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WINDSOR, Conn., Mar. 19, 2018 – LIMRA is now accepting nominations for its Retirement Rising Stars contest. The contest will recognize 10 talented professionals under 40 who support the retirement business of LIMRA’s member companies.

“The goal of those working in the retirement market is to help consumers achieve a financially secure retirement. Young individuals today are working within an industry facing new tax and regulatory changes that are challenging these efforts,” said Matthew Drinkwater, assistant vice president and director, LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. “We have been impressed with the innovation and creativity of our past Retirement Rising Stars winners and look forward to learning what the next group of rising leaders is doing to help advance their companies’ goals.”

LIMRA established the Rising Stars program in 2016 as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. This year LIMRA has updated the contest to increase competition among the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 who demonstrate excellence in each of the four categories (Distribution, Retirement, Innovation and Marketing & Communications).

To select the winners, a panel of judges will rate each nomination on a scale of 1 to 5; the 10 nominations with the highest scores will be the winners. As part of the judging process, LIMRA is requiring each submission to include three detailed examples of why the candidate exemplifies a LIMRA Rising Star.

Home office employees of LIMRA member companies who are under 40 years old and have a role in the retirement sector are eligible for this contest. Prior Rising Star winners are ineligible. All submissions should include a high-resolution photo (min 300 dpi). To nominate a leader, please visit our Rising Star Nomination Page, and fill out the form.

“LIMRA is seeking out those who not only are adapting to all the changes in the retirement industry, but also are successfully and creatively navigating these challenges to keep workers financially optimistic and prepared for retirement,” said Drinkwater. “If this describes someone you work with, I encourage you to nominate them.”

Deadline for nominations is April 16, 2018, at 5 pm EDT. To learn more about the program or view prior Rising Star winners, please visit LIMRA’s Rising Stars Program.


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