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Former U.S. Secretary of State and Retired Army General to Headline October Meeting in Boston

WINDSOR, Conn., May 18,2015 — LIMRA today announced that former U.S. Secretary of State and retiredArmy Gen. Colin L. Powell will deliver the keynote address at the LIMRA 2015Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 25–27, 2015 in Boston.

“With our industry facingsome difficult challenges, we’re delighted to have one of the top strategistsof modern times address LIMRA’s prominent annual gathering,” said Robert A.Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global.  “In this period of volatility, financialservices executives and professionals are looking for strategic guidance. Theycan learn a lot from someone who managed risk and opportunity in key militaryand diplomatic situations for much of his career.”

Powell was chairman of theJoint Chiefs of Staff, 1989–1993, and secretary of state, 2001–2005, the firstAfrican American to hold those posts. The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powellgrew up in New York City and served in four presidential administrations.

The LIMRA 2015 AnnualConference’s theme, “Pivot Point:Striking a Path for Success,” focuses on the challenges and changesaffecting the financial services industry. The conference brings together leading experts and company executives toexamine today’s most important issues, and to revisit, and possibly rethink,the ideas that have informed the industry's strategies and tactics to date.Conference-goers will learn about developments in products, demographics,technology, medicine and other vital areas.

 “It’s difficult to accept the enormity of today’schallenges, but the sooner the industry can, the more quickly opportunities canbe embraced,” said Kerzner.

The LIMRA AnnualConference draws more than 500 industry executives from insurance and financialservices companies from all over the world, and this year’s will be held at theSheraton Boston Hotel. Those who register before Oct. 1 will receive adiscount. For more information and to register online, please visit: LIMRA 2015 Annual Conference.


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