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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Nate Wyatt 

By Ronan Friend on 8/14/23 10:00 AM

Nate Wyatt, CFP, always knew he loved numbers, but he also knew he wanted a career helping people. So, in his junior year in college, he switched his major from engineering to finance. He took an internship at a bank and started his career in insurance and financial services right out of college. 

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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Ryan Mooneyham

By Ronan Friend on 8/7/23 10:00 AM

An agent with Missouri Insurance Advisors, Ryan Mooneyham serves his community in Springfield, Missouri. 

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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Christian Kalinowski 

By Ronan Friend on 7/10/23 10:00 AM

After 17 years of working with animals in pet shops, shelters, and zoos, Christian Kalinowski decided it was time for a change. He considered a sales career in a few different sectors before finally settling on insurance and financial services. He wanted to help educate people on a topic he didn’t learn much about growing up—personal finance. So, in 2021, he joined Dipaola Financial Group as a financial service professional.  

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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Aaron Gose

By NAIFA on 7/6/23 10:00 AM

When Aaron Gose, WMCP®, FSCP®, started his career as an engineer, he could tell there was something missing. He loved problem-solving but found he was more curious about how projects were funded rather than how they were designed and built.

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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Jill Van Nostrand

By Ronan Friend on 6/26/23 10:00 AM

As a music professor for over 20 years, Jill Van Nostrand never imagined a career in insurance and financial services. However, when a family member developed a serious illness, she learned all she could about financial planning. In helping her family navigate the financial strain, she realized she could help others in her community in the same way. In 2018, she became a financial advisor with NAIFA Financial Security Champion Certified Financial Services.

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Meet New NAIFA Member Todd Gottshall 

By Ronan Friend on 6/21/23 10:00 AM

Throughout his career, Todd Gottshall has dedicated himself to helping people. After working as a corrections officer and in property management, he wanted to find a career that would allow him to spend more time with his family and found the right fit at NAIFA 100% Agency Weigner Insurance and Financial Services 

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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Craig Garofolo

By Ronan Friend on 6/19/23 10:00 AM

Craig Garofolo always knew he wanted to be in the insurance and financial services industry. He had the right skill set—it was just a matter of finding the right place. After several years in sales and marketing positions, he found the right opportunity with Guardian in 2011 and started his financial services career. Since then, he has worked with and learned from many of the top professionals in the industry.  

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Meet New NAIFA Member Laura Fazzini

By Ronan Friend on 6/12/23 10:00 AM

22-year-old Laura Fazzini discovered her passion for helping people at an early age. She grew up watching her father, David Fazzini, LUTCF, co-founder of Premier Planning Group and a loyal NAIFA member since 1991, serving his community and grow his practice. Fazzini had the same desire to make a difference in her community, so she spent her summers during college interning for three companies, gaining valuable experience in several different areas of insurance and financial services. When she graduated, she chose to join her father at Premier Planning Group and has been learning and growing in the industry ever since. 

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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Panos Leledakis 

By Ronan Friend on 5/31/23 9:00 AM

In 1999, Panos Leledakis was in Greece studying to be a lawyer when he met a manager in the insurance business who convinced him to try financial advising part-time. After six months, he says, he fell in love with the profession and decided to make it his career.  

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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Jeremie Latremore

By Ronan Friend on 5/8/23 10:00 AM

Jeremie Latremore, CIC, grew up in the insurance industry. His grandparents started an insurance agency in 1965 that his father and uncle went on to work for, but Jeremie didn’t plan on joining the family business until he realized in college, “insurance was in my blood.”

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