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54 Freedom Leadership Team

Jim Griffin is the CEO and Founder of MoneyIns and 54 Freedom

Jim spent 12 years as a general agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in New York leading one of the largest agencies in the country. A consistent winner of the insurance industry's master agency award and one of 25 general agents chosen in 1990 for the leadership pilot program of the American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. He founded his firm in 1994 and many of his corporate clients include Morgan Stanley, First Boston, Shearson, Lehman Brothers, Wasserstein Perrella and Tiger Management.

Van Albanese, CLU, ChFC, National Accounts Manager

Van is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), National Quality Award recipient since 1970, Member and former President of the Rochester Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, & Member and former Board Member of both the NY State Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Estate Planning Council of Rochester. You'll find Van listed in the 25th edition of Who's Who in Finance & Industry and Who's Who in the East. He is a native of Brooklyn, NY and spent his formative years in Canandaigua, NY. Van is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is an avid golfer and cyclist.

Solutions Marketing Group

The Solutions Marketing Group (SMG) will serve as the account representative on all 54 Freedom partnerships. SMG is a marketing consultancy, providing strategic direction, program development and implementation in research, training and promotion to companies wishing to create brand-building relationships with the Nation's 54 million people with disabilities.

William S. Zywiciel, CLF, LUTCF, CMFC, CLTC

Customer Support Manager and Business Development Bill began his career as an Agent in Chicago in 1990 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sports Marketing. In his 17-year career he has earned numerous company awards including Prudential's highest honor, the National Trophy in 1999 recognizing the #1 Agency in the company. He joined MetLife in January of 2001 where he consistently grew sales and headcount while building one of the premier agencies in MetLife's retail distribution channel. In 2004 he started St. Louis Financial Group, and independent insurance sales, marketing, and consulting firm. His clients include Citigroup, Midland National, and numerous independent advisors throughout the country. Bill holds the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and the Chartered Mutual Fund Consultant designation and Certified Long Term Care designation. He is an AMTC and LUTC moderator, an avid sports and cigar fan, and currently lives in St.Charles, MO with his wife Maria, and children - Sofia and Nicholas.

Mark Victor Hansen, Advisor

With his endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience's attention as well as their hearts. With his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, time and again he continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time.

The Chicken Soup idea was just one of many that has propelled Mark into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, best-selling author and marketing maven. His credentials include a lifetime of entrepreneurial success, in addition to an extensive academic background. He is also a prolific writer with many popular books such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and others. Mark has also made a profound influence through his extensive library of audio programs, video programs and enriching articles in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development.