January 14 -15, 2020 l New Orleans Marriott l 555 Canal Street
Meet Your Speaker
Distribution Specialist Leader
Through Chris Cline's 25 years in the insurance industry, he has established himself as an industry resource for topics such as perpetuation, merger and acquisition, culture, agency operations, marketing and sales, data and analytics, and has had multiple speaking engagements around these topics. At Westfield, Chris leads a team that is focused on the entire agency life cycle and is responsible for implementing the distribution strategy initiative.
Since joining Westfield in 1994, he has held positions in a wide array of disciplines; ranging from graphic designer and marketing, sales, training, compliance and personal lines P&L leadership. Through his diverse experiences and life-long focus on continual learning (he's a closet science geek), Chris has helped create and deliver meaningful agent experiences through a powerful combination of relationships and technology. He's also the inquisitive and thought-provoking host of Westfield's award winning podcast, Closing the Gap.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Akron. Away from work, Chris and his family spend as much time as possible camping, cruising their magazine cover feature quality 1968 Chevy C10, and racing BMX or mountain bike around the country.
Kickstart Your Succession Planning
Perpetuation planning is a necessary practice all agencies
should have in place regardless of size or years in operation but how do you
know you are adequately preparing. During this session you will learn key
measures you should have in place whether looking to transition your agency
soon or protect its viability in the event of an unforeseen circumstance. You
will also have a chance to hear from a few agents on their journey in either
buying or selling their agency.