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September Kick-Off CORE Event & Social

September 18 - Ballard Bay Club - 1:30pm to 5:30pm

This event will include the two great speakers below!  And the last hour of this event will include a networking opportunity over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails (beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages available as well).  The venue will give us a wonderful afternoon looking out over Puget Sound as the sun sets on the water!

Christopher Burgess

Christopher Burgess, CEO and co-founder of Prevendra will be a featured speaker at our September kick-off event. Christopher is the author of the book "Senior Online Safety" and has also authored a number of other books and articles. Christopher spent over 30 years within the Central Intelligence Agency. During this time he lived in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Europe and Latin America where he developed a deep understanding of the people, culture, and business practices in these respective areas. Christopher is now a speaker, author, advisor, and advocate for effective security strategies. We are excited that he will be with us to kick-off a new NAIFA year. Register online today for this event!

Connie Kadansky

Connie Kadansky is a sales coach, trainer, and speaker specializing in helping people overcome Sales Call Reluctance. She works with many different companies, from entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 companies both nationally and internationally. Connie describes Sales Call Reluctance as simply a hesitation to prospect and self promote. She has a proven track record of showing salespeople how to overcome these fears and blocks, consistently prospect, sell effectively, and ultimately make more money. We are beyond pleased to have Connie as a speaker at our September 18th event!

NAIFA Seattle/Eastside Event Calendar


For these 2014-15 events.  Check back later for information on these and other upcoming events.  Times and locations are tentative.
  • September 18, 1:30pm to 5:30pm 
    • Kick-Off CORE Event & Social 
    • Ballard Bay Club (Ballard)
  • October 16, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
    • NAIFA Social: TBA
    • Location TBD
  • November 20, 7:30am to 11:30am 
    • CORE Event 
    • Master Builders (Bellevue) 
  • December 11, 4:30pm to 6:30pm 
    • NAIFA Social: Holiday Mixer 
    • Ricardo’s (Factoria) 
  • February 19, 4:30pm to 6:30pm 
    • NAIFA Social: Bocce Ball 
    • Von Trapps’ (Seattle) 
  • March 19, 7:30am to 3:00pm 
    • Million Dollar Idea Day 
    • Maggiano’s (Bellevue) 
  • April 16, 4:30pm to 6:30pm 
    • NAIFA Social: Poker Tournament 
    • Wilde Rover (Kirkland) 
  • May 21, 1:30pm to 5:30pm 
    • CORE Event & Social 
    • Westward (Lake Union)

News & Announcements

New Leadership Elected

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


During the annual meeting, members present at the NAIFA Washington State Convention elected a the Board of Directors for the coming year.  These officers and their board officially take office on July 1, 2014.  Congratulations ladies & gentlemen!

  • Michael C. Staeb, Staeb Brokerage
    • President
  • Alexander Collins, CFP, ChFC, Sound Financial Group
    • President-Elect
  • John B. Nichols, Nichols CO
    • Secretary/Treasurer Pro-Tempore
    • Immediate Past President
  • Scott Fowler, dibroker
    • National Committeeperson
See the Leadership page for full details on your NAIFA Seattle/Eastside Board of Directors.

Welcome to our newest members!

Mark Bergeron
Adviser Source

Gary Franke
Achieve Alpha Insurance

Andrew Skullerud
New York Life

Belen Castellano
New York Life

Kenneth Jenson
Adams Insurance Agency

Anthony Gian

Robert Stankey