Deep Dive

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

H.E. Dr. Aprille Trupiano, is described by audiences as being bold, straightforward and high energy. As CEO of AT International, she and her team teach Financial Services Professionals how to be the CEO of their business so they can play more, spend more time with family and STILL make money at the office. Dr. Aprille has been in and around the financial services industry for over three decades, having held registered professional licenses, and draws on her experience of building highly successful businesses nine times over. She lives in the US and Italy, working between her offices in Missouri, Italy & Switzerland, speaking, training, consulting and coaching. Dr. Aprille is a member of GAMA, WIFS, WSA & UnitedSucces. She is an Ambassador at Large for the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations and serves as a National Team Lead for Mentorship Program at WIFS.

Michelle Hubert

Michelle Hubert

Farm Bureau

Michelle Hubert, LUTCF, CLF is Regional Vice President with Farm Bureau Financial Services and partner of Freedom Impact Group. With over 27 years in the financial services industry, Michelle has developed a passion for professional development which has positioned her to help those she serves to attain operational and leadership excellence. She currently leads a team of 12 Agency Managers, 275 Agents and over 300 Sales Associates. In addition to promoting leadership within her organization, Michelle is a long-term member of NAIFA and GAMA and currently serves on the Board for GAMA International. She has earned an IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is certified as a coach and speaker with The John Maxwell Team.

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.

Athan Vorilas

Athan Vorilas

Lighthouse Financial Network

Athan Vorilas has been the president/managing partner of Lighthouse Financial Network, LLC since 2008, and he and his firm have been highly recognized throughout his career. His passion for helping other financial professionals grow their practice is a critical part of his core values. Athan has been a featured speaker both domestically and internationally and was instrumental in establishing “GAMA Hellas” as the first European chapter for GAMA International. He is a passionate advocate for the value of the GAMA Foundation’s research, and its ability to move field leaders and their organizations into the future.

Stephanie Rivas

Stephanie Rivas

Prudential

Stephanie has been with Prudential for 19 years and is a 3rd generation Prudential employee- both her Father and Grandfather worked for Prudential in the field, as well as her step-mother who was on the Operations staff for almost 20 years. Stephanie’s spends her free time snowboarding, running, paddle boarding and spending time with her family at the beach. Stephanie is originally from San Diego, CA, but currently lives in Oxford CT with her Husband Joe and children Ethan (8) and Laila (6). Stephanie’s husband designs submarines for the Navy in Groton, CT.

Travis Hart

Travis Hart

Pacific Advisors

Travis Hart is a Managing Partner with Pacific Advisors. Travis overseas Career Distribution including attracting new talent and the strategic direction of the firm’s field force and management team. Travis produced a proven track record of industry accomplishments. He quickly became a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and received a number of other industry and community awards. Travis eventually assumed a leadership role and achieved multiple management accolades. In 2007, Travis opened a new location and focused on building a production and sales team in Southern California. He relocated to Northern California and became a Managing Partner for Pacific Advisors.