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WINDSOR, Conn., Sept. 12, 2019—Ever wonder what C-suite executives think about how to turn potential into success? Join us at the 2019 LIMRA Annual Conference on Oct. 27-29 in Boston, Mass., to find out what Roger Crandall, chairman, president and CEO of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual); Penny Pennington, managing partner with Edward Jones; and Michael Roberge, CEO of MFS Investment Management have to say about this topic.

“We’re thrilled to have such distinguished speakers at our annual conference,” said David Levenson, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, who will moderate the panel. “We believe these leaders will offer valuable insights to our attendees about the current state of the industry and the growth opportunities for the future.”

During Roger Crandall’s tenure as CEO, MassMutual has grown to serve more than five million customers, providing holistic financial solutions through a broad range of businesses, including its domestic insurance and retirement business, as well as its global asset management and international insurance operations.  In addition to his role at MassMutual, Crandall takes an active leadership role in many industry, civic, academic and economic development organizations, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Board, the Smithsonian National Board, and the American Council of Life Insurers Executive Committee.

As only the sixth managing partner in Edward Jones’ 97-year history, Penny Pennington is responsible for the firm's strategic direction, working together with more than 45,000 associates across North America to help clients financially achieve their most important goals. She serves as a senior executive sponsor of the firm’s LGBT+ & Allies Business Resource Group, and actively champions Edward Jones’ national presenting sponsorship with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Michael Roberge sets the strategic priorities for MFS, leading a team responsible for the investment, distribution, finance, human resources, legal and technology functions at the firm. Roberge joined the firm in 1996 as a credit analyst in the municipal fixed income group. He has held a number of roles including chief investment officer, senior vice president and associate director of Fixed Income Research and portfolio manager for several MFS fixed income funds.

The LIMRA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of executives representing all sectors of the financial services industry. The annual conference agenda is designed to offer attendees strategic perspectives on the latest industry trends.

For more information on the conference and to register, please visit the 2019 LIMRA Annual Conference site. Members of the press are welcome to attend the event at no cost. Please email media contacts below for more details.


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