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WINDSOR, Conn., February 5, 2019 – LIMRA is now accepting nominations for its fourth annual Distribution Rising Stars contest. The contest will recognize 10 professionals under 40 who demonstrate leadership and innovation, supporting distribution within LIMRA member companies.

“Due to constant advances in technology, the way companies connect with its consumers is continually changing. Young leaders who can keep pace with new ways of thinking will help shape the future of distribution,” said Sean O’Donnell, vice president, member relations and consulting. “Our organization looks forward to recognizing the emerging leaders vital to the future of our industry.”

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 averaged 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, and fill out the form.

“LIMRA is looking for dedicated leaders who are passionate about making a difference in distribution,” said O’Donnell. “If this describes one your colleagues, I encourage you to nominate them.”

The deadline for nominations is March 5, 2019, 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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