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2022 Annual State Conference


The information on this page is specific to the 2022 Annual State Conference that was held February 23rd -25th, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

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Conference Recap

The 2022 NAIFA-Texas Annual State Conference was held February 23-25, 2022 in Houston, Texas. This multi-day event included educational sessions, networking opportunities, and camaraderie! The event kicked off with a three-hour Ethics CE course, followed by the 2022 LILI Summit, Welcome Reception, and an exclusive Texas Leaders Round Table (TLRT) Dinner.
During the main event, we were joined by NAIFA national President, Lawrence Holzberg, who shared NAIFA highlights and conducted the swearing in ceremony for the 2022 NAIFA-Texas Board of Directors. In addition, NAIFA-TX lobbyist Elizabeth Hadley moderated a legislative panel discussion that included Chair of the House Insurance Committee, Rep. Tom OliversonRep. Dennis Paul (House Insurance Committee member), Rep. Ed Thompson (State Farm Insurance Agent), and Sen. Carol Alvarado.
General Session speakers for the event included Michael Goldberg of Knock Out Networking, Cheryl Canzanella of Coastal Life Strategies, Gail B. Goodman, also known as the Phone Teacher, Michael Sir of One Protection (Conference Exhibit Booth Sponsor), Rick Demko with Centric Advisors, Harlan Accola with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (Premier Conference Sponsor), and David McKnight with The Power of Zero who attended the event thanks to our Premier Conference Sponsor, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
During the final day of the conference we were honored to present our New NAIFA-Texas members with a commemorative NAIFA Pin and recognize them on stage. The NAIFA-Texas Awards Committee presented the first NAIFA-Texas Young Advisor Team (YAT) Leader of the Year Award to NAIFA-Texas Board Member, Rick Demko, CLU, RICP, LUTCF, LACP. The Committee also presented two recipients with the NAIFA-Texas Lifetime Achievement Award: Russell "Rusty" Donohue, CLU, ChFC and Douglas Massey, CLU, ChFC, FSS
Below are a few of the many memories we were able to capture during the event. If you were able to capture digital memories of the event, please share them with us via email to support@naifa-texas.org. For more information about our conference speakers, sponsors, and awards, please view our digital program below. 


Digital Program



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