LAMP has a long history of providing top-notch speakers that introduce first-line and front-line leaders to innovative, relevant and forward-thinking strategies, techniques, and tools to help them build their business in the year ahead. All sessions undergo a rigorous peer-vetting process and each speaker must provide an innovative insight into growth and development, a forward-thinking tactical takeaway or a breakthrough trend or tool for action that has been previously tested.
Craig Karges, the “extraordinist,” is an award-winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. Karges has made over four thousand appearances in seventeen countries on four continents and in all fifty states. Craig Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Tables float, minds are read, metal bends and your imagination is challenged because you won’t believe your eyes! Audiences may be mystified when it comes to understanding how Craig Karges accomplishes what he does on stage but his popularity is no mystery at all.
CEO at GAMA International
Godsman joined GAMA International 16 years ago, where she rose through the ranks to become vice president for corporate and business development. In this role, she oversaw all revenue departments at the association, including Membership, LAMP, Communications and PMG Corporate Relations. Since her promotion to that position in 2012, GAMA has seen dramatic growth in revenue, membership, membership retention and LAMP attendance. In June 2014, Godsman took the helm as GAMA’s first, and youngest, female CEO.
AXA / GAMA International
Chris Noonan has dedicated his entire career to the Financial Services industry, choosing and maintaining his employment with AXA Advisors. After graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing he joined AXA Advisors in 1987. Chris’ diligent work and dedication has led to numerous personal awards including Branch Manager Honoree by WallStreetJobs.com. He was most recently awarded the Leadership Excellence Award by LEAD 2016; an organization that assembles some of the world’s top leaders that inspire others with simple stories, encouraging them to take everyday leadership actions to create a better world.
Multimedia Artist & Speaker
Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People”, Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator — at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his metaart, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result.
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.
Maddock Douglas, Inc.
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.
Ande began working in the financial industry over twenty-four years ago as a Financial Strategist, specializing in personal finance and wealth building for individuals and business owners. Her skills led her to become a prominent speaker and thought leader in the financial services industry; having coached and developed thousands of financial professionals. After serving in various leadership positions throughout the financial services industry, including running a multi-million dollar fintech company, Ande felt it was time to do something that would make a profound difference in bridging the confidence gap between women and their money.
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Scott Stice was named Chief Marketing Officer of FBL Financial Group, Inc. in June 2013. Stice has overall responsibility for sales, marketing and distribution for the company’s brand, Farm Bureau Financial Services, and its multiline exclusive agency force. Prior to joining FBL, Stice was senior vice president and head of field strategy and execution at Farmers Insurance. Stice began his insurance career with Farmers as an exclusive agent in 1990, and held various agency, marketing and field operations positions. Stice holds a BS in Business Management and Administration from the University of Redlands, and he earned an MBA from Pepperdine University. Stice serves on the board of directors and the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association of Central Iowa.
Timothy J. Maguire, CFP, CLU
Karr Barth Associates
As Chairman of Karr Barth Associates, Tim manages more than 350 financial professionals and maintains a growing client practice. He works with a dedicated team of professional advisors and staff in the industry to serve over 120,000 households and businesses throughout the tri-state area. With assets under management topping 8 billion, as well as 29 billion of life insurance in force, they are monikers of integrity when it comes to serving their client’s needs.
Sandy Eichel is a professional speaker, a financial advisor and a diversity and inclusion consultant. Sandy has shared her story of finding authenticity at corporate functions, various conferences, and diversity summits around the country. She is passionate about changing the culture of financial services to be more inclusive of women, people of color and the LGBT community. Her practice focuses on helping clients from diverse backgrounds balance a solid financial future with having more fun in their lives. Sandy has been featured in magazines and articles including the Wall Street Journal in November of 2017. Sandy’s passion for raising money for charities lead her to create a non profit initiative that benefits under privileged elementary students in the Madison, WI area called Joyful Futures Through Music, in honor of her mother. She also performs with her band that raises money for charities, One Note and the Rhino. Sandy lives with her wife Nancy, their 3 cats and their dog, Tilda.
H. Adam Holt
H. Adam Holt has been a financial advisor for over 20 years, during which time he has helped build and manage his wealth management firm to over $1B in assets under management. Adam is known for his early adoption of technology to build trend-setting client experiences. This mindset let him to found Asset-Map, LLC, a fintech firm dedicated to creating engaging visual communication tools used throughout the customer and advisor journey. Adam obtained his Bachelors of Science in Economics and Environmental Planning from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, an MBA from Drexel University, and a Certificate in Retirement Planning from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Adam also attended the American College where he earned his Chartered Financial Consultant® designation.