NAIFA Career Conference & Annual Meeting Oct. 3-5

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Financial services reform on Capitol Hill and the role insurance agents and financial advisors play in helping consumers secure long-range financial security are among the topics to be discussed at the 2015 Career Conference and Annual Meeting of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

The conference and exhibition will be held Oct. 3-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention  Center in New Orleans.

“This is NAIFA’s largest face-to-face gathering, and it draws advisors from every part of the country and every practice specialty,” said NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, CAE. “We have an impressive slate of Main Stage speakers who will offer practical advice and inspiration. Conference workshops drill deeper into what makes insurance agents and advisors successful, providing everything from expert practice-management tips and sales ideas to regulatory updates and product discussions.”

Sessions are organized under topics tailored to the different interests and needs of NAIFA members, including life insurance and annuities, multiline, health and employee benefits, financial advising and investments and sales and marketing. On Monday, Oct. 5, the NAIFA Government Relations Team will provide a briefing on the critical legislative and regulatory challenges facing the industry, including the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rules.

The conference will feature Life Happens’ Real LIFE Stories, which will include a presentation by NAIFA President Juli Y. McNeely, LUTCF, CFP, CLU. Peter C. Browne, LUTCF, co-founder of Price, Raffel & Browne, is the recipient of the 74th annual John Newton Russell Memorial Award. The award is the highest honor accorded by the insurance industry to a living individual who has rendered outstanding services to the institution of life insurance. The conference also will host more than 70 exhibitors that serve all facets of the industry.

Other recognitions:

  • Jennifer Alford is the 2015 Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year
  • Todd W. Johnson will receive the prestigious C. Carney Smith Award in association management.
  • The September 2015 issue of NAIFA’s Advisor Today profiles four outstanding advisors under 40.

 Look for coverage of conference sessions to be posted regularly throughout the conference on the Advisor Today blog and

“Our members join NAIFA because they are committed to their professionalism and dedicated to helping American families and small businesses achieve financial security,” Mayeux said. “The Career Conference is one NAIFA benefit that allows our members to come together with others in your field, as a community, and capitalize on our collective knowledge and experience.”

Press Credentials
Members of the working press can request press credentials by contacting Sheila Owens at or 703-770-8112 or Mark Briscoe at All news media will be asked to show photo identification and current press credentials. Advance notice of attendance is recommended to expedite credentialing, although onsite registration will be available.


NAIFA Officers and Leaders will be available for interviews on industry issues before or during the conference. Please contact Mark Briscoe or Sheila Owens.

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