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The 2020 Broker of the Year will be announced at the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, August 20-22 in Austin, Texas. The winner will be further profiled in our September issue. 

If you happen to spot Ben Conner and his dad, Jim, having lunch at their go-to Chick-Fil-A, you need to know there’s a third, unseen, party at the table: Jim’s dad and Ben’s grandad, Henry Clay Conner, Jr.

If you’re part of the Conner clan in Indianapolis, insurance is in your blood. Of the 33 company employees of Conner Insurance, 10 are Conners. And it can all be traced directly back to Henry Clay Conner, Jr.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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