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WINDSOR, Conn., August 5, 2019 - LIMRA today announced the winners of its contest to recognize 10 professionals as Rising Stars of Marketing and Communications in the financial services industry. The contest recognizes passionate marketing and communications leaders, under the age of 40, who are helping propel the industry forward by using new and creative marketing approaches and customer experiences at their companies.

“Each of these winners is committed to understanding the ever-changing landscape of consumer engagement and delivering new and innovative customer experiences. They understand the importance of using an effective and engaging marketing and communications strategy to best position their company’s products and services with consumers,” said Lisa Tanen-La Fontaine, chief marketing officer, LIMRA. “We are excited to recognize these creative leaders and are looking forward to seeing how they will continue to innovate our industry and drive it forward.”

The winners will be honored at a reception during LIMRA’s Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 27-29, 2019, in Boston. To learn more about the conference, please visit:

To view the winners and read excerpts from their nominations, please visit:  2019’s Rising Stars in Marketing and Communications.


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Anna Albert

Senior Communications Manager



Erika McElroy

Assistant Vice President, Life Marketing  

Lincoln Financial Distributors


James Davidson Jr.

Senior Communication Consultant

AIG Retirement Services


Christina Pizzi

Strategic Implementation Manager

John Hancock Insurance


Morgan Gold

Assistant Vice President, Marketing

National Life Group


Marla Michelle C. Rama

Team Leader, Brand Equity Unit, Marketing Division

The Insular Life Assurance Company, Ltd.


Andrea Henderson

Communications Specialist

Canada Life


Jeremy Whaley

Marketing Supervisor

COUNTRY Financial


Caitlin Losey Scanlon

Social Media Manager

Voya Financial


Taryn Zygmund

Lead Manager, Marketing

AXA Equitable





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