The Advocator Group, LLC Announces Michael Shunney as President and Chief Operating Officer

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Leading Social Security Disability Advocacy Firm Appoints Industry Veteran to Leadership Team to Propel Company Growth and Strategic Development

Michael Shunney, The Advocator Group

Michael Shunney, President & COO, The Advocator Group, LLC

I look forward to building upon the firm’s foundation of phenomenal client relationships and its strong commitment to partners in order to broadly expand our business.

The Advocator Group, LLC, a nationwide advocacy organization for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), has appointed Michael Shunney as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Shunney was a senior executive with Sun Life Financial for nearly twenty years, where he led the U.S. Employee Benefits Division to significant, sustained annual growth in revenue and net income. Additionally, Mr. Shunney was the founder of Shunney and Associates, LLC—an advi¬sory firm pro¬vid¬ing strategic leadership insight and consultation to companies in financial, insurance, and medical services.

Prior to joining The Advocator Group in a full time capacity, Mr. Shunney acted in a consulting role for several months, advising the senior leadership team of The Advocator Group on issues ranging from changing dynamics in the market to expanding value delivery to insurance carriers. The company seeks to capitalize on his extensive experience and knowledge in distribution and sales, profit building, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational development in order to further its goal of increasing revenue while maintaining a strong margin.

“After two successful decades with my previous company, I was looking for a truly special opportunity for my next engagement. I was deeply compelled by this company’s clear passion for service,” Mr. Shunney says of The Advocator Group. “I look forward to building upon the firm’s foundation of phenomenal client relationships and its strong commitment to partners in order to broadly expand our business. I am confident that we are well positioned to remain leaders in the Social Security Disability and Medicare advocacy fields, as well as further enhance our reputation for bringing innovation to the marketplace.”

As President and COO, Mr. Shunney will work to develop and execute strategies to spark dynamic growth and increase revenues throughout the organization. He has been tasked with enriching The Advocator Group’s culture, so that the company continues to attract and retain high-level talent. Additionally, he will work closely with several key leaders within the company to prioritize The Advocator Group’s commitment to delivering phenomenal customer service.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have Mike join our team," comments Julie Turpin, CEO of The Advocator Group. "Mike is one of the most respected professionals in our industry and the expertise and insight that he brings to the table will drive our company forward in new ways. His energy and enthusiasm for our work is simply contagious and I know that, along with the rest of the leadership team, we will push for even more ambitious goals with Mike on board."

Additional information about Mr. Shunney and services of The Advocator Group is available at

ABOUT THE ADVOCATOR GROUP – The Advocator Group, LLC is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Group’s team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided phenomenal service while each case receives close attention. The company’s core values include humility, integrity, commitment, optimism, learning and creativity. For more information, visit

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