Hard to believe it's been six years since we started honoring the industry's brokers of the year. And while it's never necessarily been about who writes the most cases or bills the most premium, it's been exciting to watch the annual feature grow – both in terms of reader participation and broker recognition. Voting has increased exponentially over the years, and it's even grown into a pillar of the Benefits Selling Expo.

So, without further ado, let's turn the page and find out what exactly makes a broker of the year.

- Denis Storey

dean cluneDean Clune

Although today's economy has caused many of us to delay retirement, Dean Clune, area vice president of Gallagher Retirement Services in Itasca, Ill., is dedicated to making sure his clients can help their employees reach this milestone. 

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