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2017 NAIFA-California CAC Speakers
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Keynote Speakers


EksAyn Anderson

EksAyn Anderson is an author, sales and negotiation expert, and speaker. EksAyn has been seen on, Speaker Magazine, TV, and various business blogs and podcasts. His new book, "The Key to the Gate: Principles and Techniques to Get Past Gatekeepers to the Decision Maker," has sold internationally. EksAyn has extensive selling experience, including selling to governments, associations and other businesses. His educational background in psychology and life experiences have taught him not only how to connect, communicate and sell, but also how to teach you and your team to increase your sales, negotiate with the best, and create loyal long-term clients.


John Foppe

Born without arms, John Foppe understands firsthand the difficult gaps between envisioning an outcome and achieving it. He once led a miserable, dependent and limited existence. At ten-years-old, for example, he couldn't put his own pants on. Today, he operates his own company, travels the world, runs a large non-profit agency, and he is a husband and father. John has learned that a person's ability to do something is not dependent on having all sorts of ability, time and money. Instead, making something happen has more to do with one's personal sense of value and ability to cast a vision. While the sight of how he tackles life with his toes will amaze you, once you hear his message, you will not be looking at him—you will be looking at yourself!

NAIFA Leadership


Aprilyn Chavez Geissler

Aprilyn Chavez Geissler earned her Bachelor in Finance from the University of New Mexico. She began her financial service career at Ameriprise Financial and Northwestern Mutual before joining Farmers Insurance and establishing the Geissler Agency in 2003. Aprilyn has received numerous awards throughout her career and has been recognized for leading sales, retention and top performance. She is a Farmers Insurance Championship and Toppers qualifier year over year. The Geissler Agency currently employs five licensed staff servicing 4,000 clients in New Mexico. Additionally, Aprilyn is the First Executive Vice President of Gateway Insurance Group, a leading independent insurance brokerage firm overseeing both the fixed insurance division and the P&C division of GIG Inc. In addition, she was elected by her industry peers to serve as a National Trustee for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).


Brock Jolly is a Financial Advisor with Veritas Financial, LLC, and the founder of The College Funding Coach®. He first started in the financial planning industry with John Hancock, and later moved to his current firm, Veritas Financial. Brock has been recognized as a top performer within the industry. He is a perennial qualifier for the MDRT’s Top of the Table, as well as MassMutual’s “Leaders Club,” “Blue Chip Council,” and “Top of the Council” honors. In 2011, he was named the national NAIFA Young Advisor Team Leader of the Year. From 2012-2014, he served as the chairman of NAIFA’s Investment Committee, where he worked closely with NAIFA leadership to manage the association’s reserve account. In 2014, he was elected by his peers to serve as a National Trustee for NAIFA—the youngest trustee ever elected.

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