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2018 Career Advancement Conference Keynote Speakers
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Bo Eason
Bo Eason is a former NFL standout, acclaimed Broadway playwright and performer and is a Presence/Story Coach to some of the most successful people in the world. His play, "Runt of the Litter," which is written and performed by Bo, has toured over 50 cities nationally. Runt opened in New York to rave reviews. The New York Times named it, “One of the most powerful plays in the last decade.” Soon to be a major motion picture, Bo is adapting Runt for the big screen.

After seeing a performance of Runt, Leonardo DiCaprio hired Bo to write a screenplay for his company based on the 1924 Olympic Rugby Team. He is the co-founder of the World's Greatest Speaker Training with Brendon Burchard, and a Senior Fellow with CEG Worldwide where he is the co-founder of Perfecting Your Personal Story and the Power of Presence. Bo's Personal Story Power Programs have reinvented how speakers communicate.

Marvin Feldman, CLU, ChFC, RFC
In 1967, Marvin Feldman started his career as an Agent with New York Life in Columbus. After more than two years in the field, he transitioned into New York Life’s Management Program. In 1974, Marv returned to personal production in East Liverpool as a partner in the Feldman Agency and President of Fremar Financial Group. He is currently the President of the Feldman Financial Group and President and CEO of Life Happens.

Marv is a 42 year MDRT Member, and was the 2002 President of the Million Dollar Round Table. Active in the financial services industry, Marv has made speeches in 36 countries. He served as the Secretary of the New York Life Agent’s Advisory Council, is a current member of MDRT, NAIFA, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, the Forum 400 and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.

Keith Gillies, CFP
Keith Gillies is the Managing Principal of Wealth Solutions, LLC and The Pension Center, LLC, and co-founder of United Wealth Advisors Group, LLC, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer. He began his career as a financial advisor in 1981 with a commitment to providing advice and strategies to individuals, professionals and business owners to help them achieve their personal, business and charitable goals. Keith is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Ameritas Investment Corp.

Keith currently serves as President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Prior to joining the NAIFA National Executive Committee, Keith was elected to two consecutive two-year terms to the National Board of Trustees. He is past-president of both NAIFA-Greater New Orleans and NAIFA-Louisiana. He is also a life and qualifying member of the most prestigious financial services organization in the world, the Million Dollar Round Table, with status as a Top of the Table member.

Shari McHugh
Shari McHugh has over 16 years of successful experience in government affairs and public relations. She is currently a partner in the lobbying firm of McHugh, Koepke & Associates. Shari’s lead clients include the California Credit Union League, the Hartford, NAIFA-California, the Pacific Association of Domestic Insurance Companies and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians.

Shari has worked diligently over the years to develop and maintain working relationships with legislators, legislative staff, regulatory officials, administration representatives, lobbyists, media personnel and industry representatives.

Shane E. Westhoelter, CLU, AEP, LUTCF
Shane Westhoelter is the Founder and CEO of Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. an independent financial planning firm. Starting as an independent insurance agent in 1988, Shane went door to door and business to business to establish his client base. In 1990, he established Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. as an Insurance Agency and an Independent Registered Investment Advisory Firm, which has since expanded to over 200 registered offices in 23 states nationally, with over $2 Billion of Assets Under Management. Gateway is registered to do business in all 50 states of the U.S.A.

He is also the founder and CEO of Gateway Insurance Group, DBA: GlobalGreen Insurance Agency of the West Coast and GFAi, LLC, with offices nationally providing fixed insurance products and Auto/Home/Commercial insurance. Gateway Insurance Group & GlobalGreen Insurance have over 150 offices and cover all 50 states.

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