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BOK’s Huntzinger to Offer Economic Outlook at Agent Summit


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that BOK Financial’s Jim Huntzinger has agreed to speak at the 2016 event, which will be held May 9–11 at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas.

“Jim’s 30-plus years of financial and investment expertise are a welcome addition to the Agent Summit agenda,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom magazines. “He will have a room full of entrepreneurs hanging on his every word.”

Huntzinger serves as executive vice president and chief investment officer of BOK Financial, a $30 billion regional financial services company based in Tulsa, Okla. He joined the company in 1982, when it was known as Bank of Oklahoma, and quickly rose through the executive ranks. His session, “U.S. Economic and Market Outlook,” will include a review of current economic trends, including job growth, vehicle sales, interest rates and energy concerns.

“I look forward to greeting the Agent Summit crowd and diving into a frank discussion of the economic climate,” Huntzinger said. “I hope to explain exactly how we got here — and where we are headed.”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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SWDS’s Larry Pomarico to Lead Reinsurance Symposium Panel


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of Agent Summit have announced that Larry Pomarico, senior vice president of SouthWest Dealer Services, will serve as a panel moderator at this year’s Reinsurance Symposium. The symposium will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas.

“With all of the reinsurance options available for dealers — accompanied by the ever-changing tax and compliance landscape — the Reinsurance Symposium is critical for those who wish to gain an in-depth understanding,” Pomarico said. “The ability to hear from so many experienced industry experts at the same time is a rare opportunity that should be taken advantage of.”

Pomarico’s panel, “Participation Offerings, Structures and Rewards,” will be staffed by Rob Hehr of GSFSGroup, Tim Houseberg of Delaware Tribal Financial Services, Nelson Marks’ David Kaseff, Jay Sharpnack of CNA National and Portfolio’s Graye Wolfe. Their discussion will focus on the numerous reinsurance programs available today and how agents can better assist their dealer clients in the selection process.

“We are grateful to Larry and his panelists for taking on this difficult but important task,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroommagazines. “I believe they will find a very receptive audience at Agent Summit.”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount.

To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Jim Smith to Headline 2016 Reinsurance Symposium


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that SouthwestRe’s Jim Smith will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Reinsurance Symposium. The pre-show event will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9.

“Jim Smith is among the reinsurance industry’s most prominent and knowledgeable figures,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “Agents will walk away from Jim’s session empowered to deliver knowledgeable reinsurance presentations to their dealer clients.”

Smith founded SouthwestRe in 1985 and serves as the company’s CEO. He is a frequent speaker at automotive and insurance industry events. This year will mark Smith’s second appearance at Agent Summit.

Smith will present “The Landscape of Reinsurance” at 12:10 p.m. He pledged to deliver a comprehensive and forthright analysis of how various types of reinsurance programs benefit agents and dealers.

“I am both excited and honored to return to Agent Summit. Agents have been a driving force in reinsurance,” Smith said. “We’re going to do a little math, talk about how valuable the agent is to the business and explore all the wonderful opportunities our industry has to offer.”

Registration for Agent Summit 2016 is open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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Jim Smith to Headline 2016 Reinsurance Symposium


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that SouthwestRe’s Jim Smith will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Reinsurance Symposium. The pre-show event will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9.

“Jim Smith is among the reinsurance industry’s most prominent and knowledgeable figures,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “Agents will walk away from Jim’s session empowered to deliver knowledgeable reinsurance presentations to their dealer clients.”

Smith founded SouthwestRe in 1985 and serves as the company’s CEO. He is a frequent speaker at automotive and insurance industry events. This year will mark Smith’s second appearance at Agent Summit.

Smith will present “The Landscape of Reinsurance” at 12:10 p.m. He pledged to deliver a comprehensive and forthright analysis of how various types of reinsurance programs benefit agents and dealers.

“I am both excited and honored to return to Agent Summit. Agents have been a driving force in reinsurance,” Smith said. “We’re going to do a little math, talk about how valuable the agent is to the business and explore all the wonderful opportunities our industry has to offer.”

Registration for Agent Summit 2016 is open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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2016 Reinsurance Symposium Takes Shape


LAS VEGAS — Organizers of the annual Agent Summit have announced that the Reinsurance Symposium, which has become a fixture since it was first spun off into a pre-conference event in 2013, will return for a fourth consecutive year.

Agent Summit will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas, and the Reinsurance Symposium begins at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9. General Agents with a full show pass will be invited to attend the Reinsurance Symposium for no additional charge.

“I am a huge fan of the Reinsurance Symposium, and I’m happy our advisory board has positioned it so prominently in the Agent Summit agenda,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “Agents and agency principals who bring expertise in reinsurance to their dealer clients hold a very tangible competitive edge.”

This year’s symposium will include a meet-and-greet with reinsurance sponsors, a keynote address by Jim Smith, founder and CEO of SouthwestRe, and two 45-minute educational sessions. Gesualdo said more information on speakers and sessions will be announced this week.

Portfolio and SouthwestRe are the lead sponsors for this year’s Reinsurance Summit. They are joined by premier sponsors CNA National, GSFSGroup, Protective Asset Protection and Delaware Tribal Financial Services and general sponsors BOK Financial, Cornerstone Financial Consulting (div. Raymond James) and SunTrust Reinsurance Trust Services.

“As in years past, our sponsors will make the Reinsurance Symposium possible and our speakers will make it a success,” Gesualdo said. “We believe it’s one of the best educational opportunities our industry has to offer.”

Registration for Agent Summit is now open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount.

To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for Agent Summit and the Reinsurance Symposium, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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David Horsager to Deliver Agent Summit Keynote


LAS VEGAS — World-renowned motivational speaker and leadership trainer David Horsager will deliver the Wednesday keynote address at this year’s Agent Summit, organizers announced. The event will be held May 9–11, 2016, at the Venetian Palazzo Las Vegas.

In 2012, Horsager published “The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships and a Stronger Bottom Line.” The book became a national bestseller and was reviewed in ForbesThe Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

“A lack of trust is your biggest expense,” Horsager wrote. “Everything of value is built on trust, from financial systems to relationships.”

“The Trust Edge” launched Horsager, an entrepreneur, corporate boardmember and university professor, on a speaking and consulting career. Past clients have included the New York Yankees, the U.S. Congress and the Department of Homeland Security.

“At the heart of ‘The Trust Edge’ is the contention that, by building trust in yourself in your business, an entrepreneur gains a competitive edge,” said David Gesualdo, show chair and publisher of Agent Entrepreneur and F&I and Showroom. “I know agents will respond to Horsager’s message and we are honored to be able to bring a speaker of his caliber to our event.”

Registration for Agent Summit 2016 is open at the event’s website as well as by phone, fax and email. Attendees who register by April 4 will enjoy a $100 discount.

To inquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Eric Gesualdo via email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 727-612-8826.

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