NFL Head Coach
Mike Holmgren was a star athlete at San Francisco’s Abraham Lincoln High School. He was an all-city quarterback and president of his graduating class. In 1965, Lincoln High School named him Prep Athlete of the Year.
He continued his playing career as a quarterback at the University of Southern California from 1966-1969. As a sophomore he was on USC’s national championship team of 1967. He played behind starter Steve Sogge in 1967 and 1968. Although a back-up, Holmgren was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth round (201st overall) of the 1970 NFL Draft. He went to training camp with both the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Jets.
Holmgren’s coaching career began at his alma mater, Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, in 1971. He was also a history teacher. One year later he moved to San Francisco’s Sacred Heart Catholic Preparatory as a teacher and assistant coach. He later coached and taught at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, California from 1975-1980.
In 1981 Holmgren became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco State Gators under head coach Vic Rowen.
From 1982 to 1985, Holmgren was the quarterbacks coach at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah under LaVell Edwards. During his four-year tenure at BYU, Holmgren not only helped coach the team’s offense to a national championship in 1984, but in that period mentored and developed two of BYU’s future NFL quarterbacks, Steve Young and Robbie Bosco.
Holmgren began his NFL coaching career as an assistant coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 1986-1991. He coached the 49er’s quarterbacks from 1986-1988 under head coach Bill Walsh, working with Steve Young and Joe Montana. Holmgren became the team’s offensive coordinator under head coach George Seifert in 1989. During his tenure with San Francisco, the 49ers posted a 71-23-1 regular season record to reach the postseason each year except 1991. San Francisco won Super Bowl XXIII over the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 and Super Bowl XXIV over the Denver Broncos 55-10. As offensive coordinator in 1989, Holmgren’s 49er offense ranked number one in the NFL.
Holmgren was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 1998, which became one of the most successful coaching stints in NFL history. As head coach of the Packers, Holmgren posted a 75-37-0 regular season record, a 9-5 postseason record, and two Super Bowl appearances, including a 35-21 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. Holmgren’s Packers posted an NFL best 48-16 record, finished first in the NFC Central Division three times, second once, and set a 7-3 mark in the playoffs between 1995 and 1998. By taking the Packers to six consecutive postseasons, Holmgren set a franchise record with a team that had had just two winning seasons in the 19 years before he was hired. Holmgren is well known for molding quarterback Brett Favre. Many of Holmgren’s coaches, including Andy Reid, Steve Mariucci, Dick Jauron, Ray Rhodes, Marty Mornhinweg and John Gruden, would go on to head coaching careers in the NFL.
Holmgren accepted a position as Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks after the 1998 season. Holmgren took the Seahawks to their first postseason since 1988 during his first season with the club in 1999. Holmgren posted a 72-56 regular season record and a 3-4 postseason record, including an AFC West Division title in 1999, one NFC Wildcard berth in 2003, four consecutive NFC West Division Titles from 2004-2007, and the Seahawks first ever Super Bowl appearance in 2005. With the 2005 NFC Championship win, Holmgren became the fifth member of an elite coaching fraternity that has taken two different NFL franchises to the Super Bowl. On December 19, 2008, Holmgren received the Steve Largent award, becoming the first coach in Seahawks history to attain the accolade.
Holmgren served as the president of the Cleveland Browns from 2010-2012.
Mike Holmgren and his wife Kathy met at the age of 12 and were married on June 15, 1971. They have four daughters – twins Calla and Jenny (1973), Emily (1977) and Gretchen (1981). They have 9 grandchildren – Emma (16), Emerson (14), Mary (12), Isabelle (11), Luke (9), Michael (8), Samuel (6), Theodore (3), and Elloise (3).
The Holmgren family is very involved in the Evangelical Covenant Church and the denomination’s North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. In 2004, they led the fundraising drive to build the university’s Holmgren Athletic Complex.
Mike and Kathy are also very involved in Medical Teams International and Holmgren has served as an analyst for Seattle Sports station KJR 950 AM.
Multimedia Personality, Producer and Writer
Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. 2017 marks her twentieth year in the business. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown. In April of 2014, she left Sixx Sense to form the Kasem Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization which and has successfully passed bills in multiple states to stop elder abuse. Soon after her exit from Sixx Sense, Kasem joined Gurvey’s Law on 790KABC.
In addition to co-hosting Gurvey’s Law, Kasem co-hosts the syndicated Red Carpet Radio for Cumulus Media heard on 300 across the US and Get Mortgage Fit heard on 70 stations.
