As part of American Advisors Group's (AAG) strategic growth plans to be the largest private national reverse mortgage lender in the country, AAG has secured former Sen. Fred Thompson as the company's spokesman. Thompson, an accomplished attorney, actor, author and commentator, is among America's most recognized and respected national figures. He remains active in politics and the national debate, and hosts a nationally syndicated radio show and recently released his memoir about growing up in Tennessee, Teaching the Pig to Dance. As spokesman for AAG, Thompson will provide the credibility, integrity, and policy knowledge needed to ensure the longevity and growth of reverse mortgages, an important financial tool for seniors.
"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 Sen. 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."
"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 chief executive officer of AAG, Reza Jahangiri. "AAG looks forward to Sen. 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.
Sen. Fred 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.
"I'm excited to begin working with AAG. Reverse mortgage can be a viable and safe financial resource for a number of individuals who are looking for different financial options as they enter what should be a rewarding new stage in their lives," said Thompson.
For more information, visit www.aagreverse.com.