NAFA Board of Directors

Each year, the nomination process is open to the NAFA membership at large for new board of director candidates. Nominations are received and candidates are thoroughly vetted by the current board. The general membership of NAFA then approves or disapproves recommendations at the association’s annual meeting held during its annual Annuity Distribution Summit.

Executive Operating Committee

Chris Conroy
Chris ConroyChair – 12/2020
Executive Vice President & Principal
Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc.
Lauri Beck
Lauri BeckVice Chair – 12/2021
President, COO
Insurance Network America
Heather Kane
Heather KaneSecretary – 12/2022
Assistant Vice President, Sales
EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
Mike Morrone
Mike MorroneTreasurer – 12/2023
VP, Annuities Business Development
Jim Maietta
Jim MaiettaPast Chair – 12/2019
Senior Vice President
TruChoice Financial Group, LLC

Board Members

Bruce Donaldson
Bruce Donaldson Member – 12/2022
Simplicity Group
Tad Fifer
Tad Fifer Member – 12/2022
Head of Annuity & RIA Sales
Lincoln Financial Group
Jason Kestler
Jason KestlerMember – 12/2020
Highland Capital Brokerage
Jason Krohnke
Jason Krohnke Member – 12/2022
Vice President – National Sales
American Equity
Ryan Lex
Ryan LexMember – 12/2022
VP – Divisional Sales Manager
Nate Lucius
Nate LuciusMember – 12/2022
Gradient Financial Group, LLC
Kevin Mechtley
Kevin MechtleyMember – 12/2021
AVP – Legal & Director of Government Affairs
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Tim Minard
Tim MinardMember – 12/2021
SVP & Chief Distribution Officer
Great American Insurance Group
Brad Newcomb
Brad NewcombMember – 12/2020
Regional VP
Global Atlantic
Andrew Payne
Andrew PayneMember – 12/2021
Vice President & General Counsel
Craig Rudesill
Craig RudesillMember – 12/2021
AVP, Annuities Marketing
David Schliesman
David SchliesmanMember – 12/2021
SVP, District Director
Allianz Life Insurance Company
Janet Sipes
Janet SipesMember – 12/2020
Senior Vice President
Matt Tarkenton
Matt TarkentonMember – 12/2022
Executive Vice President
Tarkenton Financial, LLC
Eric Taylor
Eric TaylorMember – 12/2020
SVP, Distribution – Independent Annuities
David Wolfe
David WolfeMember – 12/2021
General Counsel
Advisors Excel