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Stacey Hanke

Stacey Hanke

Stacey Hanke, Inc.

Stacey is founder of Stacey Hanke Inc. She has trained and presented to thousands to rid business leaders of bad body language habits and to choose words wisely in the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between. Her client list is vast from Coca-Cola, FedEx, Kohl’s, United States Army, Navy and Air Force, McDonald’s, Publicis Media, Nationwide, US Cellular, Pfizer, GE, General Mills and Abbvie. Her team works with Directors up to the C-Suite. In addition to her client list, she has been the Emcee for Tedx. She has inspired thousands as a featured guest on media outlets including; The New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Thrive, SmartMoney magazine, The Economist and Business Week. She is a Certified Speaking Professional—a valuable accreditation earned by less than 10% of speakers worldwide.

Maria Ferrante-Schepis

Maria Ferrante-Schepis

Maddock Douglas

Maria Ferrante-Schepis is President of Maddock Douglas, Inc, an innovation consultancy focused on empowering companies to deliver “what’s next” in the areas of new products, services, and customer experience. With over 25 years as an executive in the insurance and financial services industry, Maria is focused on innovation, recognizing the significant public and government demand for change. Her mission is to enable like-minded professionals to proactively shape their own future, versus having it shaped for them by outside disruptors. Maria has co-authored the book “Flirting with the Uninterested; Innovating in a ‘Sold Not Bought’ Category.” She is a frequent industry speaker and columnist for ThinkAdvisor.com, formerly LifeHealthPro, as well as the digital publication, Insurance Thought Leadership.  In 2015, The National Underwriter magazine named her one of the 20 most creative people in insurance. 

Bob Krumroy

Bob Krumroy

Bob Krumroy, CLU, ChFC is the CEO and founder of Identity Branding, Inc. and eRelationship, a global fintech leader for banks, insurance and financial service companies in providing cutting edge solutions for client engagement and revenue generation. He is the author of 11 marketing books, a noted consultant, frequent keynote speaker, a past MDRT qualifier, Platinum GAMA winner and a featured marketing columnist in over 12 GAMA International Journals. Bob’s insight and strategies have been published by LIMRA, MDRT, Agent Sales Journal and more. Bob’s Power Recruiting Day® has been employed by over 200 agencies in 2018, with many announcing it as the largest and most impactful recruiting program in over 40 years. Released in 2019, Bob’s current industry book, The Five Secrets to Attracting, Managing and Retaining the Millennial Recruit, is considered the only book that gives managers specific strategies for delivering what Millennials want in a career.

Jim Effner

Jim Effner

P2P Group

Jim Effner is the founder and President of P2P Group, a company specializing in raising the performance of financial advisors.  Jim brings his wealth of experience and his passion for grooming top performers to every audience. After a successful corporate career, he has chosen to give back to his industry with enthusiasm and energy. Jim lives in  Aurora,  Illinois.  He and his wife,  Lynn,  have three children:  Brittney, Brianna, and Bryce.  

Aprille Trupiano

Aprille Trupiano

AT International

Aprille Trupiano International Expert on Business & Leadership, is described by audiences as being bold, straightforward, high energy, vivacious and dedicated. An entrepreneur since the age of 20, Aprille has built highly successful enterprises NINE TIMES over – even growing them from the ground up into healthy $6-figure and $7-figure businesses. She has been in and around the financial services industry for three decades, including holding registered professional licenses in some fields. Aprille lives in the US and Italy, working between her offices in St. Louis, Italy and Switzerland, speaking and providing consulting, training and coaching. She is a member of WIFS (Women in Insurance and Financial Services), WSA (Women Speakers Association) and UnitedSucces.

Michelle Hubert

Michelle Hubert

Farm Bureau

Michelle Hubert is passionate about helping those on her team achieve operational and leadership excellence. She started her career with Farm Bureau in 1990 as a Sales Associate. She quickly became an agent and was distinguished by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals that recognizes the top financial advisors worldwide, as one of the industries leading advisors. She currently sits on the GAMA Membership Committee and serves as a GAMA Foundation Board of Trustee.

John Laurito

John Laurito

Concord Wealth Management

John Laurito, CFP®, ChFC®, CRCP, is a Managing Partner for Concord Wealth Management, the Boston Agency of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Since joining Penn Mutual in 2013, John has lead the agency to more than triple the size and garnering recognition as Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work and Expertise’ Best Financial Advisors in 2017. Penn Mutual recognized the agency’s success with the Excellence Award three consecutive years, along with recognizing two of his front line leaders with Manager of the Year for the last four years.