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WINDSOR, Conn., Feb. 6, 2018 – LIMRA is now accepting nominations for its third annual Distribution Rising Stars contest. The contest will recognize 10 professionals under 40 who demonstrate leadership and innovation, supporting distribution within LIMRA member companies.

“Distribution channels within the financial services industry are evolving at breakneck speeds. Recognizing young talent who are able to keep pace with change cultivates an environment where creativity is welcome,” said Patrick Leary, corporate vice president and director of LIMRA distribution research. “I look forward to meeting the future distribution leaders who will help shape the industry in the years to come.”

LIMRA established the Rising Stars program in 2016 as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. This year LIMRA has updated the contest to foster a more competitive contest 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 distribution 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.

Deadline for nominations is March 6, 2018, at 5 pm EST. To learn more about the program or view prior Rising Star winners, please visit LIMRA’s Rising Stars Program


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