Welcome to my website.  My name is Donald V. Murphey, CLU, ChFC.  As a member of PARAMOUNT Planning Group, a division of AXA Advisors, LLC, and an active member of the Northeast Tarrant County community, I am dedicated to helping individuals and businesses build their financial futures.

        Upon graduation from Vanderbilt University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, I entered military service rising to rank of  Captain in the US Air Force. I then went on to graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), receiving a Master of Science Degree specializing in Finance. I was a graduate assistant instructor in Economics at M.I.T.; an instructor of Finance at Bentley College in Boston, Massachusetts; and later a Finance instructor at the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas.

       To stay on top of my field and develop my professional skills over my 27-year career, I have regularly attended industry training and certification programs.  I have received several designations over the years to increase my knowledge and expertise in the financial field and to better serve my policyholders. This includes completing the curriculum and passing the rigorous examinations for the following designations:


Chartered Life Underwriter, American College, 1982.

Chartered Financial Consultant, American College, 1984.

Advanced Estate Planning and Pensions II, 1984.

Defined Contribution Retirement Plans, 1986.



       My career with this organization began in April 1977 and I have been very active within the industry. 


 I have:

Qualified for National Leaders Corp 1977 to present.

Qualified for President’s Cabinet level 1981 to present.

Qualified for Order of Excalibur 1984 to present.

Qualified for Hall of Fame 1986.

Qualified for Founder’s Award 1993 and 1994.

Qualified for Legion of Honor three times.

Qualified for Medal of Honor-Silver 2001.

Qualified for Centurion 1987 to present.

Qualified for Bronze Eagle Award 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, & 2003.

Qualified for Hallmark II in 1997,  Hallmark III in 2000, and Hallmark IV in 2004.

Qualified for Summit Award 1990-2004.

Qualified for Production Growth Award-Gold 1997-1998.

Qualified for Production Award-Bronze 1979, 1980, 1981 & 1984.

 Received Ft. Worth Champion Award 1978-2004.

 Received Distinguished Performance Citation-Silver, Bronze & Gold 1979.

 Received Superior Achievement Award 1991.

 Received Distinguished Service Award 1996.

Member of Top of the Table (MDRT) 1998 & 2001.

Member of industry standard Million Dollar Round Table in 1979 to present.

Member of Equitable Agents Reinsurance Corporation since 1988

1990 Equitable Western Regional Honor Agent

2001  AXA National Honor Associate                   

Member of Equitable Internal Producers Group.

Member of AXA Paramount Planning Group since 2001


I  have given my time, talent and treasures to numerous Industry and Community services in many capacities including:


Past President, Great Southwest Association of Life Underwriters.

CLU/ChFC Trustee, AXA/Equitable Southern Region 1992-1997.

Past Vice-President, AXA/Equitable Past Chairman, Willard W. Pratt Agency Agent’s Forum.

Past Treasurer, Cub Scout Pack 509, Longhorn Council Chairman.

Past Assistant Scout Master, Boy Scout Troop 250.

Past member of Steering Committee Boy Scouts Annual Fund Drive-NE Tarrant County.

1991 Northeast Tarrant County Boy Scouts Annual Fund Drive.

School Board Member-Nolan Catholic High School, 1994-1997.

Past Chairman, Finance Committee, Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Bedford.

5:00pm Choir , Good Shepherd Catholic Community, Colleyville.

Member of Southlake Community Band

Member of Southlake Swing Band               

Member of Buddy’s Big Band.


 I have many outside interests including playing golf, jazz trumpet, snow skiing and model railroading.  I was born in Saint Louis, Missouri.  I live in Southlake, Texas, with my wife, Garnet, and we have three children.


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