Aamir Chalisa is currently a Managing Director at the Oak Brook, IL branch for Futurity First Insurance Group (FFIG). He leads this branch with 38 agents and was the number 2 Branch at Futurity in 2017 with over $2 Million in GDC. He joined this Company in a Sales Vice President role managing 6 branches for FFIG. Prior to this 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 was responsible for attracting qualified sales representatives and for enhancing Nationwide’s diverse markets presence.
Aamir has 27 years of experience with a successful record of accomplishment of growing diversity in corporate America. At Nationwide, he played a critical role in growing the field sales force through various recruiting programs, working closely with management and with the company’s Multicultural Marketing team to increase Nationwide’s presence in diverse markets.
Prior to 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. Was mainstage speaker at GAMA International LAMP Asia 2016 in Bangkok and spoke on agent recruiting & development. Aamir also spoke at NAIFA National convention in 2016 and 2018.
Aamir is the VP of the FBI Chicago Citizens Academy Alumni Association; Board member of the Founders Council of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association, 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, US Attorney Generals office etc.
Aamir has won many sales and management awards throughout his career and qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) three times. Aamir is also on the Membership Committee of GAMA International and has attended GAMA’s LAMP conferences for the last 23 years. In 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors at GAMA to head up the India Task Force and was named GAMA International volunteer of the year. He has received GAMA’s first in class award twice in his career. He won GAMA awards in 2015, 2016 & 2017. He has also attended MDRT and LIMRA Conferences many times. He also served on the NAIFA National 20/20 task force and is a member of their National Diversity Council.
Aamir earned his undergraduate degree in Finance/Marketing and an MBA in Finance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
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.