Advisors Excel creates and distributes myriad materials designed to help you, our advisors and producers, develop and grow your practice. From seminar invites, brochures and pamphlets to media scripts, landing pages and whitepapers to training materials designed to educate and inform you about the sales process as well as the operational side of your business, there isn’t much we don’t provide (and we’re always adding new initiatives to help your practice flourish)! You’ve likely had a good deal of contact with your marketing team, account managers, radio producers and videographers, but you may not have as much contact with AE’s Compliance team. We’re here to help guide you through the regulatory dos and don’ts surrounding financial marketing. Below are biographies to introduce you to Advisors Excel’s Compliance team.
Zac Anshutz joined AE as Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel in January 2015. Zac worked at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) for eight years in various roles including Assistant Insurance Commissioner, General Counsel and Human Relations Director. Zac also worked with legislative affairs during his tenure at KID. Zac graduated with his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in January 2004.
Randy Matzke, Director of Compliance, joined Advisors Excel in December 2009 with 17 years of industry experience. Randy entered the industry as a financial analyst and comptroller at the Kansas Insurance Department before moving to Aviva where he worked in compliance developing and reviewing sales and marketing materials to help ensure conformity with proper market conduct. Randy is a Fellow, Life Management Institute.
Shannon McGinnis, Director of Advertisement Review, joined AE in November 2012. Prior to joining Advisors Excel Shannon worked as a Suitability consultant at Aviva. Shannon graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in May of 2007.
Ashley Zeller, Director of Suitability, joined AE in September 2013. Ashley worked previously at Aviva where she held positions as both a Customer Service Representative as well as a Suitability Consultant. Before moving to Advisors Excel Ashley also worked as a Business Analyst for se2.
Jenny Hohman joined AE’s Compliance team in November 2014. Jenny worked in the insurance industry as a captive Insurance Agent for the past 15 years. The first 7 years were spent with American Family & the following 8 years were spent at State Farm. Jenny enjoys all avenues of insurance sales, but Life insurance is her specialty.
Amber joined Advisors Excel’s Compliance team in May 2015 after previously working for the Kansas Insurance Department as a Consumer Assistance Representative for Health, Life and Annuities as well as a Policy Examiner for Property and Casualty Lines. Amber holds an Associate Professional Insurance Regulator (APIR) designation from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as well as a Health Insurance Associate (HIA), Healthcare Customer Service Associate (HCSA) and Professional, Health Insurance Advance Studies (PHIAS) designation from the organization, America’s Health Insurance Plans.
Ashley joined the Advisors Excel Compliance team in April 2014. Prior to joining AE Ashley held internships in the government affairs and legal fields working for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved and several private lobbying firms. Ashley graduated with her Juris Doctorate with a focus on state and federal regulation from Washburn University School of Law in May 2012.
Dave joined AE as General Counsel in 2011. He is primarily responsible for the legal affairs of the Company. Prior to joining Advisors, Dave worked at the Kansas State Court of Appeals and for Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company. Dave is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Washburn University School of Law.
Melissa O’Connor joined AE’s Compliance team in September 2013 and AE’s Legal team in April 2014. Melissa joined AE after working as an Intellectual Property Law Specialist for Payless Shoe Source. Prior to working at Payless, she was a Paralegal for the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, Aviva Life & Annuity, and Davis, Unrein, McCallister, Biggs & Head Law Offices. Melissa enjoys the challenging area of law as she has been in the legal field for 25 years.