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2012-05-17 May Event: Business Ownership & Annual Meeting

Once again your NAIFA Seattle/Eastside Programs Committee has prepared another engaging set of speakers for our May Event and Annual Meeting of the year.  Join us at The Golf Club at Newcastle on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am for a fulfilling meeting with your colleagues and our exceptional speakers!    *** NOW WITH ONE (1) HOUR OF WAOIC APPROVED CE CREDIT *** 

As this event is also our association's Annual Meeting, please take a few moments to review Board Nominations and Proposed Bylaws Amendments.

Thursday, May 17, 2012
                    7:30am        Registration & Breakfast
                    8:00am        Program
                      - 11:30am
                    The Golf Club at Newcastle (map)
                    15500 Six Penny Lane
                    Newcastle, WA 98059
                    $15  Members
                    $25  Non-Members / Repeat Guests
                    $-0-  First Time Guests (must attend with a member)

Please call Jenna Olson at (206) 228-9351 with any questions or to make a payment over the phone.


MassMutual Financial Group
"We'll Help You Get There TM"

Sound Financial Group
"Good life for the rest of your life"
Have a business to showcase to our members?  Become an exhibitor!  For more information or to become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact our Treasurer, Michael Staeb (see Leadership page for full contact information).

Ken Evans
Kenneth R. Evans, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

On May 9, 2002, Ken was given the LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by NAIFA Utah and the SFSP Utah. This award is given to the individual who, in the opinion of the Committee, has represented the industry with outstanding service and accomplishment, and who has likewise extended those qualities in personal service in the community. Beginning in 1977, Ken worked with the Principal Financial Group® as an insurance agent for Principal Life Insurance Company and, since 1980, as a Princor Registered Representative for Princor Financial Services Corporation (Princor®).

In 1993-1994, Ken was the "resident financial planning expert" on KSL radio 1160 AM for the "Financial News You Can Use" radio show, a financial planning call-in talk show. From 1995-1998 he was a frequent guest on KSL television's "Utah Business."

Ken has instructed courses in Investments, Retirement Planning, Personal Insurance, Business and Estate Planning, and Financial Planning for financial planners, insurance agents, and CPAs. He has been a frequent speaker throughout Utah and in California. In September 2008, Ken was elected by the 52,000 members of the NAIFA to serve as Trustee, one of ten to serve on the NAIFA Board of Trustees.  Download Ken's full bio at the bottom of this page.

"Dear Defendant: Will Business as Usual Hurt You at  Lawsuit Time?"

Suits against life and accident and health insurance agents and brokers have increased drastically in recent years. The allegations of these suits can be categorized into four main groups:
  • Failure to disclose medical information on the application. 
  • Failure to explain the products sold. 
  • Failure to explain the impact of replacing coverage. 
  • Failure to follow through on requests made by clients or companies. 
Increasingly, agents are viewed as professionals. As a result, the courts have held insurance agents or brokers to an ever-increasing degree of care and skill in the management of customers and company business. Your actions will be evaluated in hindsight by a jury chosen from a society that has a customer-oriented attitude.  Ken will cover best practices to ensure that in your day-to-day business you and your staff will conduct business in a way to protect against future legal liability.

Kirsten Kinnan
Principal Financial Group
John D. Baergen, CFP, CLU
Principal Financial Group

Kirsten is a Regional Vice President – Nonqualified Plans with Principal Financial Group covering Northern Califonia and the Pacific Northwest. Kirsten joined the Principal Financial Group in 2012. She has an extensive background in corproate retirement plans, and providing wholesale support for financial professionals. Kirsten helps financial professionals address the needs of their clients for nonqualified deferred compensation solution.  Kirsten has worked in the financial services industry for 16 years, and specifically 14 years in corporate retirement plans. Kirsten has attained a FINRA series 7 and series 63 licenses as well as holding life insurance licenses.  A west coast native, Kirsten received her undergraduate BA degree from the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

John is Vice President – Executive Benefits Consulting of Principal Financial Group for the Central and Western regions. John has an extensive background in case design, sales engineering, technical specifications, and consulting for non-qualified retirement solutions. With his background and ability to communicate effectively with both financial professionals and clients, John provides invaluable services in our non-qualified efforts.  Prior to joining Principal, John spent eight years with Clark Consulting where he consulted with a wide range of public and private corporations throughout the country on the design of executive benefit programs and the related issues of funding and administration.  Before entering the executive benefits business, John worked with the Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention where he served in several capacities assisting Ministers and other denominational workers with their retirement plans and health and welfare plans.  After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of North Texas, he went on to complete the Certificate Program in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. John has earned his CFP™ certification and CLU designations and is currently pursuing the ChFC designation.
"Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Defined Contribution Plans
WAOIC Approved CE Course #305525 under title "Executive Benefits Excess Plan 1 Hour"

This course is designed to give an overview of non-qualified deferred compensation defined contribution plans (Top-Hat Plans). These are company sponsored benefit plans that provide highly compensated employees the opportunity to defer compensation in excess of qualified retirement plan limits on a pre-tax basis.  This course offers several different options for training and continuing education and will cover; plan benefits and issues to consider for both the plan participant and plan sponsor, plan design characteristics, financing options, necessary plan provider services, and tax considerations for the plan participant and for the plan sponsor.

Ed Lebold
Portland Financial Group

Ed is a Principal of Portland Financial Group and has been practice since 1987.  He has attained MassMutual's Masters Level in disability insurance sales for the past 12 consecutive years.  He currently serves as an Executive Committee Member for the MassMutual Agents Association where he chairs disability income.  His insurance practice focuses on small businesses and dental professionals.  In a prior life Ed was a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield.  He also attended the University of Oregon where he earned his B.A.  He was born in Salem, OR and is married with one son.

"Disability Income Toolkit"

Identifying a DI prospect and developing your DI case.

Exhibitor Package – $400
(Maximum of five for standard events, eight for MDRT Day. Competitors allowed. Available to non-dues-paying members subject to board approval. Discounts available for annual sponsors.)
  • Company name in e-blast announcement and reminders for the event
  • Company name on event webpage during promotion
  • Company name on main webpage while event is featured
  • Display table for your signage and marketing materials during event
  • Complimentary admission to the event for one individual
  • Member rate for up to two additional individuals as guest of the exhibitor
  • Recognition during the program as an exhibitor

Have a business to showcase to our members?  Become an exhibitor!  For more information or to become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact our Treasurer, Michael Staeb (see Leadership page for full contact information).

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