Steve Dyches and Tony Christensen, Financial Services Professionals, Awarded

Steven Dyches and Tony Christensen are Recognized as Agency Rising Leaders

Intermountain Financial Group, LLC the Utah agency for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), awarded Steve Dyches and Tony Christensen with the Agency Rising Leader award, recognizing each of them as two of its top financial services advisors.

The Rising Leader award recognizes individuals who have achieved the highest level of all-around sales and service performance in their first five career-contract years.  Dyches has qualified in his fifth year and Christensen in his first.

Christensen attributes his success to the strong support from his Sales Manager, and the strength of the company he represents. “The tools available to me, the support I receive from my sales manager and general agent, and the strength of the products available for my clients is why I have reached this level in my career.” said Christensen. “We are able to service our clients, assist them with their financial strategies, and help them feel positive about their futures” continues Dyches. 

“Steve and Tony continuously exhibit exemplary sales skills and top performance characteristics,” stated Todd A. Reid, General Agent. “We congratulate both of them for their accomplishment and look forward to the continued years of success.”

Steve joined the agency 5 years ago after practicing law for almost a decade. He is a graduate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. Christensen is a graduate from Dixie State College with a Bachelor degree in finance.

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About the Firm:

For more than 157 years, local residents and businesses rely on Intermountain Financial Group to help them secure their financial futures. The company significantly impacts Utah’s economy as seen in the numbers below (as of December, 2010):

  • More than 14,000 policyholders and clients1
  • Managing over $711 million in assets2
  • Over $3.9 billion in life insurance coverage in force3
  • Over $28 million of life insurance benefits (claims) paid4
  • More than $8 million in dividends to whole life policyholders5

The company has been in awarded the national Sloan When Work Works award in 2010, 2009 and 2008, as well as the Work/Life Award by the Utah Department of Workforce Services in 2010, 2008 and 2007 naming them one of Utah’s best places to work. The company currently has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and St. George, Utah.

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*Securities and investment advisory services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, LLC. member SIPC.  (Salt Lake City Agency – 6340 S. 3000 E., Suite 500, SLC, UT  84121 – (801) 943-6277)

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives.

Insurance offered through MassMutual and other fine companies.

1.            An insured, owner, or payer of a MassMutual policy or contract.

2.            Includes values of MassMutual and subsidiary insurance companies’ insurance and retirement products and investment products offered through MML Investors Services, LLC, a MassMutual subsidiary.

3.            Amount of individual life insurance in force as of 12/31/10 related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company.

4.            Amount of individual life insurance claims paid from 1/1/10 to 12/31/10 related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company.

5.            The amount of dividends to whole life policyholders in 2010.

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Utah Financial Services Firm Hires Mandy Aguirre as Recruiting Director

Intermountain Financial Group hires Mandy Aguirre to Oversee Agency Recruiting Directives

Salt Lake City and St. George, UT—Intermountain Financial Group, the Utah Agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), has hired Mandy Aguirre as their Recruiting Director. In this position, Ms. Aguirre is responsible for recruiting entrepreneurial-driven individuals for the strong and growing agency.

Aguirre joined the agency with five years of experience as a Financial Professional and Recruiting Director. “I love this industry, and when I was given the opportunity to become the recruiting director for this prestigious company, I did not hesitate,” says Aguirre.

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About the Firm:

For more than 157 years, local residents and businesses rely on Intermountain Financial Group to help them secure their financial futures. The company significantly impacts Utah’s economy as seen in the numbers below (as of December, 2010):

  • More than 14,000 policyholders and clients1
  • Managing over $711 million in assets2
  • Over $3.9 billion in life insurance coverage in force3
  • Over $28 million of life insurance benefits (claims) paid4
  • More than $8 million in dividends to whole life policyholders5

 The company has been in awarded the national Sloan When Work Works award in 2010, 2009 and 2008, as well as the Work/Life Award by the Utah Department of Workforce Services in 2010, 2008 and 2007 naming them one of Utah’s best places to work. The company currently has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and St. George, Utah.

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*Securities and investment advisory services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, LLC. member SIPC.  (Salt Lake City Agency – 6340 S. 3000 E., Suite 500, SLC, UT  84121 – (801) 943-6277)

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives.

Insurance offered through MassMutual and other fine companies.

  1. 1.            An insured, owner, or payer of a MassMutual policy or contract.
  2. 2.            Includes values of MassMutual and subsidiary insurance companies’ insurance and retirement products and investment products offered through MML Investors Services, LLC, a MassMutual subsidiary.
  3. 3.            Amount of individual life insurance in force as of 12/31/10 related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company.
  4. 4.            Amount of individual life insurance claims paid from 1/1/10 to 12/31/10 related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company.
  5. 5.            The amount of dividends to whole life policyholders in 2010.

Intermountain Financial Group Hires New Recruiter

Intermountain Financial Group, the Utah General Agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), has promoted Anton Brog to serve as the Agency’s recruiter. Mr. Brog will actively be recruiting individual’s to join the firm in the financial advising capacity helping people and businesses with their financial needs.

Mr. Brog joined the Intermountain Financial Group in late 2007 to head their strategic alliance department and recently accepted the added position as recruiter. “We are excited that Mr. Brog has accepted this new position within our management team,” stated Mr. Todd A. Reid, JD*, CLF, General Agent. “He has the knowledge, the fortitude, and the experience to expand the Agency’s already strong team of financial professionals.”

Mr. Brog, who earned his MBA with the University of Utah, has over nine years of experience in the financial services specialty and is a registered principal with the Agency. “I am looking forward to utilizing my advanced skills in the sales and marketing arena’s to be able to promote this career opportunity for an award-winning agency,” Mr. Brog said. “I am jumping right in and will be creating a strong presence at the local universities and in the Utah communities.”

About the company:

For more than 156 years, local residents and businesses rely on Intermountain Financial Group to help them secure their financial futures. The company has been in awarded the Work/Life Award by the Utah Department of Workforce Services in 2008 and 2007 naming them one of Utah’s best places to work and the national Sloan When Work Works award in 2008. The company currently has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah; St. George, Utah; and Provo, Utah. The agency boasts over $740 million assets under management as of year-end 2007.

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* Licensed but not practicing
**Securities and investment advisory services offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, Inc. member SIPC. (Salt Lake City Agency – 6340 S. 3000 E., Suite 500, SLC, UT 84121 – (801) 943-6277)

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives.

Insurance offered through MassMutual and other fine companies.