American Advisors Group (AAG) has secured former Senator Fred Thompson as its reverse mortgage spokesman.
Thompson, an accomplished attorney, actor, author and commentator, is one of America’s most recognized and respected national figures said a company statement. Additionally, he remains active in politics as well as hosts a nationally syndicated radio show.
AAG said Thompson will provide the much needed credibility, integrity, and policy knowledge to ensure the longevity and growth of reverse mortgages.
“I am proud to join AAG’s efforts. In this tough economic climate, it’s important that America’s seniors know all their options, and have the facts they need to make informed decisions about their financial and retirement futures,” said Thompson. “Reverse mortgages present opportunities for seniors to stay in their homes and enjoy their retirements, and I look forward to informing America’s seniors of the benefits of this often misunderstood financial product.”
Senator Thompson, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee in 1994 and retired in 2003. Since then, he has remained active in national and international affairs and public service. He was Chairman of the International Security Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of State, and a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
As an actor, Thompson has appeared in such successful films as No Way Out, In the Line of Fire, Die Hard II, Days of Thunder and The Hunt for Red October. In late 2002, Thompson joined the cast of the long-running NBC television series Law & Order, playing Manhattan District Attorney, Arthur Branch.
“We are delighted to have Senator Thompson on board and know this will be a game changer – not just for AAG but for the reverse mortgage industry as a whole,” said Reza Jahangiri, CEO of AAG. “We look forward to Senator Thompson helping take our brand, company and industry to the next level.” He and his experience will be invaluable as AAG further develops their reverse mortgage platform in the coming months.
Thompson will be taking over for Peter Graves who passed away earlier this year.