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Who We Are

Americans for Life Financial Services is a your insurance specialist with an independent mindset to help provide the top options for your needs.

Our Team

Our dedicated staff is here to provide you with the knowledge and experience to invest confidently. 

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M.J. Gissas

Managing Member

MJ is a licenses insurance agent in the state of Connecticut & Massachusetts. Beginning his career in 2010, he allocated his time learning the insurance industry with a focus on life insurance. Realizing that life insurance is an underutilized retirement tool, Michael focused his time helping clients understand the unknown advantages. Saving for retirement without market risk has greatly increased his client's ability to reach their retirement goals. With conservative investment strategies and a focus on customer service, MJ started Americans for Life Financial Services in 2016.

"I started this company to help simplify retirement for anyone looking to make smart financial decisions. You have the ability to retire happy!"

MJ also volunteers his time through the organization Ally G's Everyday Angels Foundation, which he is the treasurer. The 501(c)3 foundation raises money and awareness for lives in need through community action to promote the general welfare of our society.

Lacrosse has always been a passion of MJ's. With his playing days behind him, coaching has allowed him to stay connected to the sport. His coaching career began in 2013 at Southington High School. When the position became available, Michael took over the lacrosse program at Bristol Central in 2017. Through understanding of the game and skills development, MJ hopes to bring the first championship banner in lacrosse for the Rams.

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Sharon Leland

Office Manager

Sharon is a licensed insurance producer in the state of Connecticut. She worked in the insurance industry before deciding to take some time to pursue her love of helping children with special needs. After almost a decade of working with and helping children in the classroom, Sharon returned to the insurance industry in 2016. She is very focused on helping make the insurance and financial planning process for clients as smooth as possible. 

Volunteering and helping in the community is a very important hobby in Sharon's Life.

Sharon joined the AFL team in 2018


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