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Kelly Donahue-Piro

As founder and president of Agency Performance Partners, and industry trendsetter, Kelly has helped hundreds of agencies boost sales, retain more customers and rediscover their passion. She has traveled coast to cost for speaking engagements and innovative workshops, impressing audiences with real-world, business development acumen and constructive, hands-on advice.

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Kent Anthony

Kent has been President of First Group Insurance of Sterling, Kansas since 1981. He began his insurance career in 1977 as an agent with Kansas Farm Bureau Insurance. Kent has a degree in Business Administration and has been a CIC since 1985. Kent is also a Certified Financial Planner licensee, as well as having the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor and the Registered Financial Consultant designations.


Cheryl Koch

Cheryl is an agency management consultant and educator, and a frequent speaker at various industry meetings and events nationwide. She is currently the owner of Agency Management Resource Group, a training, education and consulting firm located in Roseville, California.

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Rick Pitts

Rick is a private practice attorney in the insurance industry. He serves as Vice-President and General Counsel to Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc. as well as General Counsel to the Big I Indiana and Kentucky. Rick teaches as a faculty member for the National Alliance and speaks annually at the "roadshows" in KY and IN's Agency Compliance Seminars, and presents various seminars on insurance and employment related matters.


Patrick Wraight

Patrick is the Director of Insurance Journal's Academy of Insurance. He started his insurance career as a commercial underwriter for an MGA. From there, he moved to one of the largest Florida-based property insurers to become an underwriter trainer. While there, his role expanded beyond classroom and online training to become a learning consultant. He spent time with his customers to determine their learning needs and develop a plan to meet those needs. Patrick is also the Immediate Past-President of SITE, the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators.

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Carey Wallace

Carey has worked in the insurance industry for the past 12 years focused on helping agencies leverage data and make informed business decisions. Her experience includes serving as CFO, COO and CIO at OIA as well as CEO of IntellAgents, a data-analytics company focused on independent agents. Helping agents win is Carey’s passion, and she continues her consulting work at Agency Focus, LLC her newly formed organization.

What people say...

"The speakers were very informative. I was able to retain a lot of the information because it was introduced in a manner that was very engaging."

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