Brett Rettenmund is a career insurance professional with a heart for serving others.
Rettenmund began his career at Aflac just after graduating from college. He was interested in becoming a financial planner and was encouraged to enter the insurance industry. His goal was to build a book of business and gain experience before transitioning to financial planning. He joined Aflac because of their dedication to helping their clients. “I've served Aflac for over 20 years, and I love the culture of the company.” He continues, “I love what we do to help people financially, at a time they need it most. That's why I would say I'm exceptionally happy in my profession.”
Rettenmund works with businesses of all sizes, providing products that were once seen as niceties, but are now necessities. He offers products to fill in the gaps in individuals’ insurance coverage, such as programs that help offset consumers’ out-of-pocket exposure. “In today's world, the help we provide people is much more of a necessity than something that’s simply nice to have,” he says. “People literally need what we have to be able to improve their financial lives.”
Rettenmund is proud that he can help his clients achieve the goals they value most. He recalls one holiday season when he realized the value he added to his clients’ lives. “My favorite day of my career was when I had a lady that was battling cancer telling me that if it wasn't for Aflac, she wouldn't been able to afford to buy her grandkids Christmas presents,” he says. “That was a day that I went home feeling pretty darn good about what I did to help her.” Rettenmund is dedicated to Aflac's philanthropic work, supporting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
When he’s not working, Rettenmund loves spending time outdoors and with his family. In his free time, he can be found fishing, hunting, and hiking in Wisconsin’s state parks. He also enjoys playing card games and board games with his wife and children. With four children under the age of 12, there’s never a dull moment in his house.
Rettenmund decided NAIFA through colleagues as well as his lifelong friend and NAIFA Wisconsin President-Elect Brian Witz, RICP. "We started doing business with some financial planners in the state of Wisconsin here,” he says. “After learning that several of them were members of NAIFA, I thought, why not take advantage of supporting another organization that I believe can really help us with political challenges that may come up from time to time?”
Thank you, Brett, for your service to our industry and association. We’re #NAIFAproud to call you one of our own.