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Manuel Amezcuaemail

  • Professional Story

    Manuel Amezcua is a dreamer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and executive in the wealth management and insurance industry who is obsessed with adding value and solving problems in every room he enters.

    He currently serves as CEO for MassMutual Great Lakes and is also the founder of the Podium Group which has a concentrated focus on serving professional athletes, business owners, and CEOs.

    Within Manuel’s six-year span leading MassMutual Great Lakes, the firm and his family have sponsored and supported over 60 nonprofit organizations and been recognized on Metro Detroit’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For’ list annually since 2018, as well as Crain’s Detroit Business ‘Cool Places to Work in Michigan’ list in 2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023.

    Awards & Achievements

    • Recognized in the 2019, 2020, 2021. 2022, and 2023 Detroit 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit by Business Magazine
    • Received the 2019 Huebner Service Award from the Society of Financial Services Professionals Detroit Chapter
    • Received MassMutual's national Community Service Award in 2015, 2019, and 2022
    • Recognized as a 2023 Inspirational Leader by Employ Humanity

    During his professional career, he has spoken at more than 50 conferences and companies across the country. His conversations focus on servant leadership, being a great teammate, and doing the things most will not, to achieve the greatness that most will never experience. He attributes some of his success to dreaming big, developing a clear brand and value proposition, working intentionally from a written plan, and having relentless hustle and volcanic grit. He believes the genius is in the simplicity of being kind and polite, remember and using a person’s name, asking for permission, and adding value in the life of other.

    Speaking Experience

    • Detroit Economic Club - Young Leaders Conference
    • MassMutual Academy & National Marketing Summit
    • Litera Summit
    • GAMA's global LAMP conference
    • NAIFA Illinois annual conference
    • FUND Conference
    • FutureSmart Challenge
    • FWD Collective
    • Hoopis Performance Network’s Firm Foundations Program

    At the forefront of Manuel’s personal life are his wife, Samantha, and two children, Ava and Atlas. Manuel is the host of At the Podium Podcast. He served on the Board of Governors at the Skyline Club, the Executive Committee for the Game on Cancer, and the DePauw Centers Co-Curricular Advisory Board. He also served as Chair of the Chicago Melanoma Research Foundation’s Wings of Hope Gala for three years. He has provided previous board service to the Melanoma Research Foundation, NAIFA Chicago, POSSE Chicago’s Leadership Council, the Center for Economic Progress, and the Reilly C. Bush Foundation.

     

  • Languages:
    • English
    • Spanish

  • Specialties:
    • Insurance Strategies
    • Investment Strategies
    • Business Owners


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