Skylight Comes Together in Toledo to Celebrate 2019’s Top Performers


January 31, 2020

To start off the new decade, the entire Skylight team came together to honor those who exceled in 2019. Almost 300 attendees congregated at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Toledo for evening of food, drinks, and merriment.

The award ceremony was emceed by Toledo’s own Mike Buganski, whose enthusiasm and humor were only outshined by the sparkly shoes he chose to wear for the event. After the ceremony concluded, the banquet hall transformed into a vibrant casino for guests to play games enjoy each other’s company.

Check out our Top Performers of 2019 below:

  • Life Insurance-Chris Reinke
  • Equity Leader-Tom Gallagher
  • Disability Income Insurance-Chris Reinke
  • Annuity LeaderRobin Price
  • Total First Year Commissions-Tom Gallagher
  • Financial Planning LeaderDan Lauletta
  • Lives Leader-Chris Reinke

Associate of the Year

The Associate of the Year award went to Cincinnati’s Charles Idemudia. Charles, who is now approaching his third year with the company, serves as the perfect reminder to young financial professionals everywhere about the power of work ethic and how to pursue long-term success. In a statement, here’s what Charles had to say:

“I’m incredibly grateful to be receiving this award and truly appreciative of the environment I have at Skylight. The resources here, from staff members to back office employees to other planners, have helped my practice grow exponentially in just a short amount of time. I want to make sure every client or prospect I come across has the best possible experience and I believe Skylight has made that process very easy for me. Winning this award at this stage of my career lets me know that the late nights and early mornings of the past few years have all been worth it and I will take that with me as I continue growing.”

Rising Leader

Cleveland’s own Katy Bryan was the recipient of the Rising Leader award. Katy has been with the company for just under a decade and continues to assist the firm through countless initiatives.

“It is great to be a financial planner at such a great organization” said Katy in a statement. “I want to thank all of the staff, my team at Dorman Legacy Advisors, and my teammate Bryce Smetana for all of their hard work and dedication to help make this possible. Special thanks to my husband Mark Aronica and my two boys Anthony and Alex for all of their support and love over the years!”

Team of the Year

Skylight’s newest award added to its banquet was the Team of the Year award, which honors producer groups that exceed production expectations, successfully guide junior associates, and make it their mission to be a force for good in their community. This year, the Regal Financial Team out of Solon, Ohio received the inaugural recognition.   

“I’m so proud of our team at Regal and our team at Skylight Financial Group.  Our success is not measured by trophies, but rather the impact we have on our clients.  We look forward to continuing to build our practice and serve our clientele” said Tom Gallagher.

The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Associates of the Year

Last but certainly not least, we had our most prestigious recognitions: the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Associates of the year. Stay tuned for an exclusive story about our top 3 Associates of Year and hear what they had to say!

Congratulations to all! Check out the full photo album from the event.