Participant Feedback

2017 Congressional Conference Participants said this about their experience:
  • I really enjoyed hearing about what NAIFA is doing in DC to help protect me and my customers. Meeting with my congressman and senators was a first class experience. I loved getting to work with other industry professionals to educate the legislators on what really matters to our customers. I will certainly be back again to participate.- Lucas Grounds, Stillwater, OK
  • NAIFA is the backbone of the financial services industry.  As a professional why would you not want to belong.- Jerome T. Scott, LUTCF, FLMI, HIA, Fayetteville, NC
  • Have not missed a Congressional Conference yet. It's a great experience. Until you attend a conference you cannot fully comprehend the impact that we NAIFA members have with the political process. We are very respected on the hill!- Gary Havir, LUTCF, Maplewood, MN
  • Now more than ever it is important for every voice to be heard.  Unintended consequences are huge in my practice and if I don't show up for my clients who will?- Heather Lindsley, LUTCF, Green Bay, WI
  • This was my first time visiting Washington, D.C. and I could not be more pleased with my experience at the NAIFA Congressional Conference. It was well organized, relevant and timely. Our visits to the Congressmen on Capitol Hill were well received, and seemed to be very effective. At this critical time in our industry and nation, I can't think of a better way to support my career than traveling to D.C. to lobby and advocate for my clients and my business, than partnering with NAIFA. In this situation, together we really can achieve more. I'll definitely be back in future years.- James Jenkins, FSCP, McKinney, TX
  • The NAIFA Congressional Conference is a highly organized, highly beneficial event for NAIFA professionals to come to DC, prepare for your appointments through the briefing sessions, and go out the next day with confidence to discuss the issues with Members and their staff. They were impressed with our preparedness, and the quality of the NAIFA materials we leave behind.- Jay Moyer, ChFEBC, San Antonio, TX
  • The experience not only makes us better professionals and advocates for the public which we serve, but it directly builds business skills. The pressure of speaking intelligently on issues with a member of Congress or their staff builds confidence and expertise which relates to being sharper professionals. My experience led to my being comfortable speaking with a Fortune 500 CEO shortly after the Conference.- David Harjoe, CLU, ChFC, CLTC, St. Louis, MO
  • I want to thank you and all who put together the congressional conference.  The asks and the materials are the most focused and pertinent that I have ever seen.    The need for financial literacy is so important and few of the legislators realize how little they know.  - David Willis, CLU, ChFC, CASL, Springfield, OR
  • NAIFA is a known quantity with our Congressional Delegation--they know we represent Main Street and serve their Constituents--the sequence of repetition cannot be taken for granted--our role and the compelling case of the Private Sector Solution to assist Individuals and Families to have financial security and not create a dependency on government is powerful and a worthy pursuit. - Terry K. Headley, LUTCF, FSS, LIC, La Vista, NE
  • It is both inspiring and motivating for me to be able to attend our fly-in annually and participate in the advocacy process.  As a retired military member of our armed forces I believe it is one of the duties I must honor to participate, inform and educated my members of Congress.- Bob Ross, LUTCF, Centennial, CO
  • It's the best NAIFA experience we have.  Each one of us is participating in our own government, one on one w/our legislators.  It's what we do best.- Al Brodbeck, CLU, Yonkers, NY
  • The 2017 NAIFA Congressional Congress was again a success in my opinion.  I have attended each one since these conferences were inaugurated, and each time I feel a sense of accomplishment in regard to taking our "story" to our legislators and further building a necessary rapport with them. Thank you, NAIFA, for organizing this event!- Dave Koppa
  • The NAIFA Congressional Conference is an awesome event. The experience of joining fellow members and meeting with every Congressional District Office in the country is so great to be a part of. We truly get to witness what the heart and soul of NAIFA is all about.- Patrick Mongin, CLU, LUTCF, Green Bay, WI