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LIMRA Announces 2018's Rising Stars of Retirement under 40

WINDSOR, Conn., April 30, 2018 - LIMRA today announced the 10 winners of its 2018 Rising Stars of Retirement under 40. The contest recognizes dedicated professionals who are making a difference in the retirement sector.

“These up-and-coming leaders are helping to transform the retirement industry. Each of these individuals demonstrated creativity, drive and the ability to adapt to this dynamic market, supporting their organizations’ efforts to remain competitive in the future,” said Matthew Drinkwater, corporate vice president and director, LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. “We are excited to recognize these leaders and celebrate their successes.”

The winners will be honored at a reception during LIMRA’s Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 28-30, 2018, in New York City.  To learn more about the conference, please visit:

To view the winners and read excerpts from their nominations, please visit:  2018’s Rising Stars in Retirement

  • Annalisa Austin

    Senior Channel Marketing Manager
    Pacific Life
  • Jackie Cockrum

    Associate Vice President, Annuity New Business
    Sammons Financial Group

  • Lindsey Collier

    Senior Manager - Retirement Solutions
    Raymond James
  • Lisa Filiault


  • Sean Hutchinson

    Vice President, Customer Experience Marketing,
    Retirement Plan Services
    Lincoln Financial Group
  • Daniella Listro

    Business Intelligence Analyst
    Voya Financial

  • Joe Powell

    Head of Product & Market Intelligence
    Brighthouse Financial
  • John Ridgeway

    Assistant Director, Client Relations

  • Danielle Robinson

    Executive Director, Jackson Charitable Foundation
    Jackson National Life Insurance Company
  • Scott Rooney

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

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