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WINDSOR, Conn., Feb. 1, 2016—As part of its 100th anniversary celebration. LIMRA today is accepting nominations for the top 25 distribution leaders under 40 in the financial services industry.

 “The world is changing. Consumer expectations, advances in technology, and a new regulatory environment require companies to be creative and flexible in their distribution strategy,” said Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global. “Today’s rising stars will help innovate distribution to ensure we remain relevant to the next generations of families who will need our products and services.” 

 In 1919, LIMRA (known then as ALAO) published its first agent training course (in collaboration with the U.S. Army) called, Special Army Course in Life Insurance and Insurance Salesmanship, An Outline for Teachers’ Use.  This course offered returning troops an opportunity to learn best practices for insurance sales, based on ALAO’s analysis of effective distribution at the time.

Since then, LIMRA continues to study all aspects of distribution within the financial services industry.  Through its Distribution Research division and member-participating study groups and committees, LIMRA collects and distills the insights and knowledge that can help its members improve distribution productivity and better engage consumers.

“We are looking for the brightest and the best in distribution.  If you know anyone who fits the bill – or you want to nominate yourself – I encourage you to submit a name for consideration,” said Kerzner

LIMRA member companies’ employees who are under 40 years old (born after Feb. 1, 1976) and have a role in distribution ─ both at the home office or in the field ─ are eligible to be nominated.  All nominations should include a description of why the nominee is worthy of the honor and a high-resolution photo. 

The deadline for nominations and entries is 5 p.m. Feb. 29, 2016. A panel of judges will review entries, selecting the top 25 entrants.

About LIMRA  

Since 1916, LIMRA, a worldwide research, learning and development organization, has been the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries.

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