Meet our Contributors
These are the people who are making it happen every day and bringing it to Agency Nation.
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 is a Commercial Account Executive for Reed Brothers Insurance Services, Inc.
Agency Nation Radio is the official podcast of Agency Nation, featuring interviews and insights from the voices of the insurance Nation.
Alice Stevens has managed the health and life insurance content for Best Company since 2018.
Jared is Managing Partner at ALLCHOICE Insurance.
Amy is Senior Account Executive at TrustedChoice.com
Arleen is co-founder of two highly successful ventures: Insurance Licensing Services of America and Spot On Insurance.
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 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 is a Risk Management Consultant for ECI Insurance and has been a panelist at Agency Nation Elevate.
Ben is the President of Your Brand Marketing, an internal communications consultancy focusing on developing leaders, engaging, retaining and growing employees and developing champions for your brand.
Beth is CEO of Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm.
Beverly is a Marketing, Branding and Creative Director for Beverly Connelly Marketing and Design.
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 is CEO of Talladega Insurance Agency, the nation’s third oldest insurance agency.
Brent is Vice President of insurance agency consulting firm, Sitkins Group. He has contributed numerous articles to Agency Nation and has spoken at Elevate.
Brian is the founder of Insurance Growth Marketing, and is committed to helping insurance professionals scale their business through digital marketing efforts.
Brian Wood is Vice President of Data Products Group for Applied Systems, developing innovative and data driven applications, tools and services for the insurance industry.
Carey Anne Nadeau is the Founder and CEO of Ometry.
Carey leads IntellAgents, a data analytics company, focused on bringing actionable insights to Independent Agents.
Carl is co-founder of Rocket Referrals and has participated in Agency Nation Elevate.
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 is Chief Customer Officer for Vertafore.
Cathy is the Vice President, Small Commercial Sales and Distribution for Nationwide.
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 is the founder of Community First Agency in Alabama and is "The Flood Insurance Guru." He has spoken at past Elevate conferences.
Chris is the founder of Advisor Evolved, a web development and marketing company. Chris has also spoken at Agency Nation Elevate.
Christian Moore is the founder of REAL insurance Agency in Lexington, KY.
Chris Paradiso is an independent agent and owner of Paradiso Insurance.
COACH BURT HAS A SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY Coach Micheal Burt is considered “America’s Coach,” a unique blend of a former championship basketball coach combined with a deep methodology of inner-engineering people to produce at a higher level in the business world. Coach Burt found his unique voice early in life at the age of 15 by starting his basketball coaching career with a junior pro basketball team. Coach now coaches 1,000s of leaders across the country with strong, prey-drive tactics and core Christian values. He's a published author, speaker, and mentor to many around the country. And for fun, he likes to work.
Cody Askins is the founder and owner of Secure Agent Leads, 8% Nation Insurance Wealth Conference, Cody Askins Insurance Training & co-owner of Secure Agent Marketing.
Dan is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EZregister, an online event registration and management service.
Dani is CMO for The O'Neill Group and has spoken at Agency Nation Elevate.
David is the principal of Florida Risk Partners, Founder of Killing Commercial Insurance Training and co-host of the Power Producers Podcast.
Dave is Chief Technology Officer for Fudge Insurance.
David Duford owns DavidDuford.com, a virtual insurance agency helping new and experienced agents nationally become top producers.
Debbie is the host of The Business of Insurance podcast, facilitates CEO roundtables and is a regular speaker for organizations and associations on business and marketing.
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 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.
Elaine works with Insurance Licensing Services of America's Marketing Team and writes extensively on trends in the insurance industry, technology and cybersecurity, and leadership and professional development.
Eric is SVP Americas at Novidea with over two decades of technology startup and venture capital experience.
Eric is Founder & CEO of Effective Coverage, a company whose mission is to educate property owners about the value of renters insurance.
Erin is an Agency Owner in Arizona and is a regular contributor to Agency Nation, including speaking at Elevate.
Ewa is Agency Solutions Advisor at Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc.
Frank is owner of Frank Medina Insurance as well as founder of Insurance Agent Near Me.
George is a leading authority on insurance automation and technology.
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.
Ido Deutsch is an entrepreneur, growth hacker and insurance enthusiast.
Jason is Director of Speedie Consultants Limited, an inbound content marketing and SEO digital agency for insurance, finance and fintech companies.
Jason is the founder of DAIS Technology.
Jason Walker is the CEO of Agency Insurtech, a company built to connect insurance professionals and technologists while advancing independent insurance agencies.
Jeff Rommel is Senior Vice President of Nationwide Property and Casualty Sales and Distribution.
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.
