Staffing & Culture | 03.29.23
BISA's Future Leaders Committee: A Conversation With Amanda Vogel
by: Amanda Vogel and BISA Staff
Introducing BISA’s newest installment of the Committee Spotlight series — featuring Amanda Vogel, Future Leaders Committee co-chair. Amanda takes a deep dive into the highlights, achievements and future outlook of the committee. As co-chair of this new integration into BISA, Amanda provides a great sense of leadership and commitment to all parties involved within the committee. Read on to hear more about Amanda and her experiences as a co-chair thus far.
How did the committee form and what is its role in BISA’s mission?
Future Leaders was another opportunity presented by the DE&I Committee to graduated Rising Stars last fall. After applying and being selected, we started on laying the foundation of what the Future Leader Committee would look like. Since it is still a relatively new committee, it is very much a work in progress. It is meant to be a next step in the Rising Star program and a way to embrace all of those who are passionate about shaping our future as an industry. We are looking to mentor, develop and network while always encouraging diverse perspectives and innovative initiatives.
What 2022 committee success or achievement are you most proud of?
Our group not only established ourselves as a committee in 2022 but also became the brand champions of BISA. Our group worked to get in touch with all current member firms and educate them on the values that the organization could bring. We wanted to ensure as many new participants as possible at the 2023 BISA Convention.
Can you share the goals of the committee for this year? How do you see the committee making an impact?
This year we filled a few more empty seats, and with our new members, we are turning our minds to expanding our wings. We are hoping to look at fresh ways to bring new, diverse recruits in all areas of the industry.
How does your committee membership and leadership decide what goals to focus on? What is your plan for achieving them?
We are very collaborative in terms of coming up with goals. Megan Richter from US Bank, Pamela Dawson from US Bank and I also keep in touch with the president of BISA, Mike Miroballi, to make sure we are in line with the board’s goals along with our DE&I counterparts’. With a full committee, we plan to rely on everyone’s creativity, knowledge and resources in order to hit our goals. This new goal will be long-term in its efforts, and I anticipate it spanning into the years to come.
Can you talk about your individual role as a committee member? What do you provide to the committee’s progress toward its goals?
As a co-chair, I work closely with Megan Richter (my counter chair) and Pamela Dawson, who is our DE&I board liaison. We work together to keep timely agendas, hold others accountable and cultivate good conversations. As an individual, I try to be as open with my peers as possible — not shy to ask questions, throw out ideas or state my opinion.
About Amanda Vogel
Amanda’s career started at Protective Life as an internal wholesaler on the annuity desk in 2012. She transitioned to National Account Specialist supporting the account managers and their firms. In 2018, she became a product manager for Huntington Financial Advisors working with structured products, ABLE accounts, 529s, and small business retirement plans. Most recently, she joined the team at Kuvare Holdings as the Key Accounts Director, building the Financial Institution Channel at United Life Insurance Company, Guaranty Income Life and Lincoln Benefit Life. Traveling, both personally and professionally, has provided Amanda life experiences that has taught her being positive always makes for a better outcome. Her mission in life is to make everything she encounters better.
Amanda received a double bachelor’s degree in General Business and Human Resource Management at the University of Central Florida. During her time at UCF, she was a scholarship athlete on the Women’s Rowing Team and a member of Alpha Sigma Pi Honor Society. She never let her time go to waste and in the summer’s off, she filmed a documentary in Africa to increase awareness of a sister school in need and was the second female in Northern Kentucky to receive her Ranger Award (equivalent to an Eagle award in Boy Scouts.) Amanda holds her series 7, 63, Life and Health licenses. Other notable recognitions are Employee of the Quarter at Protective and BISA Rising Star in 2018.
Outside of work, Amanda is married with two little girls. They live on their little plot of heaven in Alexandria, KY with two dogs. She loves to be in the kitchen creating new and exciting foods to share with family, especially movie night popcorn. She enjoys being overly involved with her girls at school including being a soccer coach, volunteering in class, supporting the boosters and as a member of the Parent Teacher Committee.