Rising Stars

LIMRA Announces 2019's Rising Stars of Distribution under 40

Making a difference in shaping  the future of the industry

WINDSOR, Conn., April 2, 2019 – LIMRA today announced the 10 winners of its 2019 contest to recognize Rising Stars of Distribution under 40 in the financial services industry. The contest searched for innovative and dedicated individuals who are making a difference in Distribution.

“These ambitious young distribution leaders are vital to the industry and will help shape the future of distribution in the years to come. Their skills and dedication are essential for organizations to be able to keep pace today and be able to compete in the future,” said Sean O’Donnell, vice president, member relations and consulting. “We are excited to celebrate the successes of these young professionals.”

The winners will be honored at a reception during LIMRA’s Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 27-29, 2019, in Boston. To learn more about the conference, please visit: www.limra.com/annual/

To view the winners and read excerpts from their nominations, please visit: 2019’s Rising Stars in Distribution

Congratulations To All Of You

Katie Comer

Director of Specialty Markets

Lincoln Financial Group

Michael Crispi

Regional Broker Manager, Northeast

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company

Jesse Kohlbecker

Director of Agency Recruiting & Development

COUNTRY Financial

Leon Kruger

Sales Manager

Sanlam Sky Ltd

Lindsey Louis

Tools & Technology Leader, Sales

Combined Insurance, A Chubb Company

Sipho Mncwabe

Regional General Manager

Sanlam Sky Ltd

Christopher Neumann

Sales Director, Head of Sales – Preferred Client Partners Group

AXA Equitable

Cole Schiffler

DRM Sales Enablement

Allianz Life Financial Services

Sarah Vita

Senior Director, Sales Support

AXA Equitable

Paul Waldeier

Regional Vice President, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Distribution

Lincoln Financial Group