Joseph LoPresti, ChFC, LUTCF, has been awarded the Individual Distribution Sales Manager of the Year, according to Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife, at 6 Corporate Drive. The company said this is the highest honor given to a MetLife Agency sales director, and LoPresti has received it seven times. \u201cJoe has continued to raise the bar for our financial service representatives, while maintaining the highest standards of excellence when it comes to business ethics, our services and products, and our dedication to our clients,\u201d said Paul Blanco, LUTCF, managing director. LoPresti started his career with MetLife 21 years ago as a financial services representative gaining extensive knowledge and experience assisting individuals, families, and business owners with their financial goals and objectives. Today, he serves as a coach and mentor to a team of more than 200 financial service representatives, advisor coaches, sales managers and agency directors. \u201cBeing named sales manager of the year is an indication of Joe\u2019s long-standing commitment to his team, and also, by extension, to ensuring Barnum\u2019s clients receive the highest level of personalized, professional care a financial services firm can provide,\u201d said Paul LaPiana, senior vice president of Individual Distribution for MetLife. \u201cJoe LoPresti has demonstrated his dedication time and again, and MetLife is pleased to recognize his achievements.\u201d LoPresti is a member of NAIFA and GAMA International. He is also a nationally recognized speaker, and topic expert on coaching for GAMA International. He was also named by Fairfield County Business Journal as one of the top 40 leaders under the age of 40 in Fairfield County. LoPresti is a graduate of Nichols College. For more information visit www.barnumfinancialgroup.com.