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Regional Marketing Directors

Steve Course

12792 Valley View Street, Suite 118
Garden Grove, CA 92845-1417

Office: 844-893-6433
Fax: 714-893-6533

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As a director of group marketing for the western United States, Steve specializes in the sale and marketing of Companion Life products through general agents, brokers and specialty distribution systems. His primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining effective working relationships, conducting product training and providing fast and effective service.

Steve began his insurance career in 1983 after graduating from Chapman University in Orange County, California. Steve is a highly motivated and creative executive whose career has been characterized by rapid advancement, increasing responsibilities and notable achievements in marketing sales, underwriting and operations.

 


Larry Wood, DIA

401 SW Water Street, Suite 110
Peoria, IL 61602
Cell: 309-338-9365

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 Larry Wood

 

As a director of Group Marketing for the Midwest Region of the United States, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and the greater St. Louis marketplace, Larry specializes in the sale and marketing of Companion Life products through general agents, brokers and specialty distribution systems. His primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining effective working relationships,conducting product training and  creating effective marketing and sales plans.

Larry began his insurance career in 1984, and has successfully built and managed distribution systems throughout the entire United States. Larry majored in business while attending Illinois State University and has since earned the professional designation of Disability Income Associate (DIA).

 


Skip Eynon

P.O. Box 100102
Columbia, SC 29223-5666
Office: 803-264-5012
Cell: 803-920-6721

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 Skip Eynon
As the director of Marketing for South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, Skip supports the sale and marketing of Companion Life group products and services through a network of General Agents and other distribution partners. Skip’s primary responsibilities include sales and enrollment support, onsite product training, and quick and responsive service to all of his partner producers.

Skip began his employee benefits career in 1978 following his graduation from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Eddie E. Smith, FLHC, GBDS

2158 Northgate Park Drive, Suite 405
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Office: 423-468-3566
Cell: 423-710-4936

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As the Assistant Vice President of Group and Specialty Market Sales, Eddie leads the sales team and serves the Southeast Region encompassing Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Eddie supports the sale and marketing of Companion Life group products and services through a network of General Agents and other distribution partners. Eddie’s primary responsibilities include sales, relationship growth, enrollment support and enhanced knowledge of Companion Life's portfolio.

Eddie's insurance career includes experience includes claims, service and sales. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, College of Business.


Gentry Woodburn

2067 Wolfin Avenue, Suite 135
Amarillo, TX 79109
Office: 806-335-0767

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Gentry serves as Companion Life’s director of Group Marketing and Sales for Texas and Oklahoma. Her primary responsibilities include sales and developing and maintaining working relationships. Gentry specializes in product training and service for her general agents and brokers. She will be working on strategic marketing and sales plans as well as service and broker training.

A graduate of Texas Christian University, Gentry has a wealth of insurance industry experience and was recognized consistently as sales leader. Additionally, she has management training through the Ritz-Carlton as well as residential real estate experience.

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Cheryl Rogers

2158 Northgate Park Drive, Suite 405
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Cell: 423-400-3070

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Cheryl serves as Business Development Director for Ancillary Sales.  She supports sales and marketing of Companion Life group products and services on national accounts and leads the implementation process on large groups.  She is also responsible for identifying and developing new partnership opportunities as well as developing and managing Companion’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Agency relationships.  Cheryl’s primary responsibilities include relationship growth by providing sales support, product training and responsive service.

Cheryl’s 40-year insurance career includes experience in sales and marketing, account management, underwriting, stop loss and service management.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tennessee.