May 9, 2024 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Join us for a session to learn about the value life insurance can offer clients with complex wealth transfer needs that involve illiquid assets. The presentation reviews the problems presented by these types of assets, how life insurance solves these challenges, and two hypothetical case study examples.

Donna M. Scalaro, JD*
Donna M. Scalaro, JD*
Vice President, Advanced Planning, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Donna Scalaro is a Vice President in the Advanced Planning Group of Prudential. In this role she consults with Prudential’s sales force and distribution partners to provide technical knowledge and support for life insurance sales and marketing in the areas of estate, business, charitable, wealth transfer and retirement planning.

Donna joined Prudential in January of 2013 through the acquisition of The Hartford’s individual life division by Prudential. Prior to that, Donna had been a Director with The Hartford’s Advanced Markets group beginning in 1996. Before joining The Hartford, Donna was a practicing attorney in law firms in Connecticut for nine years, specializing in estate planning, estate settlement and elderlaw.

A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York, Donna was cited as the distinguished graduating law school student who achieved excellence in Wills, Trusts and Estates. She completed her undergraduate work at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude and ranked number one in her major. She is admitted to the bar in Connecticut.

*Not in the practice of law for Prudential

Michael G. Connell, CLU®, ChFC®
Michael G. Connell, CLU®, ChFC®
Director, Advanced Planning, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Michael is the newest member of Prudential’s Advanced Planning team, with almost 30 years’ experience in the life insurance industry. Mike has a wide range of knowledge in structuring solutions for estate and business owner planning. Prior to joining Prudential, he did personal production, led advanced planning at a brokerage general agency, managed life insurance premium lending at Credit Suisse, and held numerous sales and marketing positions during his 15 years at ING. Mike graduated from Babson College.