AALU, GAMA Launch Multi-City Listening Tour

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AALU, GAMA Launch Multi-City Listening Tour

Will visit cities across the country over the next several months to gather feedback on new organization representing the financial security profession.


WASHINGTON – AALU President and CEO Marc Cadin and GAMA International CEO Bonnie Godsman today will launch a listening tour to visit and gather feedback from members and corporate partners around the country. The first stop on the listening tour comes two weeks after the groups announced they will be joining forces to create a new organization to represent the financial security profession.

“This new organization will be built for our members, by our members,” said Cadin. “In order to do that, we need to hear what their needs are so we can better serve them. I look forward to having an honest dialogue about the challenges we face as a profession and how we can solve them together.”

“This is the opportunity for our members and partners to engage on what they want out of the new organization,” said Godsman. “Their feedback and advice are essential not only to the success of the new organization, but also to the long-term success of the financial security profession.”

Cadin and Godsman kick off the listening tour today in Des Moines, Iowa, visiting with members from Principal and Transamerica. Over the course of the next three months, leadership from AALU and GAMA will then travel to New York City, Philadelphia, Austin, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Boston, and Dallas, among others. Additional cities are still being scheduled. These engagements will be in the form of private meetings, speaking events, and company meetings, and other ways to participate such as webinars, online forums, and others will be announced a later date.

To inquire about an interview in one of these locations, 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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