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Jim Ulmer





Jim Ulmer

Jim Ulmer is the son of a 30 year Navy veteran and is himself a 32 year veteran of the United States Navy who became a Field Agent with the Knights of Columbus (KofC) upon his retirement as a Captain in 1991. A highly successful field agent, Jim finished number 7 out of 1150 in production his second year as an agent and was promoted to General Agent in 1994.
As a General Agent, Jim was recognized by the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors as the Knights of Columbus Agency Manager of the Year in 1999. He has achieved the Supreme Knights Club Award for production both as a field agent and as a general agent.  He is active with his local council and is a member of the Fourth Degree of the Order.
Jim has been married to Fran Ulmer of Weslaco, TX for 59 years and they have three children and five grandchildren. He retired as General Agent in 2020 and is currently serving as a District Agent with the KofC.

Education and Qualifications . . .
Completed training and designated as a Naval Aviator
Completed training and designated as a Special Duty Officer (Naval Intelligence)
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Master of Science in Systems Management (Information Systems), University of Southern California
Earned the Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow (FICF) designation 

Completed the requirements for and was designated a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Completed the General Agents and Managers Agency Management Training Course
Completed GAMA’s Essentials of Management Development Course
Completed Home Office Advanced Agent’s Training Course
Member of the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors (NAFIC)
Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) 

Past President of NAIFA Fredericksburg
Member of the Naval Intelligence Professionals organization

Knights of Columbus Abbate Agency
Richmond Office

4118 E. Parham Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: 540-894-1088
Office Manager: Gretta
E-mail office: AbbateAgencyMail5@kofc.org
E-mail: James.Ulmer@kofc.org