Chris Eaken, Vice President, Compliance and Administration
Chris Eaken
Vice President, Compliance and Administration
Chris Eaken, Vice President, Compliance and Administration

Chris oversees and ensures compliance of Legacy’s marketing and product development initiatives, as well as licensing and contracting, and suitability. She works directly with our carriers to ensure Producers and IMOs receive exceptional service.

Her expertise and industry experience is invaluable when it comes to product and project implementation initiatives. With Legacy since its inception, Chris has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton, and holds FLMI, AIRC, AIAA and ACS designations from Life Office Management Association. She regularly participates in and attends industry compliance meetings. In addition, Chris holds Series 6, 26, 63, and 65 licenses.

Julie Jacobs, Human Resources Leader
Julie Jacobs
Human Resources Leader
Julie Jacobs, Human Resources Leader

Julie is a human resources professional, with strong knowledge of HR management, operations, and strategies used to calibrate corporate objectives. Julie prides herself on being an influencer, relationship builder, and employee/employer advocate. Within her 20-year human resources career, she has worked in technology, construction, and non-profit sectors and now lends her expertise to the insurance industry with her position at Legacy.

luba Losyev, Technology
Luba Losyev
Vice President, Technology
Luba Losyev, Vice President, Technology

Luba was at the forefront of infrastructure technology in Silicon Valley, which gives her a unique vantage point and provides Legacy an incredible advantage when it comes to all things technology. While leading her team of IT professionals, Luba fuses together technical capabilities and end user experiences to deliver best-in-class service platforms. Enhancements, maintenance, and production support for the company’s technology infrastructure are just a few of the responsibilities that stem from Luba’s stewardship. She has been with Legacy for 24 years and earned degrees in computer science and physics from Moscow State University.

Karen Obendorf, Director, Producer Sales and Promotions
Karen Obendorf
Director, Producer Sales and Promotions
Karen Obendorf, Director, Producer Sales and Promotions

Karen motivates and mentors not only the Marketing Field Support Team (MFS), but everyone else in the company. As leader of the MFS Team, Karen’s expertise and enthusiasm keep the phones ringing. Her gift for communication, relationship building, and sales translates into Legacy’s own triple threat. Karen thrives on crafting new and exciting sales and marketing initiatives for IMOs and Producers. Since Legacy’s inception, she has held a number of senior management positions. Also known as the Fun Committee Chairman, she keeps our spirits soaring with her dedication and enthusiasm for the business.

Lynda Pitts, Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Lynda Pitts
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Lynda Pitts, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Lynda began her career in the insurance industry more than 30 years ago, which gives her keen insight and expertise when it comes to developing and marketing exceptional products and trusted services. Early in her career, Lynda knew that more could be done to provide people with a sense of security during their retirement years, so she built Legacy.

Preston Pitts, President
Preston Pitts
President
Preston Pitts, President

Preston joined Legacy in 1994 and has been championing Lynda’s vision, while providing steadfast leadership, ever since. His entrepreneurial mindset and big-picture way of thinking fosters a dynamic and fluid work environment that lends itself to innovation and excellence. He guides and influences the Legacy team to challenge industry norms, encourages creativity, and demands exceptional customer service.

Preston’s experience spans over 30 years, and includes roles as a financial officer in the insurance industry and audit manager with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He brings a deep passion and commitment to Legacy’s mission. Preston also holds an FLMI and a CPA designation.

Amy Setikas, Vice President, Finance
Amy Setikas
Vice President, Finance
Amy Setikas, Vice President, Finance

Amy has been practicing all facets of accounting for more than 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Sonoma State University. She tackles many priorities here at Legacy and is always willing to step in and roll up her sleeves. Her team is responsible for Legacy’s financial planning, banking relationships, commissions, and budget management. She’s been with Legacy since 2006 and holds a CPA designation.

Niju Vaswani, Chief Marketing Officer
Niju Vaswani
Chief Marketing Officer
Niju Vaswani, Chief Marketing Officer

Niju is responsible for growing and nurturing our partner relationships to expand Legacy’s product portfolio and marketplace share. Collaborating with carrier executives, he conceptualizes new and exciting ways to structure insurance products. His team relies on his infectious passion, enthusiasm, and deep insurance industry knowledge to help guide their thought process. Niju’s contributions enable Legacy to remain an industry leader and innovator. He began his insurance career at MetLife in the company’s executive training program for JDs and MBAs. Niju has a master’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University and bachelor’s and LLB (bachelor of laws) degrees from Gujarat University in India. He holds CLU, ChFC, and MBA designations.

Eric Williams, National Sales Leader
Eric Williams
National Sales Leader
Eric Williams, National Sales Leader

Eric has been in the industry for more than 20 years, and his expertise and dedication are easy to detect. He’s a seasoned sales executive who is responsible for developing Legacy’s sales strategy, leading its regional and internal sales teams, and establishing and growing relationships with IMOs and Producers. As a former national account Vice President with John Hancock Life Insurance Co. (USA) and Regional Vice President with Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, Eric has developed a reputation as a skilled relationship builder. He has a degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and holds life, health, property, and casualty insurance licenses.

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  • Chris Eaken, Vice President, Compliance and Administration

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    Human Resources Leader  >
  • Julie Jacobs, Human Resources Leader

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    Vice President, Technology  >
  • Luba Losyev, Vice President, Technology

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    Director, Producer Sales and Promotions  >
  • Karen Obendorf, Director, Producer Sales and Promotions

  • Lynda Pitts,
    Founder, Chief Executive Officer  >
  • Lynda Pitts, Founder, Chief Executive Officer

  • Preston Pitts,
    President  >
  • Preston Pitts, President

  • Amy Setikas,
    Vice President, Finance   >
  • Amy Setikas, Vice President, Finance

  • Niju Vaswani,
    Chief Marketing Officer  >
  • Niju Vaswani, Chief Marketing Officer

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    National Sales Leader  >
  • Eric Williams, National Sales Leader

Legacy Marketing Group
2090 Marina Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94954-6714

Sales Support Hours:
6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific time

Phone:
800-395-1053, Ext 4002

Fax:
800-211-5641

Website:
www.legacynet.com

E-mail:
Marketing@legacynet.com

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Legacy Marketing Group
dba: Legacy Marketing Insurance Services (CA Only)
2090 Marina Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94953-6714
California Insurance License Number: OB 18033

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS

Marketing:
800-395-1053, Ext. 4002
Marketing@legacynet.com

Suitability/Compliance and Customer Service Advocate Help Desk:
800-395-1053, Ext. 5819
SuitabilityHelpDesk@legacynet.com
or
Compliance@legacynet.com

Commissions:
800-395-1053, Ext. 4014
Commissions@legacynet.com

Licensing and Contracting:
800-395-1053, Ext. 4007
LegacyContracting@legacynet.com

Carrier Relations and Product Development, Kyle Pitts:
800-395-1053, Ext. 5810
ProductDevelopment@legacynet.com

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