DOL Regulatory Update Presentation


Jan 20 2022


11:30 am - 12:00 pm



DOL Fiduciary Rule & Regulatory Update

Join our team of DOL Rule experts – IAMS EVP & General Counsel Chris Conroy, Sammons Financial VP of Government Affairs Kevin Mechtley, and SVP & Senior Counsel at Athene, Blaine Doerrfeld – for an update on the new DOL Fiduciary Rules, PTE 2020-02, and what all this means to your business.

IAMS, Inc.


IAMS, Inc.


  • Blaine Doerrfeld
    Blaine Doerrfeld
    SVP & Senior Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Privacy Officer - Athene

    Blaine leads a team of 9 attorneys and 3 paralegals that provide legal support to Athene USA and its retail business.

  • Chris Conroy
    Chris Conroy
    Executive Vice President - IAMS, Inc.

    Chris Conroy is one of the most dynamic and trusted leaders in the financial services industry, having a track record of growing business across insurance carriers, IMOs, broker/dealers, independent RIAs, and top producers. Conroy brings with him more than 20 years of industry experience, serving as head of annuity sales for a top national insurance carrier, and previously as senior vice president of national accounts at a leading IMO. In addition to his current role with IAMS, Inc., Conroy served as the 2020 chairman of the National Association of Fixed Annuities, NAFA.

  • Kevin Mechtley
    Kevin Mechtley
    Vice President - Legal & Director of Government Affairs - Sammons Financial

    Kevin’s expertise includes fixed and index annuities, life insurance, and the legal, regulatory and compliance challenges applicable to both. His responsibility includes coordinating government relations at the state and federal level on key company initiatives, including establishing policy direction, creating strategic advocacy plans, and overseeing implementation of the strategy. His background includes coordinating with industry trade groups, designing grassroots and lobbying strategy, and shepherding key initiatives through the regulatory process. He also has experience working with regulators on market conduct exams, coordinating advertising and business practice reviews, drafting internal company procedures related to suitability, privacy, STOLI, senior sales, and advising on pressing industry topics, such as the DOL Fiduciary Rule. While his background in the industry began in legal and compliance, Kevin also has significant experience working closely with sales and distribution, including collaborating with key partners and IMO relationships as well as development of sales strategy and marketing programs.