BURLINGTON, N.C. – Andy Albright, President and CEO of National Agents Alliance, will deliver the keynote address for the inaugural Enrich Life Over 50 (ELO50) conference at the McKimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University on March 14 at 9 a.m., event organizer and ELO50 founder Bill Zinke announced today.
Enrich Life Over 50 is a national organization with planned chapters in 27 major cities, dedicated to the regeneration of 109 million Americans over age 50, many of whom are qualified and ready to forge ahead in their extended longevity.
Zinke said securing Albright was important because of his background and his ties to the Triangle and North Carolina State University, where Albright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986.
“The first speaker is important to the event,” Zinke said. “We picked Andy carefully because he is well known in the area for his hard work and success. He’s an N.C. State graduate. He is a model of what happens when you work hard, and use your capabilities to the maximum. It’s a great example of what can be accomplished for older people to follow.”
Albright, 50, co-founded National Agents Alliance in 2002 and has turned it into one of the biggest Insurance Marketing Organization in the United States. The company is headquartered in Burlington, N.C.
“I’m excited to be speaking at my alma mater and to be the first keynote speaker for ELO50,” Albright said. “I have told people for years that I wasn’t going to get serious about business until I turned 50 and that happened last year. I can’t wait to speak at the event.”
Albright is one of four speakers scheduled to present at the event. Dana and Jim Robinson of the SCORE team and Dr. Janice Wassel, Director of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Gerontology program, will speak at the event.
The focus of ELO50 is on the seven pillars of aging successfully: productive engagement, social connection, healthy diet, exercise/physical fitness, adequate sleep, financial management and spiritual well-being.
Admission to the event is free, with space limited and reservations required.
People over the age of 50 in the United States represent 1/3 of the total U.S. population, and account for more than 50 percent of total annual consumer spending. Zinke believes this segment of the population should be better recognized, appreciated and served. The goal of ELO50 is to integrate this segment more effectively into the economic and social fabric of America.
“The two big things are helping older people remain engaged and socially connected,” Zinke said. “We’re on a mission. It’s not just putting on events.”
For further information, please visit: www.elo50.com.