Happy Holidays from all of us at First Protective! I can hardly believe that 2017 is nearly behind us, but I count my blessings every day as I celebrate being back in Birmingham as part of the First Protective family.
This has been an eventful and rewarding year as I have settled into First Protective and had the good fortune to meet so many wonderful producers, partners, and sponsors – and to become reacquainted with so many long-time friends. I’ve been lucky to have been a part of so many terrific events over this last year where I have made new friends and rekindled old friendships. These events included the First Protective Open House in the spring (where we were able to show off our tremendous new office in Birmingham), our New Producer Conferences, the Advanced Sales Symposium in New Orleans, the 2017 Elite Producer Conference in New Hampshire, our Road Show events throughout the country, and our Fast Start Conference in Destin, Florida. Wherever we’ve been, I’ve been delighted by the tremendous relationships we enjoy with so many of you. And I’m more enthused than ever about our opportunities ahead!
2018 should be an absolutely terrific year for First Protective as we build on our relationships with you and take our success to even higher levels together. We’re continuing to invest in new and exciting tools and support, spanning our product portfolio, marketing services, education tools, and hands-on service and support. In coming days and weeks, you’ll hear exciting news about many new tools and initiatives at First Protective. These include SalesUp! (a tremendous new mobile tool that will make doing business with First Protective even easier), the ‘reveal’ of the location of our 2019 Elite Producer Conference, and a host of new value-added marketing and educational initiatives we’ll take on collaboratively with our carrier sponsors and strategic partners. I have no doubt that we’ll continue our growth trajectory across the spectrum of life insurance, annuity solutions, and hybrid long-term care products – while we advance our capabilities in areas like disability protection and executive benefits.
I want to thank all of you for your generosity, friendship, and welcoming spirit as I have gotten my feet on the ground in 2017. I wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for a terrific New Year!
Warmest holiday wishes,