The first thing we want our prospective clients to know is that we view insurance acquisition as the beginning of a working relationship, not as a single, commodity purchase.  We are not oriented to one-time transactions.  We are focused on becoming long-term insurance advisors to our clients.  Our focused experience and in-depth industry knowledge allow us to provide unparalleled design strategies and implementation solutions for the exacting needs of corporations, top executives, and private affluent individuals.

To this end, the partners of Nease, Lagana, Eden & Culley, Inc.— Mac Nease, John Lagana, Mark Eden and Dave Culley —combine over 130 years of specialized experience.  Our partners and staff are committed to education and industry credentials as demonstrated by: 

  • 15 CLUs (Chartered Life Underwriter)
  • 2 MBAs (Master of Business Administration)
  • 1 Ph.D.
  • 2 CFPs (Certified Financial Planner)
  • 5 ChFCs (Chartered Financial Consultant)
  • 2 FLMIs (Fellow, Life Management Institute)
  • 1 CEP (Certified Estate Planner)
  • 1 CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist)
  • 1 EA (Enrolled Agent)
  • 5 Accredited Estate Planners with the National Association of
    Estate Planning Councils
  • 1 ACS (Advanced Communication System)
  • 1 CAP (Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy)
  • 1 LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Counsel Fellow)
  • 1 MA (Master of Arts)
  • 1 MPFP (Masters in Personal Financial Planning)
  • 1 MtX (Masters of Taxation)
  • 1 REBC (Registered Employee Benefits Consultant)
  • 1 RHU (Registered Health Underwriter)

In addition, our firm is a recognized source of leadership in the industry.  Our principals and staff have experience including:

  • Past President and Board Member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU)
  • Senior Editor of the Journal of Financial Services Professionals
  • Advisory Boards of major insurance companies
  • Product Development Advisory Committees with various carriers
  • Technology Committee for M Financial
  • Professor for graduate level courses at a state university
  • Industry taxation committees
  • Past President of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council
  • Past President and Board Members of the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals (SFSP)
  • Past President of the Atlanta Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Board of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council
  • Advisory Board of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Board Member of a major reinsurance company
  • Current Executive Board Member of AALU

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