Meet our Contributors

These are the people who are making it happen every day and bringing it to Agency Nation.
Aaron Lesher

Aaron Lesher

Aaron is a licensed CPA and is the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Hurdlr.

Adam Sapic

Adam Sapic

Adam is Digital Marketing Strategist at UNIMETRICS, a digital marketing agency helping progressive businesses increase website performance, improve client experiences and obtain a competitive advantage.

Adam Sheridan

Adam Sheridan

Adam is a Commercial Account Executive for Reed Brothers Insurance Services, Inc.

Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders

Amy is Senior Account Executive at TrustedChoice.com

Ashley Fitzsimmons

Ashley Fitzsimmons

Ashley is a licensed insurance agent and Customer Experience Manager at Ohio Insurance Agents Association. She has also been a panelist at Agency Nation Elevate.

Aubie Knight

Aubie Knight

Aubie is the CEO of Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina as well as a current member of the Board of Directors for TrustedChoice.com, National Alliance for Insurance Education, and serves as President of the Independent Agents Association Executives. He has been a regular contributor to Agency Nation and Elevate.

Avery Moore

Avery Moore

Avery is a Risk Management Consultant for ECI Insurance and has been a panelist at Agency Nation Elevate.

Beverly Connelly

Beverly Connelly

Beverly is a Marketing, Branding and Creative Director for Beverly Connelly Marketing and Design.

Billy Williams

Billy Williams

Dr. Billy R Williams is the founder and president of Inspire a Nation Business Mentoring Services and CEO of the Williams Family Investment Group. Billy has also presented multiple times at Agency Nation Elevate.

Boyd McGehee

Boyd McGehee

Boyd is CEO of Talladega Insurance Agency, the nation’s third oldest insurance agency.

Brent Kelly

Brent Kelly

Brent is Vice President of insurance agency consulting firm, Sitkins Group. He has contributed numerous articles to Agency Nation and has spoken at Elevate.

Carl Maerz

Carl Maerz

Carl is co-founder of Rocket Referrals and has participated in Agency Nation Elevate.

Carol Lynn Rivera

Carol Lynn Rivera

Carol is CEO of Podcaster's Toolbox, a podcasting tool that helps you plan, produce and promote your podcast by simplifying and automating many of the repetitive tasks that you do every day.

Cassidy Smirnow

Cassidy Smirnow

Cassidy is Chief Customer Officer for Vertafore.

Chip Bacciocco

Chip Bacciocco

Chip is CEO of Agency Nation / TrustedChoice.com, the nation's fastest growing online marketing platform for independent insurance agencies and IA insurance companies.

Chris Langille

Chris Langille

Chris is the founder of Advisor Evolved, a web development and marketing company. Chris has also spoken at Agency Nation Elevate.

Dan Herman

Dan Herman

Dan is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EZregister, an online event registration and management service.

Dani Kimble

Dani Kimble

Dani is CMO for The O'Neill Group and has spoken at Agency Nation Elevate.

Denise Garth

Denise Garth

Denise Garth is Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing responsible for leading marketing, industry relations and innovation in support of Majesco’s client centric strategy.

Dshanya Reese

Dshanya Reese

Dshanya is the Brand Marketing Manager for Watkins Insurance Group out of Austin Texas. She has appeared on Agency Nation Radio and contributed articles to Agency Nation.

Eric Narcisco

Eric Narcisco

Eric is Founder & CEO of Effective Coverage, a company whose mission is to educate property owners about the value of renters insurance.

Erin Nutting

Erin Nutting

Erin is an Agency Owner in Arizona and is a regular contributor to Agency Nation, including speaking at Elevate.

Ewa Telenga

Ewa Telenga

Ewa is Agency Solutions Advisor at Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc.

Frank Medina

Frank Medina

Frank is owner of Frank Medina Insurance as well as founder of Insurance Agent Near Me.

Grant Botma

Grant Botma

Grant Botma is the founder of Stewardship, recognized as the “Broker of the Year” in Arizona, and Stewardship is an Inc. 5,000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America. Grant has also appeared on Agency Nation Radio and presented at Elevate.

Jason Hulott

Jason Hulott

Jason is Director of Speedie Consultants Limited, an inbound content marketing and SEO digital agency for insurance, finance and fintech companies.

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas

Jeff is the owner of jeffbullas.com. Forbes calls him a top influencer of Chief Marketing Officers and the world's top social marketing talent.

Jeff Teschke

Jeff Teschke

Jeff is founder and CEO of Forge3, an agency specializing in insurance websites and digital marketing. Jeff has participated in Agency Nation Elevate for several years.

