Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc., a leading national independent marketing organization, announces Christopher Conroy has joined the firm as executive vice president of national accounts and principal, a newly created role, effective May 4, 2020.
As part of the firm’s long-term business growth plans and investment in top industry talent, IAMS is pleased to appoint Conroy to lead its newest distribution channel and offer strategic vision for the firm.
“We are thrilled to have Chris join our executive leadership team and are fortunate to gain his extensive experience, deep industry relationships, and innovative solutions to accelerate our growth ambitions and long-term planning needs,” said Charles Heuring, IAMS chairman & CFO. “Chris is one of the most dynamic and trusted leaders in the financial services industry, having a track record of growing business across insurance carriers, IMOs, broker/dealers, independent RIAs, and top producers. As we continue to build IAMS for our next 30-year chapter, Chris is the exact type of leader we will invest in to serve our customers and be positioned for the growth opportunities our industry will see.”
Conroy will lead the National Accounts division at IAMS, building annuity and life insurance business with partner firms as well as growing other strategic industry relationships. Conroy brings with him more than 20 years of industry experience, serving as head of annuity sales for a top national insurance carrier, and previously as senior vice president of national accounts at a leading IMO.
“IAMS is a forward-thinking, long-term, and independently owned firm that has centered its business around integrity, consistency, and midwestern family values, I am so pleased to be joining it,” said Conroy. “The health of a company always comes down to the people—and I am so excited to be joining one of the finest highly engaged teams in the business.
Conroy will report to Steven Murray, president & CEO. With the firm for over 25 years, Murray oversees all business operations of IAMS. Murray’s business judgement and strategic leadership have helped to accelerate IAMS’ results and diversify its business lines.
“As it has been since Charles founded the firm 34 years ago, the driving force at IAMS remains delivering value to our customer” Murray said. “We are committed to the long-term success of our producers and continuing to set right minded people to work on their behalf is at the core of that pledge. Anyone that knows Chris recognizes the integrity and empathy that inform his decision making- qualities at the heart of our success and key to our long term success with both our carrier and field partners."
About Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc.
Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc. was founded by Charles Heuring in 1986 with the sole purpose of helping independent producers grow their practices through innovative marketing and unprecedented service. IAMS’ national headquarters are located in Elkhorn, Nebraska, where it serves thousands of independent producers’ with annuity, life insurance, long term care and other senior-focused products.