BISMARCK, N.D.– March 21, 2011 – Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA) recognized the efforts of Brad Connors as the Representative of the Year at the company’s national educational conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The annual event, held from March 2 – 5,provided an opportunity for attendees to share strategies for developing effective solutions to help clients reach their financial goals.

Brad started with ICA in August of 1998. He exemplifies everything good about what it means to be part of a family – his family at ICA, his community family, his office family and of course, his own family. Brad has always put the interests of others above his own, leading quietly and with conviction. He has given of his time and his talents to serve others, always agreeing willingly when asked.

“ICA reps are dedicated to addressing the unique needs and goals of each individual client that they work with,” said Greg Gunderson, president and chief executive officerof ICA.“Brad has demonstrated this philosophy by committing a generous amount of time and effort to each relationship and putting the needs of his clients first. We are proud to have Brad on our team at ICA.”

The conference was tailored to give attendees the tools to enhance the productivity and success of their practices, including new approaches to marketing and referrals. Attendees also learned about the issues facing client’s retirement in the current economy, as well best practices for developing retirement income sources.

“As our economy begins to recover, the primary focus for ICA’s representatives in 2011 is helping our client’s get their retirement plans back on track,” said Gunderson. “Our annual conference helps attendees gain insight into new retirement income strategies, as well as methods to maximize 401k rollover opportunities.”

The event featured workshops and educational sessions designed to help the company’s representatives better understand investor emotions, asset movement trends and product innovations. Captain Jerry Linenger, retired U.S. flight surgeon and NASA astronaut, also shared his personal story of embracing challenge and overcoming adversity.

Brad Connors is located at iWealth in Waseca, MN and can be reached at 507-835-9111.

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