Jeremiah Desmarais

Jeremiah Desmarais

Jeremiah is a 23-time award-winning financial marketer, TED Speaker and philanthropist that has been featured on Forbes and CNN.

Joey Giangola

Joey Giangola

Joey has been a major contributor to Agency Nation and has served as managing editor. He is also the host of the Insurance in Your Words podcast and has hosted at Agency Nation Elevate.

John Bachmann

John Bachmann

John is RVP of Business Development for SocialSurvey.

Josh Berg

Josh Berg

Josh is co-owner of Blue Lion Insurance Partners and host of the BLIP Insurance Podcast.

Josh Monen

Josh Monen

Josh is a copywriter & marketer who specializes in financial services.

Kelly Donahue-Piro

Kelly Donahue-Piro

Kelly is President at consulting firm, Agency Performance Partners. She has been a long-time contributor to Agency Nation and Elevate.

Kevin Sloan

Kevin Sloan

Kevin is the Demand Generation Marketing Manager at Ooma, a company that creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers.

KJ Prince

KJ Prince

KJ is a technical marketer, web developer, and entrepreneur that helps businesses increase sales using online marketing strategies.

Landon Bentham

Landon Bentham

Landon is an independent insurance agent at Callahan & Rice and a major contributor to Agency Nation. He is currently serving as moderator for Agency Nation's Facebook group.

Leah Bowling

Leah Bowling

Leah is the VP of Insurance and Healthcare at Hitachi Solutions and provides sales and industry leadership as a Microsoft Cloud, Dynamics 365 and CRM subject matter expert.

Liberty Mutual | Safeco

Liberty Mutual | Safeco

We exist to help independent agents succeed. On Agent for the Future™, we share actionable insights, practical advice and agency success stories to help agents thrive today and evolve to take advantage of new opportunities in the future.

Luis Pino

Luis Pino

Luis is CEO & Founder at Agentero, a complete solution to grow your independent insurance agency.

Marty Agather

Marty Agather

Marty is a speaker, author and long time contributor to Agency Nation.

Matt Nickerson

Matt Nickerson

Matt is President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Retail Markets East Region (Asia) for Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Mike Crowley

Mike Crowley

Mike is Vice President at Crowley Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mike Demko

Mike Demko

Mike is founder of My Insurance Videos, a "done for you" video platform that helps agents/CSRs to sell more.

Nyssa Lieder

Nyssa Lieder

Nyssa is an SEO ninja for TrustedChoice.com, serving as their Director of Consumer Marketing. She is featured in several training courses on Agency Nation.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Paul is Academic Director at The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and has authored many articles on Agency Nation.

Reade Milner

Reade Milner

Reade is a marketing coach for salespeople and small business owners.

Rob McCarthy

Rob McCarthy

Rob is a Contractors Insurance Broker with GRBM Insurance, a family owned and operated independent insurance agency located in Brewster, NY.

Ryan Hanley

Ryan Hanley

As former CMO for Agency Nation, Ryan has written dozens of articles, produced training videos and served as host for past Agency Nation Elevate conferences.

Ryan Swalve

Ryan Swalve

Ryan is co-founder of Coverage Direct, an innovative regional independent insurance brokerage serving Iowa and surrounding states.

Spot On Insurance

Spot On Insurance

From Arleen and Ted Taveras the founders of Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc. (ILSA) comes Spot On Insurance, a weekly podcast shedding light on all matters pertaining to the industry.

Stacy Stevens

Stacy Stevens

Stacy has been a major contributor to Agency Nation, serving as Vice President of Marketing at Agency Nation for several years.

Stuart Ganis

Stuart Ganis

Stuart is SVP, Sales and Business Development at Insurance Technologies Corporation.

Sydney Roe

Sydney Roe

Syd has developed dozens of training videos and content for Agency Nation. She has also spoken and served as host for past Agency Nation Elevate conferences.

Thad Bauer

Thad Bauer

Thad is Vice President and General Manager at IVANS Insurance Solutions, a Division of Applied Systems, Inc.

Todd Sorrel

Todd Sorrel

Todd is co-founded of ePayPolicy, a digital payment collection solution for the insurance industry. ePayPolicy has participated in many Elevate conferences.

Vinay Murthy

Vinay Murthy

Vinay is Head of Strategic Partnerships for 8x8 cloud solutions.

Zachary Emly

Zachary Emly

Zachary is an instructor and consultant at inBuzz Group, helping insurance agents learn and implement marketing in a realistic way.