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LIMRA Announces 25 Rising Stars of Retirement Under 40

WINDSOR, Conn., June 15, 2017 - LIMRA today announced the winners of its contest to recognize the 25 Rising Stars of Retirement under 40 in the financial services industry. The contest searched for creative and dedicated individuals who are making a difference in the retirement sector.

“These young professionals are helping to transform retirement products and services to address the dynamic changes in regulatory environment, leverage advances in technology, and engage today’s consumers,” said Paul Henry, corporate vice president and managing director at LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute. “We are excited to recognize these up-and-coming leaders and celebrate their successes.”

The winners will be honored at a reception during LIMRA’s Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 22-24, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland.  To learn more about the conference, please visit:

To view the winners and read excerpts from their nominations, please visit:  25 Rising Stars in Retirement

  • Charles Boline

    Senior Product Line Director
    Allianz Life
  • David Bone

    Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst
    Guardian Life

  • Dawn Borent

    Director, Information Technology Product Consulting and Strategy
    Prudential Retirement
  • Chris Butler

    Senior Vice President, Private Client Group Investment Products
    Raymond James

  • Brian Cosmano

    Vice President Strategic Product Initiatives
    Great-West Investments
  • Graham M. Day

    Chief Sales Officer, Individual Annuity Business
    Senior Vice President and Managing Director

  • Joseph Duronio

    Vice President, Strategic Planning and Research
    AIG Group Retirement
  • Emily Holbrook

    Director, Personal Markets
    Northwestern Mutual

  • Justin Fitzpatrick

    Head of Trust and Private Wealth
    Jackson National Life Distributors, LLC
  • Ryan Gladysz

    Director, Digital Strategy

  • Sarah Goedken Kool

    Associate Director, National Participant Education
  • David Hanzlik

    Vice President, Wealth Management
    CUNA Mutual Group

  • Marc Howell

    Vice President, Custom Retirement Solutions
    Prudential Retirement
  • Sean Kelley

    Assistant Vice President and Director, Retirement Pricing
    Voya Financial

  • Steven Kofkoff

    Assistant Vice President, Retirement Services, Defined Contribution Finance
  • Tom Layton

    Vice President, Product Management
    Raymond James

  • Jeff Lindeman

    Regional Director
    Protective Life Insurance Co.
  • Bret Martin

    Manager, LTC Sales Desk
    Pacific Life

  • Joseph T. Mieras

    Assistant Vice President, Participant Information Center
  • Nick Pagano

    Vice President, Senior Retirement Sales Consultant
    T. Rowe Price

  • Nick Porcaro

    Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Retirement Plan Services
    T. Rowe Price
  • Mary Romano

    Assistant Vice President, Client Management,
    Head of New Business Implementations

  • Matthew Settergren

    Director of Innovation and Implementation
    Allianz Life
  • Stacy Sponseller

    Regional Director
    Protective Life Insurance Co.

  • Bill Sutton

    Public Relations Manager
    Voya Financial

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