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120 S. 29th Street, PO BOX 83589

Lincoln NE 68501-3589

Local (402) 476-5097

WATTS 800-742-7653 FAX (402) 476-5180

Providing Quality Education for the Insurance Industry Since 1985



WELCOME to Career Achievement Workshop-Seminars. We are pleased to work with you and hope to make your experience highly informative, interesting and useful, yet enjoyable.

The seminar work is planned to encourage your professional growth by having you actively employ your present knowledge and reasoning abilities in learning new information. You will find some tasks relatively easy, while others may be complicated and somewhat difficult. They will vary also in the extent to which they allow you to feel finished with them. In those respects, of course, they reflect the everyday world, in which you live and work.


In life and in work, you don't just sit back quietly waiting for things to be given to you. No, you expect to put forth effort in order to obtain things of real value. Knowledge, if it is to be of real value, must be in the outcome of effort-mental effort. So dig in, try your ideas and use your skills. Talk with one another in doing the tasks and share your views.




RICHARD A. PETERS, RHU, LUTCF, a native of Iowa, received a BS Degree in Business Administration and Psychology from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. In 1969 he entered the insurance business in Sioux City, and was appointed Regional Manager with Central States Health & Life Company of Omaha in 1975. He is a licensed producer in Lincoln, NE where he specializes in business and personal planning. Mr. Peters has attended a variety of industry and company training schools and has completed Life Underwriter Training Courses. He became a Registered Health Underwriter in 1980. Beginning with its establishment in 1984, Mr. Peters has been founder, developer, advisor and instructor for Career Achievement offerings.



 LARRY BATTAGLIA, L.L.B.  Larry attended DePaul University and received his law degree in 1973 from LaSalle University.  He is president and CEO of Battaglia, Inc., specializing in minority client representation, insurance law dispute resolution and private trust management.  Mr. Battaglia has been active in the insurance industry since 1978.

JOHN R. GOSSIN CLU, ChFC, LUTCF. John entered the insurance industry in 1955, while completing his B.S. degree in Education at the University of Nebraska. John has distinguished himself in service of the industry as Past President of the NE State Association of Life Underwriters, a National Committeeman, Past Present of the Lincoln Chapter of CLU, and numerous other positions. John is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and has been honored with two of the highest honors a Nebraska insurance professional can receive: the 1990 O.R. Frey award and the 1999 Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska State Association of Life Underwriters. John has many years' experience as an instructor in insurance-related education, including LUTC and pre-licensing education.

MONTE EASTIN, LUTCF. Monte has trained many insurance professionals in his more than 35 years' experience in the insurance industry as a Life, Health, Property/Casualty, and Commercial Lines agent. Monte has worked with numerous companies, and has been an American Family agent since 1977.


DONALD E. ROKUSEK brings more than 40 years of experience in the insurance and financial planning industry to Career Achievement's faculty.  As a manager, recruiter, supervisor, and General Agent, Don has extensive experience developing training programs for insurance agents at both the company and agency level.  Don also served 9 years as a teacher in the Omaha Public Schools.


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