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WINDSOR, Conn., May 30, 2018 – LIMRA is now accepting nominations for its Marketing and Communications Rising Stars contest. The contest will recognize 10 professionals under 40 who demonstrate leadership in the marketing and communications area within LIMRA member companies.

“Technology and innovations are continuously improving the tactics we use to engage consumers,” said Lisa Tanen-La Fontaine, chief marketing officer, LIMRA. “We are looking to recognize professionals who use new and creative marketing and communications strategies at our member companies to help move the industry forward.”

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 marketing and communications 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 looking for motivated individuals who have made a difference in their companies’ business strategies through marketing and communications,” said Tanen-La Fontaine. “If this describes one your colleagues, I encourage you to nominate them.”

Deadline for nominations is June 29, 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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