Tom DiLiegro Tom DiLiegro resisted his calling to the benefits industry until his eyes were opened to a new breed of broker-advisor that preached greater benefits for employees at a lower cost for employers. (Photo: Kevin Garrett)

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The 2021 Broker of the Year will be announced at the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo, August 16-18 in San Diego. The winner will be further profiled in our September issue. 

The inspiration for Tom DiLiegro's ultimate career choice lay hidden in his heart for years. He was unaware of its power, although it was pushing him in a certain direction. Then someone who would become a coach, mentor and friend unearthed and presented it to him.

In the realm of "aha" moments, this one ranks way up there.

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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.