2019 Keynote Speakers
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Scott Bushkie, CBI, M&AMI
Scott founded Cornerstone Business Services, Inc. in the economic tumult of 2001. He didn’t survive some of the industry’s most trying years by chance. He did it by adhering to one simple philosophy: Honest conversations, superior results. Today, Cornerstone is one of the largest lower middle market firms in Wisconsin. Operating from offices in Wisconsin and Iowa, its associates have completed several hundred million in sales. The company fields worldwide interest in client opportunities and has led transactions with buyers and sellers based in Europe, Asia and Russia.

A thought-leader in the industry, Scott developed the Cornerstone process to offer investment banking M&A level services to the lower middle market. The result is a closing rate that’s more than double the national average. Scott has authored numerous articles on M&A best practices, and his work is syndicated in regional publications. He is a sought-after expert on the Midwest M&A market and has been quoted in some of the nation’s most respected newspapers.

Jill Judd, LUTCF, FSS
Jill, a State Farm agent, recognized the importance of surrounding herself with successful professionals and joined NAIFA in 2001. She was immediately recruited to the board as the IFAPAC Committee Chair of NAIFA-Santa Cruz (now NAIFA-Monterey Bay). As NAIFA-Santa Cruz President in 2005-2006, the association earned the Jack E. Bobo Award and the highest score to date in California for the Association Achievement Award.

On the state level, Jill served two terms as Membership Chair, moderated LILI, chaired the NAIFA-California Long Range Planning Task Force, the Annual Career Advancement Conference, Personnel, Government Relations and Finance Committees. In addition, Jill was President of NAIFA-California in 2012-2013.

Jill became a NAIFA Trustee in 2013, and was elected as President of NAIFA in September 2018.

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