Meet Our Marketing Staff

Chief Marketing Officer

Steve Bontell is responsible for sales and marketing at Settlers Life. For over twenty years, Steve has been a dynamic leader in the insurance community working as a senior home office and field sales executive, consultant and sales trainer, agency owner, and producing agent for companies such as Allstate Insurance Co, Progressive Insurance Co, Pennsylvania Life Insurance Co (Universal American), Insurance Office of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ( Life Secure Insurance Co), OneAmerica (American United Life), Liberty National Insurance Co (Torchmark), and Tribute Direct. Steve served as Forethought Life's leader of its final expense life insurance initiative and created a national long term care assistance program, The Care Connection (Nurse Navigator), and a national end of life assistance plan, (Funeral Protection Plan), to support senior citizens and their families requiring insurance and non-insurance solutions before, during, and after death. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.

Senior Regional Marketing Representative

Rob has an extensive final expense and senior market background and has served as the national final expense marketing director at Forethought Life and served in national sales roles with CNA, Universal American (American Pioneer Life), Physicians Mutual Life, Citizens Security Life, and United American (Torchmark Corp). In addition to final expense, Rob is an authority on long term care insurance, Medicare supplement, Medicare advantage, and the Part D prescription drug program. Rob is responsible for helping Settlers Life grow nationally in all 44 states.

Director of Telesales Operations

Josh is responsible for the operations related to Settlers Life's ExpressApp sales process and the internal Telesales Team. Our new ExpressApp is a way for Settlers Life agents to complete and submit business entirely over the phone. Business is processed faster, which is a win for the company, the agent and the client. As a former agent, Josh has the experience and expertise required to ensure the ExpressApp is an immediate success.

Director of Marketing

Amy began with Settlers Life in 2009 as the Advertising Coordinator. Amy coordinates the planning, implementation, promotion and management of Settlers' marketing communications strategy to support the company's business plans and objectives. She is also responsible for marketing operations, sales support staff and initiating solutions that stimulate success with Settlers Life's 6,500 partner agents and agencies.



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