Forum 400 Names Dana Mikstay 2016 President

CHICAGO, IL, January 28, 2016 – Mesirow Financial is pleased to announce that Dana Mikstay has recently been named the 2016 President of the Board of Directors of Forum 400. Dana is the second woman ever to be named to this prestigious post in Forum’s forty-two year history. Most recently, she served as vice president and was program planning chair for the 2015 Forum 400 Annual Meeting. Forum 400 is an exclusive community of the top Life Insurance and Financial Services professionals in the country, best known for its uncensored exchange of emerging trends, competitive intelligence and innovative client solutions.

Dana Mikstay is a senior managing director for Mesirow Insurance Services and serves as a member of the Insurance Management Committee that oversees the strategic direction of the Division. As a senior managing director and principal of Mesirow Financial, Dana delivers innovative insurance solutions that achieve the long-term goals of affluent individuals, families, closely held businesses, middle market private and public companies, and high profile individuals. She is the recipient of Mesirow Financial’s 2014 Norman Award for Business Development and was featured in Worth magazine’s Leading Insurance, Wealth & Legal Advisors Program in 2011.

“I’m thrilled to have been nominated as Forum 400’s 2016 president,” said Dana. “I look forward to continuing to facilitate the open sharing of ideas that is so central to Forum’s mission. I am confident that this year’s Board will continue to provide strong direction to enhance the value members receive and continue to positively impact the life insurance and financial services industry.”

“Forum 400 is very fortunate to have Dana as their leader in 2016 to help support and grow the association as we move forward,” said Barbara O’Connor, Executive Director of Forum 400. “Dana embodies the sharing mentality that is so central to Forum 400’s mission. We believe Dana is an excellent choice and look forward to her contributions to Forum 400.”

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