Committees


Education Committee – 2015 Priorities

The Education Committee will support and forward NAFA’s mission to promote the understanding and awareness of fixed annuities using a proactive message, supporting the interests of its members. Members of NAFA include marketing organizations, insurance companies, producers, consultants and vendors, as well as consumers. The Education Committee will actively participate in educational activities including writing and publishing educational articles, courses and Webinars which will aid annuity sales professionals in their understanding of the principle features of fixed annuities, their suitability review process, disclosure and advertising practices.

Education Committee Members

Committee Chair: Craig Rudesill, Nationwide  Vice Chair: Jeff Barnes, EquiTrust
  • Lowell Aronoff, Cannex
  • Roger Bell, ExamFX
  • Cynthia Eichelberger, Great American Financial Resources, Inc.
  • Mark Eide, Imeriti Financial Network
  • Faisal Habib, Cannex
  • Alan Grissom, S&P Indices
  • Maureen James, Currin Compliance Services
  • Roger Hayashi, Currin Compliance Services
  • Jessica Kilker, American Equity
  • Brian Kirland, Laser App Software
  • Anna Ladd, Circle Sideways
  • Tom McLaren, AllPro Marketing
  • Brian Mann, Partners Elite Advisory Group
  • Jeff Maxey, InsurMark
  • Kevin Mechtley, First Consulting & Administration
  • Peggy Porter, Insurance Insight Group
  • Janet L. Sipes, AmeriLife
  • Lee Stiegemeier, Circle Sideways
  • Harry Stout, NelsonWells, LLC
  • Matt Tarkenton, Tarkenton Financial
  • Eric Taylor
  • Chip Anderson, NAFA (staff)
  • Joe Grecu, NAFA (staff)
  • Janet Terpening, NAFA (staff)
  • Bailey Sorensen, NAFA (staff)

Insurance Marketing Advisory Committee (IMAC) – 2015 Priorities

IMAC’s mission is to create an organized and structured forum for insurance marketing organizations (IMOs) to share ideas, network and build relationships within their own distribution channel.  IMAC’s main function is to foster a better understanding of the value IMOs add to our fixed annuity distribution channel and provide a community in which IMOs can educate one another about IMO business, regulatory and marketing issues. The independent or field marketing organizations are a critical element of fixed annuity distribution. The country’s most seasoned insurance professionals own and/or run these vital companies to ensure the availability and choice of fixed annuity products and their appropriate sale through independent producers, brokers and financial advisors. IMAC Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice- View Here

IMAC Committee Members

Committee Chair: Kevin Meyer, ANNUIX Vice Chair: Mark Massie, Unkefer & Associates 
  • Jack Aiken, LTA Marketing Group
  • Patrick Allen, Allen Marketing & Associates
  • Kurt Arseneau, United Advisors
  • Dennis Brown, M&O Marketing
  • Chris Conroy, CreativeOne
  • Dominic Cursio, Collabrix
  • Randy Pierson, Gordon Marketing
  • Carl Stern, Imeriti Financial Network
  • Mark Stone, Insurance Insights Group
  • Brian Williams, FIG Marketing
  • Chip Anderson, NAFA (staff)
  • Joe Grecu, NAFA (staff)
  • Janet Terpening, NAFA (staff)
  • Bailey Sorensen, NAFA (staff)

Government Relations Committee – 2016 Priorities

The Government Relations Committee supports and forwards NAFA’s mission to promote the understanding and awareness of fixed annuities using a positive and proactive message sustaining the interests of its members including marketing organizations, insurance companies, producers, consultants and vendors as well as consumers. The Government Relations Committee will actively participate in and advocate for initiatives and activities that positively impact the fixed annuity product and marketplace and advocate against those that have a negative impact.

Government Relations Committee Members

Committee Chair: Heather Kane, EquiTrust  Vice Chair: Kevin Mechtley, First Consulting & Administration 
  • Gayle Allen, North American Life
  • Cliff Andrews, CapCity Advocates
  • Lisa Andrews, Andrews & Andrews, PLLC
  • Wright Andrews, CapCity Advocates
  • Elizabeth Byrne, Voya
  • Cary Carney, Voya
  • Sean Cassidy, Voya
  • Mary Cavenaugh, Forethought
  • Chris Conroy, CreativeOne
  • Steve Delaney, American Brokerage Services
  • Andries Dupreez, Lincoln Financial
  • Dan Farrelly, Fidelity & Guaranty Life
  • John Gruber, Great American
  • Angela Hollan, Allianz
  • Tipton Huffman, TWH Annuities
  • Andy Kress, Nationwide
  • Bill Kunkel, American Equity
  • Beth Lindsay, Voya
  • Jack Marrion, Advantage Compendium
  • Randy Matzke, Advisors Excel
  • Paul McGillivray, M&O Marketing
  • Dave Milligan, American Equity
  • Renee Montz, American Equity
  • Marek Olearnick, EquiTrust
  • Jeanne Taylor, EquiTrust
  • Mark Triplett, AMZ Financial
  • Christian Walker, Athene
  • Jackie Ward, American Equity
  • Brian Wilson, Lincoln Financial
  • Chip Anderson, NAFA (staff)
  • Joe Grecu, NAFA (staff)
  • Janet Terpening, NAFA (staff)
  • Pamela Heinrich, NAFA (staff)
  • Bailey Sorensen, NAFA (staff)

Membership Committee – 2015 Priorities

The Membership Committee will support and forward NAFA’s mission to promote the understanding and awareness of fixed annuities using a proactive message, supporting the interests of its members. Members of NAFA include marketing organizations, insurance companies, producers, consultants and vendors, as well as consumers. The Membership Committee will help serve as a very important resource and support to assist with both membership growth and retention. The committee will also aid NAFA in implementing membership marketing strategy and tactics.

Membership Committee Members

Committee Chair: Gloria Slaughter, Insurance Media Services Vice Chair: Shannon Compton, The Annuity Source, Inc.
 
  • Gayle Allen, North American Company for Life & Health
  • Lauri Beck, Insurance Network America
  • Cary Carney, Voya Financial
  • Tony Compton, Great American Insurance Group
  • Paul Feldman, InsuranceNewsNet.com
  • Todd Kloewer, North American Company
  • Paul Kruth, W&S Financial Group
  • Alex Paul, Success Continuing Education
  • Tashawna Rodwell, National Underwriter Life & Health
  • Billy Voyles, Allianz Life
  • Chip Anderson, NAFA (staff)
  • Joe Grecu, NAFA (staff)
  • Janet Terpening, NAFA (staff)
  • Bailey Sorensen, NAFA (staff)

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee plans the program and presenters for NAFA Conferences. The committee focuses on bringing members great content and cutting-edge industry developments. Conferences include the Annuity Leadership Forum and the Annuity Distribution Summit.