WOODBURY-Frederic S. Gaber was recently honored with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company's Silver Medal Award for 2003. Gaber is a financial services professional with the company's Vignone/Grossman Agency in New York City. The Silver Medal Award is presented annually to the sales representative who holds second place in overall sales production for the Career Agency System, one of the company's major distribution channels. In addition to recognizing recipients for outstanding sales performance, the award also acknowledges their exceptional success in supporting their clients and the company. Gaber earned this award as a Two-Star Golden Eagle, which means he dramatically exceeded the sales production required to gain entry into the Golden Eagle Club, which is reserved for the company's top sales performers. He has been a Two-Star Golden Eagle on seven other occasions as well. In addition to these most recent achievements, Gaber has merited four other silver medals, three gold medals, three bronze medals and membership in Penn Mutual's prestigious Golden Eagle Hall of Fame. Established to pay special honor to those who have attained the status of Golden Eagle at least 10 times, membership in the Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of success for a Penn Mutual sales producer. Active in both professional and community organizations, Gaber is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Gold Key Society. He has also played a key role on Penn Mutual's Agents' Advisory Council, which he served in several capacities, including president in 1997. In addition, he does fund raising for the Nassau County Special Olympics. Father of two, Gaber lives in Woodbury. The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company is the nation's second oldest mutual life insurer. Founded in 1847, the company provides life insurance and annuity products through a national network of professional agents and financial advisors who help clients meet their financial needs with confidence. Penn Mutual supports its field representatives with brokerage services through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary.