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Our Team

Meet your financial services team at Professional Investors Life and Annuity, LLC. We’ve built a team to provide the educational tools necessary to empower, enable and help you make informed decisions impacting your financial well-being.

Edward J. Mazur, CLU, ChFC

President & Advisor

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Edward J. Mazur, CLU, ChFC has been in the financial services industry since January 8, 1973. As Founder and President of Professional Investors Life & Annuity he holds life, health, property and casualty licenses in several states. He served as President of the Connecticut Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors and is a founding member of Professional Investors College Planning. 

Kara Mazur-Miller

Vice President & Advisor

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Kara Mazur-Miller serves as Vice President of Professional Investors Life & Annuity. Formerly the Marketing Director of the Company, she comes with great credentials, having graduated from the University of Alabama magna cum laude with a degree in Marketing. Since graduation, she worked for CNH Capital in Racine, WI in their financial services/marketing area. She currently oversees all operations activity at PILA and is a founding member of the Your Family Bank branch of our company and Professional Investors College Planning. She is also an Investment Advisor Representative through Interactive Financial Advisors, Inc. located in Chicago, IL.

Some of her other notable achievements include being a 5-time National Racquetball Champion and 2-time National Collegiate Racquetball Champion, representing the University of Alabama. For a short time she also played on the Women’s Professional Tour.

In addition to having her life, accident & health license since 2014, she has successfully passed several securities exams as noted below. She also oversees and handles small group benefits, Medicare Advantage & Medicare Supplements plans, & individual health insurance through Access Health CT.

State Securities Law Exam
Series 66- Uniform Combined State Law Examination- March 21, 2014

General Industry/Products Exam
SIE- Securities Industry Essentials Examination- October 1, 2018

Series 7- General Securities Representative Examination- February 4, 2014

Principal/Supervisory Exam
Series 24- General Securities Principal Examination- August 1, 2014 

Shawn Ferguson

Licensed Broker & Advisor

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Shawn Ferguson has joined Professional Investors Life & Annuity as a licensed broker for life, accident & health. He is also an authorized representative of Your Family Bank, a financial literacy program for paying off debt and increasing retirement savings. 

Shawn brings with him great experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the team in 2020, he spent the previous 10 years with Prudential  Financial and held various positions in both the Retirement and Annuity divisions of the company.

He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University holding a bachelor’s degree in finance. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, and spending time with friends and family.

Scott Nelson

Attorney & Advisor

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Scott Nelson is an attorney and lifelong financial services professional who has combined his financial services experience with his legal background to provide debt-elimination services to individuals, families, business owners, and anyone else that strives to pay off their debt in the best manner possible.

In addition to his financial services background, Mr. Nelson also is an estate planning specialist providing Wills, Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Designation of Health Care Agent documents for his clients. 

Mr. Nelson received his bachelor’s degree (BBA) in finance from Southern Methodist University, his law degree (J.D.) from Drake University Law School and his Masters in Laws (LL.M. - Taxation) from Boston University School of Law.

Alexa Perry

Executive Assistant

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Alexa Perry joined the team at Professional Investors Life & Annuity in January of 2015 as the Executive Assistant to Kara Miller.

Alexa’s key responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations and coordinating all of the administrative activities for the office. Additionally, she regularly interacts with clients, agents and companies to manage and fulfill their needs.

Alexa is a graduate from the University of Connecticut and holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. Alexa is proud to be a member of the PILA team!

Brendan Quinn

Sumner & Sumner

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Brendan Quinn is President of Sumner & Sumner, Inc. a large Regional Property & Casualty Firm with its main office in Willimantic, CT along with space within our office in Farmington, CT. He brings many years of experience and expertise in Property & Casualty, Group Benefits and Health Insurance.