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2019 Life Insurance Conference

What's Next? Setting the Agenda for Life

April 1, 2019 – April 3, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

  • Brandon Carter, CLU, ChFC, CFP

    USAA Life Insurance Company
    Brandon Carter oversees USAA Life Insurance Company’s strategy and operations for product management, actuary, distribution, underwriting, servicing and claims. He is leading the strategy to digitally transform the health, life and investment business, and is focused on preserving USAA’s legendary service and commitment to its more than 12 million members, while maintaining employee well-being and financial strength. Brandon joined USAA in 1997. Over the years, he excelled into multiple executive leadership positions focused on sales, service and general management oversight. Brandon is the Chair of the LL Global Board of Directors.
  • Al Chiaradonna

    Senior Vice President
    SEI Investments
    Al Chiaradonna is on the executive management team for financial services firm, SEI Investments. A true leadership expert, he has run businesses ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises, and has worked on strategy for numerous Fortune 500 companies. Chiaradonna is passionately committed to evolving the workplace of tomorrow and fully embraces concepts like work-life integration and the growing need for employee value propositions. For over 18 years, he has taught other executives as an adjunct professor at Villanova University for the Executive MBA Program. An active member of his community, Chiaradonna serves on several boards and is co-founder of the nonprofit organization, Project Gumball.
  • Jennifer Golbeck, Ph.D.

    Director of the Social Intelligence Lab
    University of Maryland

    Dr. Jennifer Golbeck is a computer scientist, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab, and a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media and creating usable privacy and security systems. She writes for Slate and The Atlantic and frequently appears on NPR, including as a regular guest host for The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Her TED talk was named one of the most powerful talks of 2014. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • David Levenson

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, Inc.

    David Levenson is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest associations of life insurance and financial services companies, representing more than 1300 financial services companies across 64 countries. Most recently, Levenson was a principal at Edward Jones and served on its management committee from 2015-2018. He was responsible for all products distributed through its network of 17,000 advisors in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to 2012, Levenson was president of wealth management at The Hartford Financial Services Group, responsible for the firm’s individual annuity, individual life, mutual fund and retirement plan businesses. He also served as president and CEO of Hartford Life, KK in Tokyo, where he was responsible for leading the largest annuity provider in Japan.

  • Susan K. Neely

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    American Council of Life Insurers
    Susan Neely leads the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), the nation's foremost trade association dedicated to providing products and services that contribute to Americans' financial and retirement security. She drives public policy and advocacy on behalf of ACLI’s member companies that represent 95 percent of industry assets and serve 90 million families. Neely has long been recognized as a leading voice in public policy and advocacy in Washington, D.C. She served as special assistant to President George W. Bush and helped create the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and later became the first DHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Neely has been named Trade Association CEO of the year by two different national organizations.
  • Dave Rengachary, M.D.

    Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Director,
    U.S. Mortality Markets
    Prior to joining RGA in 2013, Dr. Dave Rengachary was a general neurologist in practice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center where he also served as medical director for their Primary Stroke Center He is the primary author and editor of the Washington University Neurology Survival Guide. Rengachary serves on the board of directors of Memory Home Care Solutions, dedicated to Alzheimer’s patient and caregiver support. He is a past President of the Midwestern Medical Directors Association, Deputy Director of the Longer Life Foundation, Medical Consultant for the Academy of Life Underwriting, and a member of the Educational Committee of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine.
  • Kirsten Schowalter

    Author and Founder
    Aging Courageously
    Kirsten Schowalter is the author of the memoir, In My Own Skin, and the founder of Aging Courageously, an online community and business which inspires and strengthens you to make your dreams real at EVERY age. Her work often focuses on times of change, and how to restore your sense of self within your life and community. Schowalter draws expertise from writing and publishing personal stories, and her training in mindful movement and dance, Spanish, and demography/population studies. Her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide.