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NAIFA December Minneapolis & St. Paul Member Meeting
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When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Where: Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street
Roseville, Minnesota  55113
Contact: Member Services

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10:30 – 11:00 am  Networking & Registration
11:00 – 12:00 pm  Wes Booker
12:00 – 01:00 pm  Lunch
12:00 – 01:00 pm  Chris Grgurich

Field Presence

Wes Booker from White Hall Arkansas, owner of Wes Booker Insurance Agency, officiates in the SEC (Southeastern conference), mentors, and is a motivational speaker. His presentation on Field Presence will motivate you to develop your strength as an individual so Together Everyone Achieves More.  It will get you off the bench, in the game, look the part, know what you are doing, and be a champion.  You’ve got to have courage and faith to finish the race.  Never give up…never quit.  Hold on to your seats and be prepared to be motivated like no other time in your life!!!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Motivate each attendee to be the best person they can be - personally and professionally in their insurance career.

  2. To never give up - no matter how hard, good or bad the situation is - to stay in the game - its not about selling - its about taking care of our clients.

  3. Dressing for success - being dressed professionally, being organized, and to carry ourselves in a way that builds confidence in ourselves and our clients.

Wes Booker, Wes Booker Agency

Wes Booker

My name is Wes Booker from White Hall, Arkansas.  After growing up and graduating from White Hall High School and University of Central Arkansas, I decided to move back to pursue my career and give back to my community. One of my passions is to serve on many boards of directors and volunteer my time wherever needed. As the current owner and CEO of Wes Booker Agency, I am the exclusive insurance agent that supervises other agents, office staff, manage and serve all of my clients’ insurance needs.  Before opening my business in 2010, I worked for Farm Bureau Insurance Agency as an agent for 8 years.  The customer service field is my passion and I enjoy helping others with their financial needs.  I started refereeing at the junior and senior high level while in college, and have gradually worked my way up to where I am today as a football official in the Southeastern Conference.  I have been fortunate enough to work several bowl games on top of my regular season schedule.  I love the game of football and been very blessed to be able to officiate. More importantly, to be able to mentor and teach the ones who are trying to pursue a career in football officiating as well.  In 2017, we started the inaugural Wes Booker Football Officials Camp.

The reason I do what I do is because of my love of helping and serving others.  My mom taught me at a very young age the foundation of good morals and Christian principles.  Those principles have stuck with me and now I am instilling those same principles into my children, the children I coach, clients I serve, and the young folks trying to pursue an officiating career. 

This last year my session, “Field Presence” has been approved for 1 hour of “General” HRCI credit hours and 1 hour of SHRM PDC’s. Hold on to your seats and be prepared to be motivated like no other time in your life!!!!

Suitability, Fiduciary Rule & Social Media: Where are we now and where are we heading?

The past few years have presented a number of complex industry challenges affecting all stakeholders.  Member firms and advisors have made numerous changes to business models and types of products sold set against a backdrop of increasing and morphing regulatory efforts.  Main Street Americans, on the other hand, have been flooded with information concerning these changes in often confusing and sometimes conflicting terms.  This information-packed ___ hour program will provide attendees with an update as to key regulatory developments concerning the proposed fiduciary rule, ongoing suitability standard expectations and social media traps and pitfalls.

Goals of attendance include:

  1. Understanding the proposed fiduciary rule in its current form and how it may impact your business;

  2. Proper selection of suitable products and recognizing soon-to-be problem accounts; and

  3. Leveraging electronic and other available tools to ethically grow your business while staying inside regulatory lanes.

Chris Grgurich, Lindquist & Vennum LLP

Instructor: Chris Grgurich

Chris Grgurich is a trial attorney and serves as Lindquist’s General Counsel. Chris tries cases in court and arbitration involving the sale of securities, fraud, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes and other business litigation matters. He has been counsel to numerous Special Litigation Committees investigating claims of corporate mismanagement. Chris also assists insurance and financial institution clients responding to State, FINRA, SEC and other regulatory inquiries, investigations and enforcement proceedings.  As General Counsel, Chris helps other lawyers meet their professional and ethical obligations and frequently presents at CLEs on such topics. Chris previously served three years on the Hennepin County District Ethics Committee and was appointed to a three year position on the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, which began February 2016.


$25 for Members
$35 for Non-Members
+$10 if registering at the door/the day of

This session is included for season pass holders.

CE Credits

Attendees will receive 1 CE credit for MN insurance and CFP for Chris Grgurich’s presentation. Credits for Wes Booker’s presentation are pending.

PCI Compliance: Do not email forms with credit card information. To protect your data and to comply with PCI standards, the office will not accept emailed credit card information.

Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice, received one week prior to the event, you will receive a refund, less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations the week of the event are non-refundable. Notice of cancellation must be faxed to the NAIFA-MN office. No-shows will not receive a refund.

Audio/Video Policy: Registration and attendance at, or participation at association events, constitutes an agreement by the registrant to association’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

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