Cheryl Canzanella Selected as NAIFA's Young Agent of 2019


Jacksonville, FL  August 26, 2019Cheryl Canzanella, LUTCF® of Jacksonville has been selected as the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ (NAIFA) Young Agent of the Year for 2019.

Selected from finalists from all over the country, Canzanella will be formally recognized at the upcoming NAIFA Performance + Purpose conference in Orlando at Walt Disney World’s Dolphin Resort at EPCOT, Sept. 11-14.

“We’re very excited that Cheryl has been awarded this honor by NAIFA and we look forward to the recognition she’s about to receive in Orlando”, said NAIFA-Florida President Shelita Stuart, LUTCF.

With nearly 20 years in the financial services industry, she holds the FINRA series 6, 7, 24, 53, 63 licenses, as well as the 2-15 insurance license. A graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University,

Canzanella currently serves as a Brokerage Director for MassMutual Southeast Coast in the Jacksonville office. Representing her peers, she currently serves as the first female President of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) Brokerage Directors Advisory Council, which partners with the General Agent Association and Agents Association on products, marketing, and technology to help further the success of MassMutual’s Brokerage division.

 In addition, Canzanella is a Past-President of NAIFA-Jacksonville (now NAIFA-Northeast Florida) and is the 2014 winner of the NAIFA-Florida Presidents Award, while in 2018 she was chosen as one of NAIFA-Florida’s “Top 4 Under 40”. She is the Founding Past President of the Northeast Florida chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) and was honored as the WIFS National Member of the Year in 2014.

Recognized for her personal and professional accomplishments within the community, Canzanella was named 2014 Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Top 4 Under 40”.  The Journal also recognized her as a finalist for “Pioneer of the Year” for Women in Business. Her most recent commitment with Drug Free Duval (county, FL) is dedicated to creating the Employer/Workplace Committee under the North Florida Opioid Task Force. 

“Young agents truly are the future of NAIFA and I am so honored to have been chosen as YAT Member of the Year!  NAIFA is a great organization which does so much to further the advancement of insurance and financial advisors – and I’m excited to be a part of it”, said Canzanella.


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