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Manuel Amezcua

Panelist | Firm President, CEO, MassMutual Great Lakes


Manuel Amezcua is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, public speaker, and executive in the financial planning, wealth management, and insurance industry. He currently serves as Firm President, CEO for MassMutual Great Lakes. MassMutual Great Lakes is one of the leading brands in helping to create financial security, stability and success on behalf of the individuals, business owners, and institutions it serves in the United States. Manuel is also the founder of the Podium Group – Risk Management and The Collective Financial Group, both growing national planning practices. The Podium Group – Risk Management has a concentrated focus on serving professional athletes, business owners, and executives. The Collective Financial Group is a community of highly empowered and accomplished women who have developed a strategy and platform to engage, mentor and empower women in our industry and those they serve as clients. Prior to March 2017, Manuel served as Managing Partner for MassMutual Chicago. Within Manuel’s two-year span serving and leading MassMutual Great Lakes, the firm has been recognized on‘Metro Detroit’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For’ list in 2018 and 2019 as well as Crain’s Detroit Business ‘Cool Places to Work in Michigan’ list in 2019. 

Manuel was recognized in the 2019 Detroit 500 ‘Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit’ by DBusiness Magazine, received the 2019 Huebner Service Award fromthe Society of Financial Services Professionals Detroit Chapter and MassMutual’s national Community Service Award in 2019 and 2015. Manuel has spoken at Litera Summit, ReKroot Webinars, MassMutual Academy, MassMutual’s National Marketing Summit, NAIFA Chicago’s Taste of MDRT, GAMA’s global LAMP conference, NAIFA Illinois’s annual conference, Mutual of Omaha, FutureSmart Challenge, FUND Conference, FWD Collective, Hoopis Performance Network’s Firm Foundations program, and various other tech start-up, sales and financial services programs. His talks focus on the power of having great vision, developing a unique brand, working intentionally from a plan, relentless hustle & execution and maintaining volcanic levels of grit to create amazing outcomes and your best year ever, every year. 

At the forefront of Manuel’s personal life are his wife, Samantha, and two children, Ava and Atlas. They share a passion for community involvement and maintain a commitment to iF Charities (Israel Idonije Foundation) and NFL Alumni Association. Manuel serves on the Board of Governors at the Skyline Club, the Executive Committee for the Game on Cancer, & the DePauw Centers Co-Curricular Advisory Board. He served as Chair of the Melanoma Research Foundation’s Wings of Hope Gala (Chicago) in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has provided previous board service to NAIFA Chicago, POSSE Chicago’s Leadership Council, the Center for Economic Progress, and the Reilly C. Bush Foundation. 

Manuel Amezcua is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. 3000 Town Center, Suite 3100 Southfield, MI 48075 Tel: 248-357-7600. MassMutual is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies. Agency officers are not officers of MassMutual. Financial Services representatives are independent contractors and are not employees of MassMutual, its subsidiaries, or of general agents with whom they contract. CRN202204-262069 

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