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Ringler Associates Announces New Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer: Melissa Evola Price

Aliso Viejo, California, July 5, 2016 – Ringler Associates Incorporated, the largest company of structured settlement consultants in the United States, is proud to announce that Melissa Evola Price, President of Structured Financial Associates (SFA), will be joining Ringler as Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer effective immediately.

Melissa Price

Melissa Price

Melissa Price, from the Greater Detroit area, has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the profession. She joined SFA in 1999 as a Structured Settlement Consultant/Corporate Marketing Consultant, expanding her role to National Account management, marketing/communications, IT infrastructure, corporate business development planning. Prior to that, she worked for eleven years in the Electronic Commerce (EC) industry, where she specialized in strategic planning, product management and sales management focusing on emerging product markets. She has Life, Health and Accident Insurance licenses in multiple states and is a member of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA). She also holds the Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC) certification.

Ringler President and CEO Geoffrey E. Hunt commented, “We are absolutely delighted to have Melissa join our executive team. Melissa has long been known as one of the distinguished thought leaders in our industry now dedicated to assuring Ringler reaches new levels of innovation and growth. I could not be more excited to have Melissa as my partner as we write the next chapters of Ringler as the continued leader in settlement consultanty. Melissa has the intelligence, energy and creativity to make outstanding contributions to our future.”

Upon accepting the position Price says “I have admired Ringler as a company and I am very pleased to be able to become part of the leading firm in our industry. Joining Ringler provides an opportunity to work with Geoff, the leadership team and Ringler board to execute on our strategic plan that delivers the advances so necessary for us to continue advising our clients as well as injured parties and their families for the best possible outcomes.”

Hunt also notes that James M. Early, Executive Vice President and National Sales Director at Ringler has decided to retire at the end of the year, notifying the Ringler leadership several months ago. Early will

continue working on the executive team to assist in the transition through 2016 and he will continue in an consultanty role as he takes the reins as President of NSSTA in 2017.

And Ringler Chairman of the Board, W. Ross Duncan adds that, “Melissa is well respected across our profession and all of us at Ringler look forward to working with her in this important position as we look toward the future. We welcome Melissa, her husband Chris and his son, Harry, to the Ringler family.”