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Robin Hall Guadagnini

Robin Hall Guadagnini

Arkansas

Vice President
Hall & Hall Inc.

Biography

Robin Hall Guadagnini of Fayetteville, Arkansas attended the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, and was the second woman to obtain a degree in Finance and Insurance. Upon graduation she became the first "in-house" trust officer pension plan administrator in Northwest Arkansas in banking. She also became an agent with the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, the same company her father had served as general agent (and is still an agent). Guadagnini has been involved with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for over 25 years and is a past board member responsible for public relations and education and scholarships.  She has taught Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow courses at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania for the insurance professionals and worked on funding projects for a scholarship with the University of Arkansas for Finance and Insurance Majors. She is currently working in a family business, handling pension plan administration and providing life insurance products and services for individuals and businesses and is a member of the American Association of University Women, Society of Financial Professionals, and Guadagnini is an active member of the Washington County Historical Society. She has been involved with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, helping as recruitment chair for the Girls of Promise event in the Northwest Arkansas area.

When diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, Guadagnini realized the importance of early detection. While working with Komen Ozark Race for the Cure (most recently as the local sponsor liaison) she was asked to share her story on television. By sharing her story and speaking out on the importance of early detection she has become an advocate for women's health issues and specifically breast cancer imaging and early detection. Most recently she was asked and was the only representative for Arkansas and the only breast cancer survivor to speak on Capitol Hill regarding the Health Care Bill and the importance of early detection being available to all, including rural states.