C. Christopher Sandquist, CLU, CHFC, Joins GAMA International
Falls Church, VA (October 18, 2018) – Chris Sandquist, former Vice President at Prudential Financial, has joined the GAMA International team as the new Senior Vice President of International Markets. Chris is an accomplished business leader who has had a diversified 40-year career in financial services, with his last 20+ years focused on the international arena.
Chris, in his last role at Prudential as Vice President of Capability Development in the Life Planner Center of Excellence in International Insurance, was responsible for supporting field management through training and mentoring. Chris has worked with Prudential’s international subsidiaries in senior marketing, sales and training roles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Argentine operation in Buenos Aires, the Mexican life insurance operation and the Italian operation in Milan.
“For me, to be affiliated with GAMA International is a dream come true. Throughout my career the relationships and support coming from the GAMA community have sustained my efforts to promote the importance of life insurance sales and leadership to advance our industry’s noble mission to ‘Do Well By Doing Good.’ Combining these notions with my international experience gives me the opportunity to expand these values to countries and peoples beyond our borders who deserve the same service and benefits we enjoy in the United States,” said Chris Sandquist.
Bonnie Godsman, CEO of GAMA International said, “As GAMA continues to be the premiere global organization for leadership development, Chris’ experience, credibility and genuine love for ‘the why’ behind GAMA makes Chris a natural addition to the GAMA global team. Chris’ appointment is a critical part of our continued commitment to support and expand the GAMA footprint and support the need for leadership development in our international arena. He will enable GAMA to continue and expand its impact.”
As Senior Vice President, Chris provides GAMA International with valuable expertise in international market development and targeted field training. He will also work with GAMA International Chapters to provide expertise on U.S. market success and how to transfer to GAMA’s global partners.
About GAMA International
GAMA International is an independent national nonprofit organization 501(c) (6), founded more than 85 years ago. GAMA International is the only association dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of first-line and front-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry.