Young Advisor Group

Networking, knowledge and opportunities for a new generation

Young Advisors Group

Young Advisors Group (YAG) is a professional organization for emerging members in the financial services industry. YAG brings the newest generation of professionals together for networking, recruiting and education.

Why is YAG important to our industry?

It offers an outlet for innovation

Young producers give seasoned professionals an opportunity to remember just how productive they can be by bringing passion, enthusiasm and creative ideas with them through the door. YAG fuels and supports their desire for success.

It fills a gap in training

Many veteran producers started in training programs with carriers like MassMutual and New York Life. Today, fewer opportunities exist for advisors to launch their careers and maintain successful practices.

It promises a brighter future

As the number of advisors decreases, the industry will face shortages. Mentoring new talent or facilitating the succession of practices from one advisor to the next will ensure clients receive continuing support.

Additional Information

How can I learn more?

Contact Adam Schaefer or Steve Ziarko to join YAG and start reaping the benefits of membership. You’ll create a brighter future for yourself, your practice and your peers.

Adam Schaefer 

Adam Schaefer

RVP, Protection Products
Novi, Michigan
TF: (800) 381-9790 ext. 7607
Direct: (248) 449-5550


Steve Ziarko

RVP, Protection Products
Novi, Michigan
TF: (800) 381-9790 ext. 7606
Direct: (248) 449-5550

“Your success as an insurance professional may very well depend on the knowledge and relationships you develop with other professionals like you. Staying connected with other professionals gives you a breadth of experiences and strengths which enables you to place risks and hopefully avoid any common mistakes.”
– David Elliot, president of the Young Brokers Council