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

Heather Kane
Heather KaneChair – 12/2022
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
EquiTrust Life Insurance Company
Mike Morrone
Mike MorroneVice Chair – 12/2023
VP, Annuities Business Development
Nationwide
Kevin Mechtley
Kevin MechtleySecretary – 12/2024
VP-Business Development and Chief Innovation Officer
North American Company
David Wolfe
David WolfeTreasurer – 12/2025
General Counsel
Advisors Excel
Lauri Beck
Lauri BeckPast Chair – 12/2021
Partner
Simplicity

Board Members

Dan Acker
Dan AckerMember – 12/2024
President & CMO
SILAC Insurance Company
Jay Brown
Jay BrownMember – 12/2023
Vice President of Relationship Management
Delaware Life Marketing
Bruce Donaldson
Bruce Donaldson Member – 12/2022
CEO
Simplicity Group
Tad Fifer
Tad Fifer Member – 12/2022
Head of Annuity & RIA Sales
Lincoln Financial Group
Wes Gilbreath
Wes GilbreathMember – 12/2023
Chief Financial Officer
Annexus Group
Maureen James
Maureen JamesMember – 12/2023
Co-owner/Prinicpal
Summit Compliance Group
Brendon Kelly
Brendon KellyMember – 12/2024
Vice President – Retirement
Ash Brokerage
Jason Krohnke
Jason Krohnke Member – 12/2022
Vice President – National Sales
American Equity
Paul Kruth
Paul KruthMember – 12/2023
Vice President and National Sales Manager
W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
Ryan Lex
Ryan LexMember – 12/2022
Executive Vice President, Chief Distribution Officer
Ibexis Life and Annuity Insurance Company
Nate Lucius
Nate LuciusMember – 12/2022
President
Gradient Financial Group, LLC
Darcy Matz
Darcy MatzMember – 12/2024
Senior Director Projects & Strategic Planning FMO Distribution
Allianz
Andrew Payne
Andrew PayneMember – 12/2024
Vice President & General Counsel
CreativeOne
Brian Peterson
Brian PetersonMember – 12/2023
President & CEO
TruChoice Financial Group
Janet Sipes
Janet SipesMember – 12/2023
Senior Vice President
AmeriLife
Tiya Stanley
Tiya StanleyMember – 12/2024
VP of National Accounts
F&G Life and Annuities
Matt Tarkenton
Matt TarkentonMember – 12/2022
Executive Vice President
Tarkenton Financial, LLC
Eric Taylor
Eric TaylorMember – 12/2023
SVP, Distribution – Independent Annuities
AIG
Tamiko Toland
Tamiko TolandMember – 12/2023
Head of Lifetime Income Strategy and Market Intelligence
TIAA
Mike Tripses
Mike TripsesMember – 12/2023
Owner
Annua Profectus
Mark Williams
Mark WilliamsMember – 12/2023
President/CEO
Brokers International