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John Rupright

President, CEO and Senior Partner

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John oversees all operations. In addition, John spends time in the field with sales and joint case development. John is available to assist producers in the Estate Planning markets. John serves on several Home Office advisory boards.

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Dex Umekubo CLU, ChFC

Senior Managing Partner

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Dex spends time in the field recruiting new life producers. He’s available to assist producers on larger cases and advanced sales. Dex is a Past-Chairman of NAILBA and a Past-Board Member of ACORD and has been in the business for over 40 years.


Angie Hughes

LTCP, Managing Partner

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Angie manages the health dept. Which includes working with agents on LTC, Med Supp, Disability, Cancer, Heart, Stroke, Short term Care, and MA/PDP.


Scott Gilpin

Life Department Manager

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Scott oversees the life insurance department. He can help with life illustrations, product support, case management, marketing, and licensing.

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Rick Roberts

Medicare Marketing Manager

Ext. 125

Rick is our resident Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage,  and Part D expert. He will assist you with any product questions, open enrollment and help you expand your Medicare market.


Scott Sandquist

Annuity Marketing Manager

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Scott markets annuities. He spends much of his time making outbound calls and assisting agents with their annuity questions. He is also available to visit agents in the field.


Sean McBride

Field Marketer

Ext. 124

Sean spends most of his time calling on agents, visiting them in their offices and attending industry trade shows. Sean is versed in Life insurance, Med Supp, and MA/PDP programs.


Jeremiah Popelka

Field Marketer

(785) 342-3096

Jeremiah spends his time out in the field, visiting new and existing agents to help support them.

MaryAnn Vidricksen


Ext. 120

MaryAnn will help answer phones and direct agents to the appropriate contacts within the office.


Pat Temple

Supply Representative and Social Media

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Pat handles all requests for agent supplies, marketing materials and product information. She handles life in force service requests. She also works with our social media platforms.


Tony Redendo

Regional Marketing Consultant

(602) 300-0869

Territory: AZ, NV, CA.
Tony is available for meetings, point of sale and field work for Life, Annuity, LTC, Med Supp and Final Expense.


Michele Schwartz

Commission and Accounting

Ext. 136

Michele handles the accounting, and is in charge of all finances regarding business operations.


Dana Umekubo

Life Case Admin. and Tech Support

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Dana supports Scott in the life department, running illustrations, processing business, and status. He also handles our computers and website troubleshooting.

The Keehner Group

5856 S. Lowell Blvd, #32-404
Littleton, CO 80120
800-466-1181           (303) 795-6423 Fax


Donald “Kip” Keehner

The Keehner Group, (Denver)

Ext. 2223

Kip entered the insurance business in 1974. He has been an agent, a sales manager and a top producer. Kip also worked in an insurance company’s home office as Vice President of Estate and Business Plans, Vice President of Life Marketing and Senior Vice President of Marketing of a national multiple line insurance company. Kip was one of the first to introduce and train agents on universal life products in 1979 and 1980. He has been an often requested speaker at events spanning across the mid-west and western states. Kip and John opened the Colorado office in 1985, naming it The Keehner Group/Producers XL, and Kip has managed the office since then.

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Lori Ludden

Case Administrator

Ext. 2222

Lori is Kip’s office administrator in Denver. She has been in the insurance industry for 20 years. Her responsibilities include processing applications, field underwriting, illustration support, and over all case processing of all new business in the Denver office.

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Scott Brewer

Case Manager

Ext. 2220

Scott has lived in Colorado since 1977. He has been working in the insurance business since 1996. His current responsibilities include scrubbing application and policy paperwork, licensing & contracting, and other customer service duties.

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Jeff Snowden

Ext. 2221

Jeff started his insurance career in 2002 working as a captive agent for a company that specialized working with seniors where he became gained valuable experience offering Medicare Supplements, Long Term & Home Health Care products & Final Expense policies. He worked as a Producer, Field Trainer and Unit Supervisor. In 2010 he made a strategic career decision and became an Independent Agent. Shortly thereafter Jeff was introduced to the Keehner Group and developed a relationship with the staff that was always a source for answers and ideas. Jeff is the newest member of the team and will be working as a Field Marketing Analyst where he will partner with P&C Agents and Wealth Managers to open and expand their practices into new markets.

New Mexico Brokerage

8500 Menual NE, Suite A335
Albuquerque, NM 87112
505-463-3922            888-218-9959 Fax

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Brett Adams


Brett Adams is President of NM Brokerage, a Brokerage General Agency he established in Albuquerque in 2003. Brett’s main responsibility is growing his business through agent relations, business planning, sales support and carrier negotiations. Brett also oversees the day to day operations of his agency. Brett has worked both at a carrier and a brokerage general agency until he formed NM Brokerage.

When not in the office growing his business, Brett spends his time with his wife Sandy, his son Jerrett, daughter Jackie, and an occasional game of golf.