In the the summer of 2014 Kerri made her return to TV hosting segments for ABC’s Rising Star. Kasem previously served as co-host of the nationally syndicated Racing Rocks with Riki Rachtman for nearly seven years. She has produced and hosted shows for MTV Asia, National Lampoon® and Sprint. Her credits include hosting, MTV USA and Asia, America's Funniest Home Videos and Coming Attractions on the E! Network, FOX News, SiTV’s The Rub and UFC programs Ultimate Knockouts 3, Ultimate and Ultimate Knockouts for the UFC and SPIKE as well as a motorcycle travel show for SPRINT called SEE America. She has also co-hosted mornings with Alan Stock on KXNT in Las Vegas and The Solomon Free Money Hour on Angels AM-830, she co-hosted Protecting Your Family with attorney Naz Barouti and spent six years on 97.1 FM TALK in Los Angeles and has also been featured in dozens of magazines.
Kasem founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. The Kasem Cares “Visitation Bill” has been passed in 11 states so far CA, TX, IA, UT, LA, VA, AL, WI, IL, AR and NE with 9 other states adopting a version of the Kasem Cares bill to make it a total of 20 states.
On April 27, 2014, her father Casey Kasem’s birthday, she was awarded a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her foundation’s “dedication to fighting elder abuse and protecting the integrity of the family unit through advocacy.” On April 23, 2016 at the Kasem Cares Conference on Aging, Assemblyman Mike Gatto gave Kasem Cares the California Assembly Certificate of Recognition.
Kasem has made guest appearances on, The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, etc.
For more information, please visit www.KerriKasem.com
Rajiv Nagaich, J.D., L.L.M., Fellow
Elder Law Attorney
Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney licensed to practice in the State of Washington. Rajiv teaches elder law at the University of Washington as an adjunct professor and guest lectures at other Law Schools. He is a published author on the subject and teaches his unique planning methods with other elder law attorneys.
Rajiv hosts a weekly radio show dedicated to the needs of those aspiring towards successful aging and those struggling with the issue. He is a past President of Life Care Planning Law Firm's Association, a board member at Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, member of the advisory committee at John Marshall School of Law and active with many other organizations.
He is nationally recognized for his cutting edge work with seniors for which he was inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in 2014, becoming a handful of attorneys to receive this distinction. He received a bachelor’s Degree from India, his J.D. from Seattle University and L.L.M. from University of Washington.
Rajiv’s desire to serve the senior community outside of his law practice led him to help organize Washington Elder Care and he remains active with the organization as its founding member and officer.
Dr. Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA
Medical Physician - Geriatrics
Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, is a medical director, a healthcare consultant, a teacher, a researcher and a physician board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Boult has extensive experience in developing, testing, evaluating, and diffusing new models of comprehensive health care for persons with chronic conditions.
He has published two books and more than 85 articles in biomedical scientific journals. From 2001-2012, he was a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, where he also held joint appointments on the faculties of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. From 2000-2005, he edited the “Models and Systems of Geriatric Care” section of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and he has reviewed manuscripts for 20 scientific journals and served as a grant reviewer on study sections of the NIA, AHRQ and other funding organizations.
During 2009-2011, Dr. Boult served as a “Health and Aging Policy Fellow” and a Senior Advisor for Geriatrics and Long-Term Care at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
From 2012-2013, he directed the “Improving Healthcare Systems” program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is now the medical director for geriatrics, palliative care and house calls for a large healthcare system. He has provided healthcare consultative services in the U.S. and internationally for the past twenty years.
George Pransky, Ph.D.
Practicing Partner of Pranksy and Associates
George Pransky, Ph.D. is one of two founders of a breakthrough approach to human understanding that is currently among the fastest growing approaches in the world. He has taught for over forty years to individuals, couples, businesses and colleagues. Dr. Pransky is the author of The Relationship Handbook and over fifty audio recordings. During his career he has served on the faculty of three graduate universities including WV University School of Medicine and Michigan State University. He has spoken at The College of Medical School Deans, The College of Nursing School Deans, and The American Psychological Association.
The diversity of Dr. Pransky’s clientele is attributed to his unique understanding of human functioning and interaction, the application of which has significant impact on interpersonal relationships. Currently he is a partner at Pransky and Associates in La Conner, Wa and on the executive committee of the Three Principles Global Community.
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Professor of Economics
Am I ready to retire?
Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Head of International Department for Fiscal Sustainability Studies, the Gaidar Institute, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, and the Director of the Fiscal Analysis Center. Professor Kotlikoff is a NY Times Best Selling author and an active columnist. His columns and blogs have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, The Economist, Yahoo.com, Huffington Post and other major publications. In addition, he is a frequent guest on major television and radio stations. In 2014, he was named by The Economist as one of the world's 25 most influential economists. In 2015 he was name one of the 50 most influential people in Aging by Next Avenue.
Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977. From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 19 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent book, Get What's Yours -- the Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security Benefits (co-authored with Philip Moeller and Paul Solman, Simon & Schuster) is a runaway New York Times Best Seller. His other recent books are The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission (Civitas), Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley & Sons), Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press), The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), and Generational Policy (MIT Press). Through his company, Professor Kotlikoff has designed the nation's top-ranked personal financial planning software and Social Security lifetime benefit maximization software.
Professor Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine, the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Joint Committee on Taxation, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., and other major U.S. corporations.
