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Connections 2019 Award Winners

Industry Leadership, Visionary, and Innovation Awards

We would like to congratulate all of our Connections 2019 Industry Award award winners from this year's Connections Conference. Without all of your contributions, partnership and innovative work, the event couldn't have been the success that it was. We applaud all of you on your achievements, thank you for your dedication, and look forward to our continued engagement with all of you in the years to come!

Please enjoy the on stage images we captured of the recipients from each category!


Industry Leadership Awards

Financial Services Category

TD Ameritrade | Bob Mahoney, Institutional Product Management

Wells Fargo | Ben Daniels, Vice President, Senior Business Application Management, Innovation and Strategy

Distribution Category

CPS Insurance Services | Andy Holden, President and Chief Operations Officer

Carrier Category

Amica | Hamza Rafiq, Technology Services Officer

Farm Bureau Life Financial Group | Sonya Ostling, Chief Underwriter


Visionary Award

World Financial Group | John Joseph, Chief Strategy Officer


Innovation of the Year Awards

Guardian | Domenica Grittani, 2nd VP, Information Management IM New Business & Underwriting Solutions - Robin MacPherson, VP, IM Life & DI New Business & Operational Quality

Transamerica | Sandy Campbell, Sr. Manager, Information Technology & Development - Zach Harris, Head of Underwriting, Operations & Business Services

Brighthouse Financial | Lindsey Cox, Head of Technology Delivery - Andy Vigar, Head of New Business & Underwriting