Insurance executive profiled in new book
“Above and Beyond the Glass Ceiling” (Creative Classic Publications) is a new book by author Michael Caldwell (“The Wizards: Millionaire Magicians of the Vancouver Stock Market”) that details the rise of 25 female business entrepreneurs. Its subjects include Susan L. Combs, founder and president of Combs & Company, a full service New York City insurance brokerage firm. “More than anything, these stories should prove to any woman who wants to start her own venture that it can be done,” Combs says. “What all these stories have in common is perseverance. Even the women who are known to everyone now had to start at the beginning and work their way to the top.” The book is available through amazon.com.
LIMRA honors its top 25 Rising Stars of Innovation Under 40
LIMRA recently announced the winners of its contest to recognize the top 25 Rising Stars of Innovation under 40 in the financial services industry. Click here to view a complete list of the winners and read excerpts from their nominations. In a prepared statement about these Rising Stars, Robert Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA LOMA and LL Global said: “Shifting demographics, evolving technology and changing regulation are altering the world we live in. To remain relevant into today’s market, companies must adapt their current business practices and adopt new ones… We are pleased to recognize 25 rising stars of innovation who have demonstrated a capacity to look at business challenges through a new lens and implement new and creative strategies to tackle them. These young professionals represent LIMRA member companies of all sizes across the globe. We are delighted to celebrate their accomplishments and celebrate their successes.”
The Woodlands Financial Group marks 15 years
The Woodlands Financial Group in Texas is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with top industry rankings and the launch of a new national insurance company, Gordy Bunch, founder, president, and CEO, announced Monday. Bunch founded his business just days before 9/11. “It was the worst possible market condition to start any business,” he said in a statement about his business milestone, “but I believed I had developed a unique product and business model that had the potential to turn the insurance industry on its head.” By 2015, TWFG recorded more than $400,000,000 in written premiums, and had grown to 334 branches in 17 states. For more information, visit twfg.com.
Hearsay Social releases powerful client management platform
Hearsay Social, Inc. has launched Hearsay 360, a multi-functional client engagement platform that enables financial advisors and insurance agents to communicate with clients across all digital channels including social media, websites, email and text messaging. According to platform creators, by removing the compliance and usability barriers that prevent many advisors from communicating with clients on digital channels, Hearsay 360 provides insurance and finance professionals with more time to prospecting and relationship-building. Click here to read more about Hearsay 360.
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