Kevin Fox

Approximate age: 29
Organization: Capstone Group
Location: North Wales, Pennsylvania
Role: Managing partner

Supports many charities, including Coaches vs. Cancer.

Sehij Gahunia

Approximate age: 26
Organization: LogiQ
Location: Toronto
Role: Reinsurance analyst

Has worked as a voter registration officer, and as a poll clerk.

Claire Gallagher

Approximate age: 29
Organization: Empire Wealth Strategies
Location: New York
Role: Financial architect

Specializes in helping Irish-Americans and participants in the construction industry with retirement planning and business planning.

Morgan Gutierrez

Approximate age: 29
Organization: Nationwide Insurance
Location: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Role: Life underwriter specialist

Interested in LOMA.

Alex House

Approximate age: 29
Organization: Impact Partnership
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Role: Marketing director

Helps advisors find people who need them.


Hal Levy

Approximate age: 29
Location: New York
Role: Content manager

Has a degree in human rights from Columbia University.

Eric Mechler

Approximate age: 28
Organization: Barnum Financial Group
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut
Role: Financial advisor

Has already obtained the Retirement Income Certified Professional and Accredited Investment Fiduciary designations. Volunteers for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Foundation for Life.

John Navage Jr.

Approximate age: 29
Organization: The Navage Insurance Group
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Role: President

Pitched baseball at the NCAA Division I level in college, at Western Michigan University.

Sam Odishoo

Approximate age: 27
Organization: Employee Benefit Consulting Group LLC
Location: Deerfield, Illinois
Role: Benefits consultant

Served on a mission in Liberia. He is already sharing what he knows about benefits by blogging for ThinkAdvisor Life/Health.

David Olejnik

Approximate age: 28
Organization: Perler Wealth
Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Role: Financial planner

Holds the Certified Financial Planner designation; is studying for t he Chartered Life Underwriter designation.


(Related: 30 Life and Health Professionals Under 30: Part 1)

Here’s the second part of our 2018 “30 Under 30″ feature.

In the past, we relied mainly on a nomination campaign to round up the 30 Under 30 candidates.

For the latest version, we conducted our own search for people under 30 who have been working as life agents, health agents, annuity advisors, home office staffers, and professionals in closely related fields, such as life insurance law and life and health policy advocacy.

We developed the candidate list using proprietary search methods that favored candidates who have a strong presence on the web.

To repeat what we said last week: We’re not trying to identify the “best young life and health professionals.” The last thing we think members of Generation Standardized Test need is another assessment process. We do think this list can give readers an interesting look at the people who will be the industry’s future.

We relied entirely on public information to create this list, and we based the ages given here mainly on estimates, based on high school or college graduation dates. Some people here may be 30, or a little older.

Some of the people listed here are really property-casualty agents who happen to be licensed to sell life insurance, because, these days, that appears to be how many young life agents are coming in to the sector.

We ran the first batch of entries Sept. 17. The third and final batch will appear Oct. 1.

— Read 30 Life and Health Professionals Under 30: Part 2on ThinkAdvisor.

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