Speakers
Karen B. McIntyre, R.N. and VA Accredited Agent is President and co-founder of Veterans Information Services, Inc. (VIS) and co-creator of VisPro, the
computer software program designed to assist professionals and their clients in filing VA claims.  She is also co-founder of Veterans Advocate Group of
America (VAGA) and along with her husband, Jay McIntyre, organizes and manages the annual VAGA conferences.

Karen currently manages a list-serve that averages 425 members, answering their VA related questions daily, and conducts in-depth Webinars for
professionals throughout the country specific to VA and DoD benefits and how to better market their practice.  In addition, she co-publishes a monthly
electronic newsletter, Veterans Family Matters - VAGA News, which is received by over 8,000 professionals.

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Rudy D. Beck, a 1974 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, has practiced in the St. Charles, Missouri area for over 43 years. Rudy
frequently presents seminars to the general public and often presents workshops to other attorneys throughout the country regarding Veterans Benefits and
Medicaid Asset Protection Planning. He is a member of The Missouri Bar (Probate and Trust Subcommittee), the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, The
Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He also served as a First Lieutenant in the United
States Army (military police) and was honorably discharged in May of 1975

In 2002, Rudy was elected to the Board of Directors for the Missouri chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and served as
chapter President for the 2008-2009 year. Also in 2002, he received the “Champion of Older American” award from SSM Health Care System in the St. Louis
region. In April of 2005 he was selected for membership in the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA). He is the co-
founder of the following national organizations: Elder Care USA (see Eldercareusa.com), Veterans Advocates Group of America (VAGA), and Veterans Care
USA, with members located throughout the United States.

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Don Quante is the owner of Wealth Protection Advisors, LLC, an independent wealth management firm located in St. Peters, MO.  His focus has always been
the Senior market.  

Since 1983, Don has followed a simple, yet effective, process to help over 3,000 families in two key areas :

   1)    Retirement Income Planning and Long-Term Care           
   2)    Crisis/Asset Protection Planning

“While many firms attempt to be all things to all people, we have found that by focusing exclusively in these two areas, we are able to more confidently design
plans that can help our clients manage their assets to last throughout retirement.”

Don is a member of the elite MDRT, the top ½ of 1% of Financial Planners in the world.  He is also a co-founder of Veterans Advocate Group of America
(VAGA)
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J. Anthony Bradley is an Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney. He is also a VA Accredited Attorney. With offices in in Germantown, TN, he practices in
the areas of Probate Administration and Estate Planning, including: Wills, Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts, Conservatorships, Durable Powers of Attorney,
Special Needs Trusts Planning, Miller’s Trusts, Elder Care Planning & Protection, Veterans Administration Pension Planning, including the Non-service-
connected VA Aid & Attendance Improved Pension and Service-connected Disability Claims (including Agent Orange & Nehmer Claims), as well as Social
Security Disability Claims.

Anthony's practice areas also include Business Law, Real Estate, and Self-Directed IRA’s. He represents clients in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and
Kentucky.

He was named as one of the Mid-South Rising Stars in 2008 and 2009. He was a 2-time recipient of the FIVE STAR Best in Client Satisfaction designation for
Memphis He is a recipient of the Memphis Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award. He has been selected to Super Lawyers in the years 2010 through 2018.
He is a leading Mid-south educator in the area of the VA Aid & Attendance Improved Pension and other topics related to Estate Planning and Elder Law. He
has also been a frequent guest contributor to television news legal segments on FOX13 News “Ask the Attorney” live broadcasts and News Channel 3 for over
10 years.

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Aaron Drake, Immediately following September 11, 2001, Aaron joined the Air Force ROTC during law school and upon graduation served for over 10 years,
wearing the cloth of our nation as a military lawyer.  His assignments included a combat tour in Iraq, a training assignment in Colombia, a teaching
assignment in Peru, and a two-year assignment as a professor at the Air Force Academy.

In 2016, he became a “drill-status” (aka “Weekend Warrior”) member of the Utah Air National Guard and opened the law offices of Good Attorney, PC.  His
personal practice is dedicated to representation of veterans for service-connected disability claims and appeals, as well as consultation and representation on
many other aspects of military and veteran law, including the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, military justice and adverse actions,
security clearance adjudications, and other related practice areas.

Aaron practices law in Salt Lake City, UT and specializes in Personal Injury, Divorce Law, and Military and Veterans Law.

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Amanda Mineer is an attorney with over ten years of experience practicing law. In 2003, she graduated from the University of San Diego Law School. She
then started her own practice in 2005, with a focus on helping entrepreneurs start their businesses.

After witnessing a close friend struggle with a veterans disability claim for several years, Amanda decided to apply her advocacy skills towards helping
veterans navigate the frustrating and complicated VA system.

Since joining the Veteran’s Law Group in 2013, Amanda has helped us to strengthen our ability to serve veterans, giving them the support they need through
difficult claims processes. Her compassion for veterans, along with her ability to translate legal jargon into easy-to-understand language, allows her to help
you, as our client, get the benefits you deserve. She also serves as an educator to VSOs/VSRs across the country to help them better serve veterans in the early
stages of their claims.
Karen McIntyre
Rudy Beck

VAGA
Veterans Advocates
Group of America

2019 Veterans Benefits Conference
The World of VA
Orlando, FL
Don Quante
Anthony Bradley
Aaron Drake
Amanda Mineer