Session 1: State of the Industry – IAMS Recap and 2024 Outlook


Jan 24 2024


CST - America/Chicago
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Session 1: State of the Industry – IAMS Recap and 2024 Outlook

Welcome to Ascend 2024! Join Steve Murray, Curtis Hawks, and Chris Conroy of IAMS as they recap an exciting year in the marketplace and give insight into where IAMS and our industry are headed as we enter 2024.

IAMS, Inc.


IAMS, Inc.


  • Curtis Hawks
    Curtis Hawks
    Executive Vice President, CMO, IAMS, Inc.

    As the CMO and Executive Vice President of IAMS, Inc. Curtis works with advisors and agents in enhancing their business through a variety of strategies. Drawing on his many years of experience in this industry, Curtis provides business development, marketing, and casework solutions. His focus is on helping agents and their firm achieve their goals, with importance on long-term strategies aimed toward consistent growth.

  • Steve Murray
    Steve Murray
    President, CEO, IAMS, Inc.

    Strategies for business growth and development have always captivated Steve Murray’s interest and fueled his motivation to help agents grow their business and provide the finest solutions for their clients. Since becoming partners at IAMS in 1994, Charles Heuring and Steve Murray have continued to place their focus on providing unparalleled service to agents and training the best team of professionals at IAMS to make that happen. With more than 23 years in marketing and case development in the life and annuity departments, Steve has worked alongside some of the best in the business at IAMS and plans to do so for many years to come.

  • 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.

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 24 2024
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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