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Focus On Talents: NAIFA AZ & WIFS PHX Presidents on Advocacy, Mentorship, and Community w/ Adam Roth

Updated: Feb 16




The Power of Professional Organizations: A Look Into NAIFA with President Adam Roth


Professional organizations are an integral part of many industries, providing a platform for networking, education, advocacy, and mentorship. In the insurance and financial services industry, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the growth and success of its members. In a recent episode of The Amber Stitt Show, Amber had the opportunity to sit down with Adam Roth, the President of NAIFA Arizona, to delve into the importance of professional organizations and the impact they have on both individuals and the industry as a whole.


Adam Roth highlights the misconception he had when he first joined NAIFA, thinking it was primarily a platform for networking with other professionals in the industry. However, his perspective shifted when he became more involved and recognized the multifaceted role of NAIFA. From advocacy and mentorship to education and community involvement, NAIFA offers a comprehensive support system for its members.


One of the key aspects that Adam and Amber touched upon was the advocacy work of NAIFA. Beyond simply being a networking hub, NAIFA actively engages in advocating for the interests of both industry professionals and their clients. This includes lobbying for policy changes and representing the collective voice of insurance and financial advisors at the national, state, and local levels. The involvement of professionals, like Adam, in legislative activities highlights the significance of having a strong, unified voice in shaping the regulatory environment that directly impacts the industry and the clients it serves.


NAIFA’s commitment to education and mentorship is another vital element emphasized in the episode. The organization provides a platform for individuals, regardless of their experience level, to continually learn and grow within the industry. By fostering mentorship and knowledge-sharing among its members, NAIFA ensures that individuals can access the collective wisdom of industry veterans, thus accelerating their professional growth and elevating their impact in their respective roles.


Furthermore, Adam and Amber discussed the importance of professional organizations in fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among like-minded individuals. Being part of such organizations not only provides opportunities for professional growth but also creates a network of support and collaboration. The ability to connect with individuals who share similar goals and values can be a powerful catalyst for personal and professional development.


The episode also shed light on the significant role that NAIFA plays in addressing the demographic shifts within the industry. With an aging population of advisors and the influx of younger professionals, there is a need for a seamless transfer of knowledge and guidance. NAIFA facilitates this transition through programs such as The Young Advisors Group, which focuses on empowering and guiding young professionals in the industry.


The conversation exemplified the profound impact professional organizations like NAIFA have on the industry’s progression and the individuals within it. As Amber and Adam discussed, the synergy between NAIFA and other organizations, such as Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS), further amplifies the collective impact and broadens the reach of shared goals.


In conclusion, the insightful conversation between Adam Roth and Amber Stitt exemplifies the multifaceted and transformative role of professional organizations like NAIFA in the insurance and financial services industry. From legislative advocacy and mentorship to education and community-building, NAIFA plays an instrumental role in shaping the landscape of the industry and empowering individuals to thrive in their professional endeavors. As the industry continues to evolve, the importance of such organizations in providing a cohesive, supportive environment for professionals cannot be overstated. Whether a member is at the start of their career or a seasoned veteran, the value derived from active involvement in such organizations serves as a testament to the power of a collective, unified voice.


Timestamped Overview:

00:00 NAIFA: Networking group with industry advocacy focus.

04:30 Networking helps organizations and individuals thrive together.

07:04 Experienced professionals mentoring and learning from younger generations.

13:08 Organization promotes bipartisan advocacy for public awareness.

14:03 Advocating for insurance policies in Washington DC.

18:59 You're a great people connector, membership important.

20:28 The Amber Stitt Show: Thank you for listening!


To learn more about NAIFA - Arizona please visit their website:

To connect with Adam Roth join him on LinkedIn:

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