Gregg will be celebrating his 40th year in the insurance industry in 2020, half of that time spent working with his own company, Worldwide Benefit Services (WBS). Gregg founded WBS in 1999 as an effort to create a company that specializes in creating, designing, marketing, and wholesaling non-insurance service products. WBS created IDTheft Assist, a comprehensive restoration service for identity theft victims that is now part of the largest identity theft program in the country servicing over 20 million subscribers. Today, Gregg will be giving a talk entitled, ID Theft and Data Breach: 2020 and Beyond.
A proud graduate of the University of Kentucky, Gregg worked for a number of other well-known insurance organizations before branching out to develop and run his own. Gregg served in a number of various roles in order to learn about the insurance business working as an agent, manager, and a Senior Vice President before becoming the Founder and Principal of his own company. Previous companies he has worked with include the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., Provident Life and Accident, and the National insurance Agency.
Aside from his own professional endeavors, Gregg is enthusiastically passionate and involved in other areas of the insurance industry and altruistically devotes his time to making the industry a better world for all involved. His services within the insurance industry include:
- Board Member - Best Practices Working Group for Data Breach & Identity Theft for Consumer Federation of America
- Past Board Member - Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance
- Past President - Central Kentucky Association of Life Underwriters
- Past Teacher - Life Underwriter Training Council
When not working, Gregg spends the majority of his time volunteering through various institutions and organizations in order to try and make his hometown (Louisville, KY) a better place. Gregg’s list of community services include:
- Head Coach - Spalding University Women's Golf Team
- Board Member - Spalding University Athletic Advisory Board
- Past Board Chair - Boys and Girls Haven
- Past Board Member - Healing Place
- Past Board Member - Beacon House
- Past Board Member - Louisville Historic Homes Foundation
- Past Board Member - Harmony Landing Country Club
- Past Coach - Trinity High School Men's Lacrosse Team
In his wildly entertaining keynotes, he shows you how they achieve the unthinkable - and how you can put the same scientific principles to work in your business and personal life.
He's given thousands of speeches to Fortune 500 audiences and major associations, including Walmart, Ford, Southern Bell, Sprint, Pfiser, Comcast, Fedex, Accenture, Prudential, and GE, to name a few.
He has been recognized as one of AMerica's 30 Hottest Speakers, and was selected to speak for the prestigious Million Dollar Roundtable - an honor given to less than 1% of all speakers - on four different occations.
Don Graves, RICP®, is the president and founder of the Housing Wealth Institute and an adjunct instructor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services.
He is considered one of the nation’s leading educators on incorporating housing wealth into retirement income planning. Don has been quoted in Forbes Magazine, featured on PBS-sponsored shows, and recognized as one of the American College's 11 Retirement Income Alumni you need to read. He is a sought-after professional speaker and his workshops are helping advisors across the country to grow their practices.
Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International
Michael provides oversight of sales strategies in the MICE and transient segments, including industry relations, diversity sales and MGM Resorts Events & Production Services.
Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as the Immediate Past Chairman on the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International.
Michael’s other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with:
- Past Chairman, MPI’s International Board of Directors
- US Travel Association (Executive Committee)
- Co-Chair of the Meetings Means Business Coalition
- Co-Chair APEX Room Piracy Taskforce
- APEX Standards Committee
- GBTA Foundation Board
- HSMAI Foundation Board
- FICP – Hospitality Professional Advisory Committee
- Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees
Mike has also served on Taskforce positions for PCMA, ASAE and the Convention Industry Council.
Michael has been recognized in the industry for numerous honors including:
- Successful Meetings Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2013,2014, 2015 & 2016
- Smart Meetings 2015 Smartest Industry Leaders
- HSMAI’s 2014 Top Minds in Sales and Marketing
- Meetings Focus 2014 Trendsetter
- MeetingsNet 2014 Changemakers
- HispanicBusiness.com’s “50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US”
- MPI’s Industry Leadership Award 2015
- LV Hotel Association’s 2016 Industry Leadership Award
- Lanyon’s 2016 Industry Leadership Award
- Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation’s 2017 Leadership Award in Collaboration
Dick Weber is President and primary consultant for The Ethical Edge, Inc., providing fee-only analytics and consulting services to family offices and high net worth individuals. For 25 years a successful life insurance agent and 20-year life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, he joined Merrill Lynch Insurance Group, and from late-1993 to early 1996 was Vice President and Manager of Client Education and Field Development. For his two year "tour" in upper management with a life insurance carrier, his responsibilities included developing communication programs which enhance client understanding of insurance products and reconcile product performance against product expectations. Following this engagement, he was a co-developer of Dynamic Insurance Solutions and Historic Variability Module – computer-based tools that have begun to revolutionize the way advisors and their clients view life insurance products.
Dick holds an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley with a specialty in Insurance and Finance. He was designated a Chartered Life Underwriter in 1974 by the American College.
Among his various teaching activities, Dick served for 11 years as an Instructor of Insurance at the University of California at Berkeley's Program in Personal Financial Planning and from 1993 through 1998 served as Adjunct Professor of Ethics at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Risk and Insurance in California Lutheran University’s MBA program.
His book, Revealing Life Insurance Secrets: How the Pros Pick, Design, and Evaluate their Own Policies, is published by Marketplace Books and is directed at advisors and financial service professionals. His most recent publication, co-written with Christopher Hause, FSA, MAAA, is Life Insurance as an Asset Class - A Value-added Component of an Asset Allocation, was honored with a 2008 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Financial Services. Hause and Weber published a second volume in the Asset Class series - “Managing a Valuable Asset” - in December 2010.
Dick Weber was the Society of Financial Service Professional’s Kenneth Black, Jr. Leadership Award recipient for 2008 in recognition of his “... exemplary leadership qualities and significant contributions to the fulfillment of the Society’s core values of ethic, education, and relationships.” In 2009, Dick was elected to the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame and selected to receive the Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner award and designation for “... significant and outstanding lifetime achievements and contributions to the practice and profession of estate planning.”
Dick served as the 2012-2013 President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
Daryl Curtis, CLU, ChFC
JDaryl Curtis has been involved in the financial service field since graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from West Texas State University in 1976. He has obtained additional recognized professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant from the American College. He has assisted in the transition of 50 dental practices and today helps business owners and doctors plan for their financial future under the company title: Daryl Curtis Wealth Builders.
Daryl believes in involvement in his profession and in the community. He is past-President of the following organizations: Amarillo Area Insurance and Financial Advisors, Amarillo Area Society of Financial Service Professionals, West Texas A&M Alumni Association, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Board of Trustees (West Texas chapter). He also is Past President for the Amarillo Family YMCA board. He is a member of the Timbercreek Volunteer Fire Department and was an elected Alderman for Timbercreek Village from 2010 until May, 2015
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