparing cancerous and normal cells from hundreds of patients.

The project has found the places where some of the deadliest and hardest-to-treat childhood cancers begin. It also has begun work on a clinical genomics program that will speed diagnosis and improve treatment for children with these diseases. All of the published data for the project has been made freely available alongside data analysis and visualization tools, enabling researchers around the world to take this research and build on it. In the last year, the project has looked at topics like sun damage, infant leukemia, and adrenocortical tumors.

Volunteer with the Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation

A regional vice president for Primerica Insurance in Alexandria, Louisiana, Andre Dobison has earned honors such as the Financial Independent Council Award. As a member of the Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation, Andre Dobison supports its mission to promote the culture and common good of the tribe.

Headquartered in Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana, the Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation seeks to maintain its heritage as the area's indigenous tribe. In order to support its members and members of the broader community, the tribe has begun working to establish programs ranging from caring for senior citizens to hosting cultural classes.

The Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation invites those interested in assisting with these or other programs to volunteer at any time. Volunteers can make a regular commitment or serve specific fundraising events, such as a BBQ lunch, car wash, or garage sale.

For more information about the Avoyel-Taensa Tribe/Nation and its history, visit www.avoyel-taensa.org. Those interested in volunteering can contact the office Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Central time zone, by calling 318-240-8424.