Eric Priamo

Approximate age: 29
Organization: Nautilus Group
Location: Dallas
Role: Business valuation consultant

Holds the Certified Valuation Analyst professional designation. Has helped the Lightening Alliance Development Corp., a North Texas nonprofit that serves at-risk young adults, with developing its business plan and budget.

Channing Ruff

Approximate age: 24
Organization: American Council of Life Insurers
Location: Washington
Role: Legislative analyst

Has been an intern at the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Legislative Affairs.

Adam Sabzevari

Approximate age: 28
Organization: New York Life
Location: New York
Role: Senior actuarial associate

Holds the Associate of the Society of Actuaries, Member of the Academy of Actuaries and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst professional designations.

Rachel Schiller

Approximate age: 28
Organization: Morgan Stanley
Location: Morristown, New Jersey
Role: Financial advisor

Is a member of the Morristown Rotary and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.

Jordan Schmidt

Approximate age: 27
Organization: Schmidt Financial Group
Location: Northbrook, Illinois
Role: Partner

Is a member of the Teen Living Programs associate board.


Roy Thomas Snarr

Approximate age: 29
Organization: Snarr Financial & Insurance Services
Location: Austin, Texas
Role: Founder

Is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Holds the Life and Annuity Certified Professionals professional designation.

Bethany Spooner

Approximate age: 26
Organization: National Guardian Life Insurance Company
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Role: Marketing forms and implementation specialist

Has been a guide dog puppy raiser.

Patrick Thompson

Approximate age: 29
Organization: Midnight Financial Group
Location: Matthews, North Carolina
Role: Life premium finance account manager

Played Division I soccer at Hartwick College. Has worked as a trader of agricultural commodities.

Brandon Tutak

Approximate age: 25
Organization: Schechter Wealth
Location: Birmingham, Michigan
Role: Investment analyst

Is pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation.

Christian Varga

Approximate age: 26
Organization: Wholehan Marketing
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Role: Annuity sales specialist

Is a youth group leader at his church.


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

Here’s the third and final part of our 2018 “30 Under 30″ feature.

In the past, we relied mainly on a nomination campaign to find 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 came up with the candidate list using proprietary search methods that favored candidates who have a strong presence on the web.

To repeat what we’ve been saying for the past two weeks: 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 are fighting to create 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, and the second Sept. 24.

— Read The Oldest Members of Generation Z Are Now About 20on ThinkAdvisor.

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