AALU, GAMA Announce Next Stops on Listening Tour


August 29, 2019

AALU, GAMA Announce Next Stops on Listening Tour

Will visit New York City, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Austin, Chicago, Boston, and other locations over the next several months to gather feedback on new organization; more stops to come

WASHINGTON – After announcing they will create a new organization in July, AALU President and CEO Marc Cadin and GAMA International CEO Bonnie Godsman today listed the next stops on their listening tour to gather feedback from members and corporate partners. The next set of events will be in New York City on September 10, 2019, which comes after the initial stop in Des Moines, Iowa, earlier this month.

AALU and GAMA representatives will host meetings, participate in speaking engagements, and hold member town hall meetings, in New York City, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Austin, Chicago, and Boston over the next three months. The full schedule of stops is listed below, and additional locations and dates will be announced as scheduled.

“The feedback we have received from members is invaluable, and their engagement is essential to the new organization’s success,”said Cadin. “Our members understand more than anyone what they need out of a new organization, and we look forward to addressing the challenges the financial security profession faces together.”

“We have had a great series of meetings thus far, and we are excited to continue these conversations across the country,” said Godsman. “Our members and volunteers are the life of our organization, which is why it is critical that we build an organization for the profession, by the profession.”

In addition to the in-person meetings, AALU and GAMA will provide various opportunities for members to engage and provide feedback virtually, such as interactive podcasts, webinars, social media, phone conferences, and more.

Listening Tour Schedule

September 10: New York City – Member event
September 12: Orlando – Meeting opportunity at NAIFA’s Performance + Purpose Conference
September 16: Dallas – Member event
September 17-18: Webinar
September 23: Atlanta – Member event
September 24: Cincinnati – Member event
September 25: Austin – Member event
September 30: Chicago – Member event
October 14: Boston – Meeting opportunity at ACLI annual conference
October 24-26: Webinar
October 28: Boston – Meeting opportunity at LIMRA annual conference
November 7-8: Dallas – Meeting opportunity at NAILBA annual conference
November 18-22: Webinar

To inquire about an interview in one of these locations or over the phone, please contact Katherine Knight Patterson at knight@aalu.org.

About AALU

AALU is the leading organization of financial professionals who provide life insurance and retirement planning solutions for individuals, families, and businesses. AALU has a rich history of success with a single focus on the issues impacting life and annuity products, and the clients its members serve. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AALU is committed to providing its members with the essential tools and services required to help grow their businesses, serve their clients, and protect the financial and retirement security of the American people.

About GAMA International

GAMA International is an independent national nonprofit organization 501(c) (6), founded more than 85 years ago. GAMA International is the only association dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of first-line and front-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry.

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Katherine Knight Patterson
(703) 641-8142