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Engage. Encourage. Empower.

To accelerate our growth potential and success by becoming a key industry leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About WIN

The Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) is a National Life Group community of bright, forward-thinking women and men dedicated to being a positive catalyst for diversity and inclusion in the financial services field. Standing on our core pillars of innovative leadership, diversity and inclusion, empowering women and giving back, WIN strives to build a culture where diversity thrives and uplifts the communities we serve.

WIN is dedicated to these core pillars:


Working with industry leaders and organizations to develop members as they take their careers to the next level and beyond.

& Inclusion

Creating an equitable arena to listen and learn in order to break barriers and bias that exist in every community.


Building a strong network of financial professionals empowering women at every level as essential leaders in the financial services industry.


Upholding the corporate values of National Life Group to serve our local communities. Do good. Be good. Make good.

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Meet the Team

Meet our fearless leaders!

Pam Blalock

Pam Blalock has been the Senior Vice President for National Life Group’s Affiliated Distribution Channel since 2014. She leads channel sales, strategic initiatives and recruiting as well as oversees profitability, marketing strategies, training, leadership development, compliance and other regulatory/supervision requirements. Pam joined National Life Group in 2012 as a Vice President and Regional Distribution Officer. Her 26 years prior to NLG were with New England Financial and MetLife, where she was a Field Vice President. Pam is also the Executive Sponsor of NLG’s field-facing Women’s Inclusion Network.

Brittany Russo

Brittany Russo is a Director of Sales & Distribution celebrating her 9th year as a member of the National Life Group family.  Brittany started her career as an independent agent with New York Life, where her desire for helping clients secure their financial future began. As an enthusiastic public speaker, Brittany excels in motivating and educating advisors across the country to find their passion in helping others. She naturally brings awareness to the benefits of life insurance and annuities, teaching agents how to protect the lives and futures of their clients.

Brittany first started her National Life Journey as a member of the Life and Annuity Sales desk in Montpelier and is currently a proud member of the Strategic Thinking Institute and the 2021 leader of the Women’s Inclusion Network.

A graduate of Norwich University, Brittany has a Master’s in Business Administration Project Management and a BS in Business Administration & Marketing. She is now excited to be working towards her CLU designation with The American College of Financial Services. Although born in Las Vegas, Brittany was raised in rural Vermont and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband Michael. Brittany enjoys spending time at Dodger games, exploring other countries and visiting Vermont as often as possible.

Lizzie Dunbar

Lizzie brings over ten years of advertising and digital marketing strategy to National Life’s Brand Team from a diverse spectrum of agency and brand experience in Denver, Boston, and Vermont. As a Brand Manager, she works to seamlessly align the National Life brand presence across the enterprise with strategic and data driven approaches infused with energy.

As executive producer for WIN, (Women’s Inclusion Network), and BUILD, (Blacks Uplifted in Leadership Development) for National Life, Lizzie creates the infrastructure for communities to connect and thrive within the larger Financial Services ecosystem.

With a fierce passion for National Life’s values of Do good, Be good, Make good, Lizzie works to advance and develop the National Life CAUSE through all the work she produces along within her own personal ventures as an active member of her community; coaching Tennis, mentoring at her local elementary school, and sitting on the Board for MENTOR Vermont.

When she isn’t out blazing a trail in the great outdoors, it’s common to find Lizzie writing letters via snail mail, cranking the tunes of her vinyl collection, or puzzling through the NYT’s Sunday crossword with her husband Greg..

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