Tom Tancredo, Robert Gibbs, and Mike Huckabee to Headline 2014 Benefits Selling Expo

The leading conference for advisors and brokers in the employee benefits industry.


DENVER – November 19, 2013 – The annual Benefits Selling Expo  - April 1-3, 2014 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs – www.Benefits Selling Expo – will host a top-notch slate of keynote speakers as it celebrates its 10th annual gathering of the country’s top agents and brokers. The event will focus on the new employee benefits landscape, six months into national health care reform—and will welcome an estimated 1,000 attendees.

“With the noisy opening of the public exchanges still ringing in our ears, and the full impact of Obamacare bearing down on us this year, it seemed only fair that we go all in with politics this year,” Denis Storey said. “Robert Gibbs can offer some insight, possibly giving us a peek behind the curtain of the new health care law’s inception. Mike Huckabee, will almost certainly fight to represent the GOP in the next presidential election and will be able to offer a legitimate critique of the legislation. And, Colorado’s own Tom Tancredo will offer a state-level examination with a Colorado case study.”

The keynote speakers for the 2014 Benefits Selling Expo are:

  • Robert Gibbs—Former White House Press Secretary and longtime advisor to President Obama
  • Mike Huckabee— Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Tom Tancredo—Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives & possible 2014 GOP candidate for Governor of Colorado

The Benefits Selling Expo is the benefits industry’s premier educational and networking conference. In addition to keynote addresses, the three-day Expo includes dynamic educational sessions, an interactive exhibit hall, valuable networking time, and much more. The event is presented by the publishers of Benefits Selling magazine and published and produced by Summit Professional Networks. The 2014 Benefits Selling Expo is supported by Colonial Life, The Hartford, Lincoln Financial Group and more than 90 leading carriers and industry service providers. Time sensitive discount registration for benefits brokers is available through December 13, 2013. Learn more at or by calling 800.831.8333.

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2012 Broker of the Year Winner Announced at 8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo

Brandon Scarborough named 2012 Benefits Selling Broker of the Year 

Benefits Selling magazine unveils top broker at 2012 Benefits Selling Expo 

San Antonio, TX (April 10, 2012) Benefits Selling magazine, published by Summit Professional Networks, announced today that Brandon Scarborough has been named the 2012 Broker of the Year at the 8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo in San Antonio, Texas. 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 benefits industry in a positive way.

Brandon Scarborough, co-founder of Power Group worksite division and PowerEnroll at Power Group Cos. in Overland Park, Kansas, founded Benefit Design Group, because it allowed him to focus strictly on providing voluntary benefits to low-wage workers employed by nursing homes. Scarborough continued his business until he merged with Power Group Cos. in 2007 when the company wanted him to run a new worksite division. For Scarborough, the appeal of the benefits industry centers on the opportunity to help a wide range of clients. Whether a group is small or large, Scarborough can help that client find a plan that fits best for its unique needs. Read more. 

“We were flooded with nominations this year,” Benefits Selling Editor Denis Storey explained. “The Broker of the Year represents the best our business has to offer. I congratulate Brandon Scarborough for being Benefits Selling’s 2012 Broker of the Year.”

The other finalists for the 2012 Broker of the Year award, sponsored by Aflac, were David Goldfarb, President of DSG Benefits Group in Dallas; Joe Milano, Area Vice President for Gallagher Benefit Services, Itasca, Ill.; Rina Tikia, President, Tikia Consulting, Metairie, La.; and Brian Ward, Managing Director of Investments at Ward Financial Advisory Group in Nashville.

To find out more about the 2012 Broker of the Year or to learn more about this year’s expo, please visit—and stay tuned to the June issue of Benefits Selling Magazine.



Benefits Selling is the authority for brokers and agents selling group and voluntary employee benefit products. As the industry leader, the editorial mission of Benefits Selling is to cut through the fluff and provide brokers with the best sales strategies, reveal upcoming trends and analyze the latest research in order to be the most successful, customer-based brokers in the business. Our goal is to provide the most practical sales-focused information for benefits brokers and agents to help them act as an invaluable resource for their clients. We strive to be the leading resource in the benefits market by delivering exclusive real world sales tactics, news and information through our magazine & web site and by bringing brokers together with other market players on and at Benefits Selling Expo.


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8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo Announces Four-Star Keynote Line-Up: Dean, Hughes, Denzter and Hicks

Centennial, CO, 13 March 2012 — The 8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo – May 9-11 in San Antonio, TX,  hosted by Benefits Selling magazine, is proud to announce its most diverse and significant keynote speaker lineup. The 8th Annual is gearing up to the biggest year to date for benefits selling brokers and agents. Continue reading