He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
Jim Feek, CEP, RFC
Estate Planner and Financial Consultant
Jim is the founder of the James Feek Corporation and Vice President in Conover’s Private Client Services Division. Over the past forty years, Jim has represented client businesses and families in the successful elimination of over $ 1 billion dollars of transfer taxes. Jim maintains an expertise in all areas of business, estate and wealth planning, with a special emphasis on tax advantageous wealth management strategies. Jim has attained the designations of Certified Estate Planner and Registered Financial Consultant.
Over the years, Jim has served on many non-profit boards and chaired many community and industry organizations. He is most proud of his service as President of Kirkland Rotary, and of achieving “Top of the Table” status of the Million Dollar Round Table (representing the highest level of life insurance agent production in the world) for the past twenty-three years.
A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Jim was recognized as one of the university’s top 100 alumni, an award recognizing him for contributing to his professional field of achievement. He is the author of three tax courses for the Washington, Oregon, California, Virginia and North Carolina Bar Associations and Society of CPAs.
Jim loves to write articles about his favorite subjects: family estate planning, retirement strategies, business succession, corporate strategies for key personnel, wealth preservation and charitable giving. These have often been published in national publications, as well as, in local and regional newspapers. He has appeared on local radio stations, discussing his unique process of uncovering the Intellectual and Human Capital that each of us possess. He believes that each person’s uniqueness, core values, education and life experiences are as significant and valuable to each family as are their financial assets. He is nationally recognized in moving his clients from a “Standard of Living” to a more meaningful “Internal Quality of Life” through his planning techniques.
When he has free time, Jim likes to hang out with his three sons and his wife Kathy. He loves theater and music, and most things art-related. If he manages to get away from his busy community and business life, he can be found fly-fishing, boating or playing his banjo.
Jim’s contributions to his industry are many. He donates much energy and time to community service activities and becomes involved in a leadership role in many non-profit organizations and events. He cares for his clients and the new generations of client families and client businesses. And He believes foremost in the ripple effect of good planning and good stewardship. Jim believes that “life is a contact sport” and that life is better lived with a unique combination of gusto, wisdom and foresight.
Mary Lynn Pannen, RN, BSN, CCM
Geriatric Care Management
Mary Lynn Pannen, RN, BSN, CCM is one of the nation's long-standing experts on Geriatric Care Management and Home Care for seniors and individuals with complex needs. She is also the Founder and President of Sound Options, operating throughout western Washington State.
An outgrowth of her work as a Registered Nurse (RN), Care Manager, and Private Medical Legal Consultant, Mary Lynn based her vision for Sound Options on her more than thirty-five years of hands-on experience working with patients and families.
Since the founding in 1989, she has grown Sound Options into an award-winning company that serves corporate entities, legal guardians, and families throughout the Puget Sound.
In 2007, Mary Lynn was the President of what is now Aging Life Care Association. She has served on many professional boards and is an active volunteer in her community.
Author, Speaker & Consultant
Thinking Retirement "Education for the abundant retirement"
Andy Landis is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Social Security and Medicare, in demand nationwide as an author, speaker, and consultant.
Andy is the author of the bestselling book Social Security: The Inside Story, called the “Social Security bible” and available from Amazon. He is a regular blogger for the Wall Street Journal’s “MarketWatch” site. He has appeared on TV’s Fox Business News and PBS, and is a frequent guest on radio.
Andy has guided tens of thousands to abundant retirements while working at the Social Security Administration, AARP, multi-national corporations, and his own practice, Thinking Retirement.
Through Thinking Retirement, Andy educates both individuals and financial professionals with live workshops, books, articles, webinars, and professional education courses.
Andy lives in Seattle with Kay, Cody-dog, keyboards, camper, computers, cars, and sometimes kids.
Jerry N. Mixon MD
Jerry Mixon was born August 28, 1947 in Patuxent River, Maryland. He attend Robert A. Millikan Senior High School in Long Beach CA, graduating in June of 1965.
Upon graduating high school Dr. Mixon enlisted in the US army where he served with the US Army Airborne from 1965-1968. Following his service in the US Army Dr. Mixon attended California State University at Long Beach from 1968 to 1970.
In 1970 Dr. Mixon attended the University of Utah where he graduated in 1972 with a bachelor of science in microbiology. After graduation he enrolled at the University of Utah's College of medicine graduating, in 1976.
He then went on to complete his internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by his residency in family practice at St. Michael’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1976 to 1979.
Dr. Mixon ran a private practice in Preston, Idaho from 1979 to 1986 that was certified in family practice.
In 1986 Dr. Mixon moved to Shelton, WA where he operated a private practice from 1986 to 1998. Since 1988 he has served as the Director of Longevity Medical Clinic which operates three medical clinics in Kirkland, Lynnwood and Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Mixon also currently serves as a Preceptor for the University of Washington which is a program designed for physicians to assist medical students.