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Margie Lee Cooper Downey Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Downey has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of insurance and non-profit



    DALLAS, TX, February 21, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Margie Lee Cooper Downey with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Downey celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Downey is a certified AHIP insurance agent, Willis Towers Watson licensed benefit advisor, insurance agent in Medicare sales, and former TPIN tax preparer, who is also licensed in various health care insurance policies in Texas, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Utah. Representing Willis Towers Watson as an insurance agent since 2014, she formerly worked as a bilingual insurance agent for Homeland HealthCare and Florida Blue, and worked for various other organizations, including Aflac, Inc. and Primerica. She also spent time in other industries in capacities such as a sales marketing management, short-term foreign missionary work, and office management earlier in her career.

In 2005, Ms. Downey founded Abigail's Archangels Domestic Violence Prevention out of Dallas, TX. Sharing what she had learned as a survivor with others in the community that are seeking the safety, resources, courage, and friends to also rebuild their lives, the non-profit organization continues to pay it forward by helping men, women and children seeking relief from abuse and domestic violence. Relying on a small team of professionals, Abigail's Archangels also counts on the support of volunteers and donations. For more information, see abigailsangels.org.

Enjoying her life's purpose by not only selling insurance with sincerity and excellence, but also serving in charitable and educational ministries such as her own to provide effective, meaningful ways to spread God's message of hope and joy, Ms. Downey is a proud single mother of five. In 1997, she also founded and has since been serving as president of Home School Families of Twins (HSFT) in Dallas, the same year she gave birth to her own set of twins, which dramatically changed the direction of her missions and educational services. HSFT works to find local twins or home school groups, meet similar families with twins, provide a Christian perspective on parenting twins, and provide expertise with multiple issues that arise as parents of twins.

A longtime volunteer for dozens of organizations throughout her career, Ms. Downey has been active with such organizations as the local school council, the Home School Legal Defense Association, the Young Americans Club, the Texas Mothers of Multiples, and various churches. Locally, she has served as a spokesperson on domestic violence prevention, a philanthropist for various charities, and lobbyist, and has earned the opportunity to participate in many international missions across five different continents. She is currently a member of the First Baptist Church in Dallas.

The creator of the Abigail's Archangels website, Ms. Downey has also authored a media-corporate training course called "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Workplace," and has spoken at various conventions on the topics of twins and homeschooling. She has authored and published books, manuals, newsletters and websites. She has held a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from The University of Texas at Dallas since 1981.

In addition to her many achievements in insurance, which have included providing services to the Spanish speaking community throughout the U.S.A. and being able to break into new markets, cities, and demographic groups, Ms. Downey's accomplishments in helping the domestic violence community and her various breakthroughs in understanding and providing feedback on twins and their learning environment from birth to adulthood have been equally successful. Acknowledged many times for her work, she most recently received several Individual and Departmental Achievement Awards from Willis Towers Watson between 2014 and 2018, was the recipient of a Fast Start and Sales Champion Award from Alflac, Inc. in 2011, and won a Power Representative Award from Primerica in 2010. She also received an International Peace Prize from the United Cultural Convention in Cambridge, England, in 2004. Highlighted in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who of American Women, Ms. Downey loves photography, classic movies, reading, writing and doing needlecrafts in her spare time.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Margie Lee Cooper Downey has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

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