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8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo Announces Four-Star Keynote Line-Up: Dean, Hughes, Dentzer and Hicks


SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo -- May 9-11 in San Antonio, TX, -- hosted by Benefits Selling magazine, is proud to announce its most diverse and significant keynote speaker lineup. The 2012 show is gearing up to be the most significant to date for benefits selling brokers and agents.

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"And here I thought last year's expo couldn't be topped," said Denis Storey, editor of Benefits Selling. "This year's lineup not only outshines anything we've ever done before, but anything the competition's ever put out there. I know there are a lot of shows out there clamoring for brokers' time and money, so we take the responsibility of putting together the best complete trade show in the business."

Four of the nation's most prominent leaders in their respective fields are ready to motivate and energize an audience of more than 900.

AMBASSADOR KAREN HUGHES: Referred to as the most influential woman ever to serve an American president, Ambassador Karen Hughes served as Counselor to President George W. Bush in the White House from 2001 to 2002. Told by the President that he wanted her "in the room whenever a major decision was made," Ambassador Hughes worked on a comprehensive range of domestic and foreign policy issues. Read more 

GOVERNOR HOWARD DEAN: A long-time champion of health care reform, Former Governor Howard Dean originally entered politics to try to get universal coverage in the U.S. and instituted an innovative health care plan as governor of Vermont. Read more 

SUSAN DENTZER: An on-air correspondent with PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," Susan Dentzer leads a unit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of health care and health policy. She is a regular analyst and commentator on CNN and The McLaughlin Group. Read more 

BRIAN HICKS: With an onstage energy that's been called "an adrenaline rush," Brian Hicks is quickly becoming a sought-after speaker across the country. He enjoyed an enviable 20-year career with Aflac, the top supplemental health insurer in the world. Read more 

Agents and brokers will benefit from: 

  • A dozen strategic selling sessions led by the nation's top performing brokers 
  • 100 new ideas, tools and tips for successful selling 
  • The official industry networking party 
  • The highly esteemed Broker of the Year Awards and Reception

Benefits Selling Expo is the benefits industry's largest educational and networking event for employee benefits brokers and agents. This three-day event is sponsored by: Colonial, Aflac, Colonial Life, The Hartford, Lincoln Financial Group and more than 75 premier carrier and industry service providers.  Registration discounts are available through March 23, 2012. For more information or to register, visit or call 888-831-8333.

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