Scottsdale, AZ, May 20, 2015 –Benefits Selling magazine announced today that David Contorno, CEO of Lake Norman Benefits in Mooresville, North Carolina, was named the 2015 Broker of the Year at the 11thAnnual Benefits Selling Expo in Scottsdale, Arizona. Benefits Selling's Broker of the Year is one of the industry's most prestigious awards and identifies brokers and consultants who have influenced the industry in a positive way.
A native New Yorker, Contorno entered the field at the age of 14 doing marketing for a major life insurance company. His customer focus, passion of his work, technology experience and performance plunged David into what would become a career of success.
“Brokers face more challenges – and opportunities – than ever before,” Benefits Selling Editor-in-Chief Denis Storey said. “The Broker of the Year award recognizes that singular broker who leads the way, finds solutions where others see problems and offers an unmatched level of customer service. This year’s finalists show us several different ways of doing just that. They all deserve to be named broker of the year, but we could only pick one and Contorno emerged as the clear winner.”
The other finalists for the 2015 Broker of the Year award were:
- Vanessa Edmond, Independent Broker in Scott City, Missouri
- Robert J. Russell, Owner, Robert J. Russell Cos. in Flower Mound, Texas
- Vic Troncalli, Owner, Troncalli and Associates in Villa Rica, Georgia
- Eric Stanton, Broker at HealthMarkets in Standish, Maine
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