Jenny, owner of The Crestwood Agency, is not your typical agent.
Jeremiah is a 23-time award-winning financial marketer, TED Speaker and philanthropist that has been featured on Forbes and CNN.
Jessica is a writer and communicator with Progressive’s Commercial Lines group.
Joe Hollier is a 14 year veteran of the insurance industry and host of the Insurance Scramble.
Joey is ECommerce Director of Marketing at Risk Placement Services, Inc. and has been a major contributor to Agency Nation.
John is RVP of Business Development for SocialSurvey.
Josh is co-owner of Blue Lion Insurance Partners and host of the BLIP Insurance Podcast.
Josh is a copywriter & marketer who specializes in financial services.
Justin Goodman is the president of Total CSR and the president of Goodman Insurance.
Keagan is an innovator for insurance agents and carriers and CEO of BriteBee.
Kelly is President at consulting firm, Agency Performance Partners. She has been a long-time contributor to Agency Nation and Elevate.
Kevin is the Demand Generation Marketing Manager at Ooma, a company that creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers.
Kirsten is an expert in cybersecurity with over 25 years of experience in risk intelligence, information management, and policy expertise across a variety of sectors.
KJ is a technical marketer, web developer, and entrepreneur that helps businesses increase sales using online marketing strategies.
Kristin Hackney is Executive Vice President of Customer Experience for Applied Systems.
Landon is an independent insurance agent at Callahan & Rice and a major contributor to Agency Nation.
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.
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Linda is the Vice President of Nationwide’s Middle Market Commercial team for Property and Casualty.
Liri Co-Founded LeO in 2016, and it has emerged as a fast growing insurtech.
Luis is CEO & Founder at Agentero, a complete solution to grow your independent insurance agency.
Marty has been speaking and writing about the intersection of technology and insurance for over 20 years.
Matt is President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Retail Markets East Region (Asia) for Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Melissa Jones is the executive vice president, chief human resources officer at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer.
Mernice is the President and Head Coach of Mernice Oliver International, LLC, a coaching & consulting firm helping women insurance entrepreneurs launch, build, grow and scale thriving insurance agencies.
Mike is Vice President at Crowley Insurance Agency, Inc.
Mike is founder of My Insurance Videos, a "done for you" video platform that helps agents/CSRs to sell more.
Molly is a digital strategist who specializes in creating authentic Facebook video content and leveraging Bots to skyrocket sales.
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.
Olivia is Director of Marketing and Communications for Total CSR.
Paul is Academic Director at The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and has authored many articles on Agency Nation.
Peter is co-founder of Chromium, a San Francisco-based brand strategy firm with a specialty in financial services. He's also spoken at Elevate.
Reade is a marketing coach for salespeople and small business owners.
Reid is Vice President CRM Solutions for Applied Systems.
Rob is a Contractors Insurance Broker with GRBM Insurance, a family owned and operated independent insurance agency located in Brewster, NY.
Ron is Executive Director of ACT, Agents Council for Technology for IIABA and a repeat participant at Agency Nation Elevate.
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 is co-founder of Coverage Direct, an innovative regional independent insurance brokerage serving Iowa and surrounding states.
Scott is owner of iPROTECT Insurance & Financial Services and host of The Insurance Guys Podcast.
Selective Insurance offers primary & alternative market insurance for commercial & personal customers and flood through the National Flood Insurance Program.
Shelley is President, P&C Personal Lines at Nationwide.
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 has been a major contributor to Agency Nation, serving as Vice President of Marketing at Agency Nation for several years.
Stephen is managing partner at Insurance Solutions Group.
Stuart is SVP, Sales and Business Development at Insurance Technologies Corporation.
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.
Ted is Co-Founder & COO of Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc. and Co-Founder & Co-Host of Spot On Insurance.
Terri is the Chief Insurance Executive at Thimble Insurance.
Thad is Vice President and General Manager at IVANS Insurance Solutions, a Division of Applied Systems, Inc.
The Insurance Guys is a podcast made and dedicated to agents by agents, hosted by Scott Howell and Bradley Flowers.
Katelyn Noschese and Abigayle Brown are hosts of the Risk Chicks podcast.
Todd is co-founded of ePayPolicy, a digital payment collection solution for the insurance industry. ePayPolicy has participated in many Elevate conferences.
Tyler Asher is president of Independent Agent Distribution at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Vinay is Head of Strategic Partnerships for 8x8 cloud solutions.
Viveka von Rosen is a Cofounder and the Chief Visibility Officer of Vengreso, the world’s largest digital sales transformation company.
Zachary is an instructor and consultant at inBuzz Group, helping insurance agents learn and implement marketing in a realistic way.