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Executive Team

We hire only the best and the brightest. Our management team has the combined strength of more than 150 years of experience in all of the key disciplines required to deliver on our mission of identifying and meeting rapidly-evolving consumer preferences regarding the purchase of life insurance. This unprecedented blend of marketing expertise and insurance knowledge offers customers the opportunity to purchase life insurance directly.

Kevin Wilshusen

President, AIG Direct

More than 15 years of successful sales and management experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining us, Kevin spent four years as a financial representative with New England Financial, a Metropolitan Life affiliate.

Patty Karstein

Senior Vice President, Media

An expert campaign strategist with 20-plus years of media advertising planning, buying and management experience, including work on such national brands as Fairmont Hotels, Fisher-Price and Stri-dex. With extensive knowledge of all on-line and off-line media channels, Patty manages our wide-ranging direct response program.

Terre Remington

Director of Administration

Terre joined us in October 2000 with over 20 years of successful sales and operational experience. Originally part of the sales team, Terre was promoted to Co-Director of the Sales Department in 2005. Terre flourished with her operational insight and process enhancements which led to the opportunity for her to move to her current position, Director of Administration. Her entrepreneurial spirit has brought new insight into ways of generating an exciting, performance based atmosphere to the administrative department under which consumers benefit with the highest degree of highly skilled, motivated personnel at their disposal. Providing a superior customer experience while getting the consumer the protection they need is the department's top priority!

Brad Johnson

Director, Software Development

Brad formally joined the our family in 1998 as the Manager of Software Development, after working three years developing and supporting the Contact Management System that is still in use by the company today. In 2004, Brad was promoted to Director of Software Development, where he continues to oversee a seven-member team responsible for the technological and functional evolution of the Contact Management System as well as other applications that support and manage the business.

Prior to joining us, Brad spent more than 19 years working in the aerospace and engineering industries with companies such as General Dynamics, Pratt & Whitney, Daimler Benz, and Rohr. His experience included research and development work on the tomahawk cruise missile program, jet engine components and the space shuttle.