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Duane Zappitelli Elected to the Board

Duane Zappitelli, Vice President, Sales and Distribution

FaithLife Financial, Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Duane Zappitelli is the Vice President, Sales and Distribution for FaithLife Financial.  In his role, Duane is responsible for all Career Channel and Broker Channel sales and distribution in Canada.  Since beginning his career as a Financial Advisor in 1998, Duane has had a passion for helping prospects, clients and members to achieve their financial dreams.  Whether it is ensuring people can retire on their terms or protecting standards of living for families in the event of a premature death, he sees no industry more noble than the life insurance industry.  Throughout his career, Duane has held several Field and Home Office roles which include Financial Advisor, Recruiting Manager, Financial Centre Manager, Regional Vice President and Strategic Growth Leader.  In his current role, he enjoys spending time in the field to live what FaithLife’s Financial Representatives live every day and taking that knowledge back to Home Office to make FaithLife easier to do business with.  Duane lives with his wife Melissa and 3 boys in Waterloo, Ontario.  They enjoy spending their nights and weekends cheering on the boys at their respective sporting events as well as summers fishing at their cottage.

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FFMA Meeting at the AFA Agenda

FFMA Meeting at the AFA
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler AZ:

September 5, 2017 – Dinner at Don Shula’s Restaurant, 7 pm gather in lobby at 6:30

September 6, 2017 –      8 am to noon – FFMA Meeting (room to follow)

Noon – 1 pm – Lunch at Ko’Sin on main level

FFMA Annual Meeting 1 -2pm

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Steven J. Fedewa Elected to the Board

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Steven J. Fedewa CLU, ChFC, FICF

Steve Fedewa is a Michigan native. He started his insurance career with the Knights of Columbus in 1984. He was a multiyear MDRT and Supreme Knights Club qualifier.  He has served the Knights of Columbus as an active member, an agent, General agent and is currently the Vice President, responsible for manpower growth and retention development. During Steve’s tenure as Vice President, the Knights of Columbus have experienced 9 straight years of positive manpower growth along with an 18% improvement in field agent retention.

Steve is married with 2 married children who have 3 grand-children.

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Bill Moore Addresses the Texas FIC

BillMooreBill Moore Addresses the Texas FIC

At the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors (NAFIC) National Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Bill Moore of Kinder Brothers International, addressed the Texas Chapter of the Fraternal Insurance Counselors.  He shared with the group the role the Fraternal Advisor has as a business professional.  He also talked about the Critical Factors of being a Fraternal entrepreneur and how important it is in servicing the membership and generating revenue for the Societies.   Bill stated, “It is critical in the low investment environment for Fraternal advisors to generate revenue for the Societies.  It is a critical factor in continuing our Societies’ charitable works.”  He also shared the five principles that make a successful financial advisor in today’s marketplace.  Bill can be reached at wmoore@kinderbrothers.com; 214-458-4154.

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Ruth B. Bash elected to Board of Directors

Ruth B. Bash, FIC, CLU, ChFC, Director of Field Leadership, Thrivent Financial, has been elected to the board of Directors of the Fraternal Field Managers Association, (FFMA). Ruth has more than 30 years of experience at Thrivent Financial in leadership positions across the organization including Fraternal, Member Engagement, Field Technology and Compliance.     In her current role, Ruth leads a team of people supporting field leadership growth and the operational effectiveness of our regional financial offices.     Ruth has an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota, and has earned the FIC, CLU and ChFC designations.  She can be reached at 612-844-5786;  Email: ruth.bash@thrivent.com.

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First FFMA Annual Members Meeting a Success

The FFMA held its first ever Annual Member Meeting on September 5 in Hollywood, Fla., in conjunction with the American Fraternal Association Annual Meeting. The meeting was a success, providing a forum for members to ask questions and receive updates and information about the benefits of membership in the FFMA.

 L-R: Rogelio Cabral (Catholic Financial Life), Pat Barnes (Modern Woodman of America), Pat Dees (Woodmen of the World) FFMA Board members shared with attendee's the latest benefits offered to member of the FFMA.  See the various tabs on the new FFMA website for more details.
FFMA Board members shared with attendees the latest benefits offered to members of the FFMA. L-R: Rogelio Cabral (Catholic Financial LIfe), Pat Barnes (Modern Woodmen of America), and Pat Dees (Woodmen of the World).

 Board of Directors for 2014. L-R: Tom Adamson (Catholic Order of Foresters) Rogelio Cabral (Catholic Financial Life) Greg Felton (National Slovak Society of the USA) Elvis Anderson (Woodmen of the World) Joe Martinez (Knights of Columbus) Mark Dean (Thrivent Financial) Greg Sloan (FaithLife Financial) Jim Pearson (Woodmen of the World) Pat Barnes (Modern Woodman of America)
Board of Directors for 2014.
L-R:
Tom Adamson (Catholic Order of Foresters)
Rogelio Cabral (Catholic Financial Life)
Greg Felton (National Slovak Society of the USA)
Elvis Anderson (Woodmen of the World)
Joe Martinez (Knights of Columbus)
Mark Dean (Thrivent Financial)
Greg Sloan (FaithLife Financial)
Jim Pearson (Woodmen of the World)
Pat Barnes (Modern Woodmen of America)

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Victor Hildebrand named Thrivent Financial FIC of the Year

L-R: H E Durbin, Victor T. Hildebrand, Mark B. Dean,  Loren C. Boyens,
From left to right:  H E Durbin, award recipient Victor T. Hildebrand, Mark B. Dean, Loren C. Boyens,

At this past convention of the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors, Victor T. Hildebrand was named the Thrivent Financial FIC of the Year. Hildebrand accepted the award, presented by H. E. Durbin,  CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, MBA, President of NAFIC, Mark B. Dean, FIC, LUTCF, Past President of FFMA, and Loren C. Boyens,  ChFC®, CLU®, FICF, LUTCF, Past President of NAFIC.