Business Development Summit 2013: Gaining the Edge

  • February 19, 2013
  • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Hilton Costa Mesa

The Business Development Summit is replacing University Day, and should prove to be a great educational opportunity for all brokers on a wide variety of subjects. We will be offering you a chance to visit with our local carrier and general agent partners, giving you the chance to gather the latest information about their products and services, all helping you to grow your business and "Gaining the Edge".



Cathy Rigby
Olympian Gymnast, Actress and Motivational Speaker
Balancing Wellness

Cathy Rigby captured the hearts of million and popularized the sport of gymnastics in the United States during the 1960s and early 1970s.  With her youthful pig-tailed beauty and remarkable athletic skill, Cathy became the first American woman to win a medal in the World gymnastics competition at 15 years-old and went on to perform in the 1968 Summer Olympics at Mexico City, earning the highest US gymnastic scores, and the 1972 Games in Munich, becoming the first american woman ever to medal.  Click here for video clip.


Following her retirement from gymnastics, Rigby was very successful on stage and is best known for her role in Peter Pan, which she has played more than 3,000 times.  In September 2011, she revived her role as the show launched a two-year national tour.  Click here for video clip. Recently, Rigby finished filming An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars which aired in July 2012.


All of these successes did not come without challenges.  As a 15 year-old gymnast, Cathy Rigby fought performance pressures from coaches, became anorexic and bulimic, nearly died, and was hospitalized twice before conquering her afflictions.  Today, Rigby is a prominent healthcare and motivational speaker, sharing her moving account of her youthful drive to maintain an air of excellence, the path that brought her so close to death, and her tireless journey for the gold.


Morning Keynote Speakers:



Ron Goldstein, President & CEO

CHOICE Administrators


Public vs Private Exchanges:What Brokers Need to Know


Ron Goldstein is the President and CEO of Orange, California based CHOICE Administrators, and has been the leading architect in the creation and acceptance of group employee-choice health insurance Exchanges. He currently is responsible for a series of health insurance programs including America’s longest-standing, state-approved health insurance Exchange, CaliforniaChoice.

In 1990, Goldstein joined Word & Brown as Vice President of agency operations, and annually earned the coveted NAHU Golden Eagle for Management award. In 1996, he was named Senior Vice President of Word & Brown’s newly launched CaliforniaChoice. In this role, Goldstein conceptualized and designed the defined-contribution model for CaliforniaChoice, which allowed the company to emerge as the nation’s leading health insurance Exchange for small and mid-size group’s healthcare benefits.

In 2003, Goldstein was appointed President of CHOICE Administrators, a Word & Brown Company, and appointed CEO in 2011. CHOICE Administrators is the nation’s leading developer and administrator of health insurance exchanges including CaliforniaChoice, CaliforniaChoice 51+, Kaiser Permanente Choice Solution, HSA California, Contractor’s Choice and Choice Builder, the nation’s first dental and ancillary Exchange.

To support the employee-choice mission of CHOICE Administrators, Goldstein has overseen the development of a number of innovative consumer decision support tools that includes cross-referenced provider and formulary guides, enrollment budget planning tools and an online enrollment engine that supports multiple benefit choices from multiple plans. Through 2012, CHOICE Administrators served over 10,000 employers representing more than 150,000 members since its inception.

Sam Manfer, Sales Mastery

Take Me to Your Leaders

Sales Mastery was started in 1995 by Sam Manfer. Through his sales processes, he and his staff have turned mediocre sales people into over-achievers. Sam is an expert sales person and he uses his personal experiences along with humor and stories to show sales people how to develop and leverage high-level relationships and how to implement his sales strategies, tactics and techniques. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, Sam has addressed thousands of experienced sales people and senior managers in hundreds of sales meetings all over the world. Sam develops and delivers his own materials and integrates it into Sales Mastery.


Hilton Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol Street

Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
7:00 to 8:00 AM

Welcome, Break-out Sessions, Keynote Speakers, Exhibits and Lunch
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

On Site Registration - $35

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