The approach of the Chicago branch office is simple: to work for you. General Manager Aamir Chalisa tells his advisors “You are my client and it’s my responsibility to support your business and help you do the best for your clients.” The branch team helps you navigate the choices available to you at Futurity First to select the best products to fit your clients’ needs. With this emphasis, the Chicago office is one of the top producing Futurity First branch offices.
The strength of the Chicago team is experience. With a team of more than 35 advisors, some of whom have been in the business for over 50 years, the branch has expertise in many areas of the advisory business. And team members emphasize helping and supporting new advisors. Another strength of the Chicago branch is diversity. Advisors from many different cultures are an asset in bringing financial security to the diverse population of Chicago.
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Meet Our Leadership Team
Aamir Chalisa is a General Manager at the Oak Brook, IL branch of Futurity First Insurance Group (FFIG). He leads this branch with 38 agents; it was a leading Branch at Futurity in 2018.
With a successful record of accomplishment in growing diversity in corporate America, Aamir has 28 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry.
Aamir joined this Company in a Sales Vice President role managing 6 branches for FFIG. Previously he was a Vice President of Market Development and Diversity for Nationwide Financial Network (NFN), the affiliated retail distribution business of Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: NFS). He played a critical role in growing the NFN field force through various recruiting programs. He also worked closely with management and with the company’s multicultural marketing team to increase Nationwide’s presence in diverse markets.
Before joining Nationwide, Aamir was in sales and management positions with Met Life, Prudential, and Mony/AXA. With each company, he was responsible for developing and managing an experienced diverse field force while increasing the business presence in the local Chicago Land communities.
His responsibilities also included marketing, advertising, and recruiting activities for all diverse segments. He played a critical role in supporting and developing one of the largest and most diverse Met Life agencies in the Chicago area.
Aamir is active in many diverse communities and spends many hours promoting diversity. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on marketing and diversity. He spoke at the GNP manager’s conference in Mexico City on Recruiting & Retention and attended GAMA day in Manila in 2015. He was a main-platform speaker at GAMA International’s LAMP Asia meeting 2016 in Bangkok on the topic of agent recruiting & development. He also spoke at NAIFA National convention in 2016 and 2018. He recently returned from speaking at GDM/GAMA conference in Pakistan.
Active in his community, Aamir is on the board of the FBI Chicago Citizens Academy Alumni Association, the Community Outreach head for CIA in Chicago, President of OPEN Chicago and is active in many other community-based organizations. He represents his community on the Chicago Roundtable which is a group of individuals that help many Governmental Organizations learn about challenges in their communities. This is organized under the Department of Homeland Security and is represented by many Agencies such as FBI, TSA, USCIS, CBP, ICE, FEMA and the US Attorney General’s office.
Throughout his career, Aamir has won many sales and management awards and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) many times. Aamir is also on the Membership Committee of GAMA International and has attended GAMA’s LAMP conferences for the past 23 years. In 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors at GAMA and was named GAMA International volunteer of the year. He has been honored with GAMA’s first in class award twice in his career. He won additional GAMA awards over many years. He has also attended MDRT and LIMRA Conferences many times. He served on the NAIFA National 20/20 task force and is a member of its National Diversity Council.
Aamir lives in Naperville, IL with his wife Nuzhat who is an Endocrinologist and has 2 children Farah and Amaan. His hobby is travelling and he has travelled the world. Aamir’s latest book, Leadership Beyond Borders, was published in March 2019 and is also available on Amazon.
As the Chicago Office Manager, Rosa’s goal is to make a positive impact on people’s lives. She believes that service is the key to her job and she excels at consistent communication. Rosa most enjoys the personal interaction she gets to have daily with both advisors and clients.
Rosa began working in the insurance industry as a senior in high school in the fall of 1990. Her first position was a part-time receptionist, but in January of the next year she was promoted to full-time Quality Business Clerk. In the nearly three decades since, her titles have included Sales Agent, Marketing Coordinator and Senior New Business Analyst.
Rosa was born in Mexico but has lived in Chicago most of her life. She likes to read, travel and spend quality time with her family. She also volunteers at many charitable and non-profit organizations, such as Feed My Starving Children. She has been married for over 20 years and has five wonderful children.
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