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, MBA, LUTCF, LACP, MDRT
Aamir Chalisa is a Managing Director at the Oak Brook, IL branch of Futurity First Insurance Group (FFIG). He leads this branch with 50 agents; it was a leading Branch at Futurity in 2021
Aamir currently serves as the International Advisory Council Chairman for GAMA Global.
With a successful record of accomplishment in growing diversity in corporate America, Aamir has 31 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry.
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.
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 spoke at GDM/GAMA conference in Pakistan in 2019. He just spoke at BLIS Conference in Beirut.
Active in his community, Aamir volunteers with FBI Chicago, President of OPEN Chicago a Pakistani non-profit Entrepreneurial Business Organization and is active in many other community-based organizations. He was President of the FBI Chicago Citizens Academy Alumni Association in the past and the Secretary for 6 years at the FBINCAAA. He also was a part of creating the FBI Students Citizens Academy and was conference Co-Chair for 2 annual conferences. He is also engaged with the DHS community roundtable. He is also the PR in charge of Willowbrook Mosque with Anjuman-e-Saifee Chicago.
Throughout his career, Aamir has won many sales and management awards and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) many times. Aamir is the Chair of The International Advisory Council of GAMA Global and has attended GAMA’s LAMP conferences for the past 29 years. In 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors at GAMA where he served till 2019 and was named GAMA International volunteer of the year in 2015. 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.
Aamir is volunteering with GAMA Global to enhance its footprint across the world and helping GAMA reach out to train managers across our globe.
Aamir recently authored a book named “Leadership Beyond Borders” available on Amazon, where he wrote about discovering diversity and volunteerism across two continents.
He earned his undergraduate degree and an MBA in Finance/Marketing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Aamir lives in Naperville, IL with his wife, Nuzhat who is an Endocrinologist. They have 2 children, Farah who is lawyer and Amaan who works in healthcare consulting. His hobby is travelling; he has travelled the world.
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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