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WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 3, 2018 – LIMRA today congratulates 21 industry leaders who earned their LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF) designation last week. They were conferred the designation after participating in a five-day capstone experience, designed by LIMRA and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Now in its 30th year, the LLIF designation has been an internationally recognized credential of financial services leadership. The 20-credit curriculum provides industry-specific experiential education for high-potential, emerging, and senior leaders.

The following industry leaders earned their LLIF designation. Congratulations to all!

Floriano Alencar
Pan-American Life Insurance Company

Deborah A. Ourada 
Midland National Life Insurance Company

Dawn E. Elzinga
Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company of Michigan

Eon R. Phillips

Timothy J. Harris
COUNTRY Financial

Diana M. Ronald
Sammons Financial Group

Marie F. Lavigne

Holly A. Ropp
Kansas City Life Insurance Company

Rhonda D. Lecky
RF&G Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Chad Snyder
Sammons Financial Group

Kate L. McCown
Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

Jeffrey N. Sowards 
Modern Woodmen of America

William J. McDonough
Sammons Financial Group

James J. Stella

Alan R. Meier
Sammons Financial Group

Kenneth Sutton
USAA Life Insurance Company

Martha Warren Mitchell

Miguel A. Taveras 
Hoopis Performance Network

Laura A. Murach

Matthew J. Vollen
Western-Southern Life Insurance Company

Seth G. Nailor
Sammons Financial Group


LLIF Graduates - 2018


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