As a busy mother to five children, Karen Essary is no stranger to hard work or to the joys of helping others. While she is the leader of the Marketing Team at Ideal Producers Group, she is also quick to put herself in the middle of a task when it means helping an Agent toward success. Karen says, “I've been helping Annuity and Life Producers for more than 24 years, and it never gets old. I think part of the reason is that we encourage our Members to bring us their difficult cases or unique needs, because if they know they can count on us when the job is tough, then they are confident in our services every day.”
Prior to developing and leading the Marketing Team at Ideal, Karen was the successful manager of a team of annuity advisors responsible for over $300 Million in annual premium. And, though her previous position was with a much larger organization, Karen believes the competition has nothing on IPG. She explains, “It is so exciting to be able to work at Ideal Producers Group where we are a young company, yet we offer our Members so much! From knowledge and education to incentives and bonuses to service and support--we provide it all. We invest everything we can back into our Agents because, after all, they are the reason we exist.”
Karen lives in Shawnee, KS with her five children: Kyle, Dalton, Kennedy, Delaney, and Kaitryn. She in passionate about her faith and family, and is also a die-hard Denver Broncos fan. And you will never catch her missing a KU basketball game!