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WINDSOR, Conn., March 12, 2019 – LIMRA is now accepting nominations for its Retirement Rising Stars contest. The contest will recognize 10 talented professionals under 40 who support the retirement business of LIMRA’s member companies.

“Those who work in the retirement market have a passion for helping Americans achieve financial security in retirement. Today’s young leaders are working in an industry with changing demographics that often challenge their efforts,” said Alison Salka, senior vice president and director, LIMRA research. “Each year we are continually impressed with our Retirement Rising Star winners and we look forward to seeing what this year’s leaders are doing to advance their companies’ retirement business.”

LIMRA established the Rising Stars program in 2016 as part of its 100th Anniversary celebration. The contest was designed to recognize the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 who demonstrate excellence in each of the four categories (Distribution, Retirement, Technology 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 the retirement sector 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, and fill out the form.

“LIMRA is looking for up-and-coming leaders who are successfully and creatively making a difference in the retirement area,” said Salka. “If this describes someone you work with, I encourage you to nominate them.”

Deadline for nominations is April 9, 2019, 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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