President and Owner
Jagruti Panwala was born in Surat, India. Her family immigrated to the United States in 1988. She was offered an academic scholarship to attend East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors and degrees in finance and economics.
Her committed attitude and hard work was immediately extended to a professional career in hospitality and finance. Since 1998, she has operated a successful financial services practice. She is owner and president of Wealth Protection Strategies, a company with a focus on asset protection and wealth transfer, buy-sell/key person and business succession, and life insurance solutions. She directs an advanced team of professionals to help her clients create their legacy. As an owner of multiple hotels, Jagruti has spent many years in various positions from administration to owner operator. This experience has given her unique opportunities to learn the needs of others in the hospitality industry.
She is a lifetime member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). She is a perennial Platinum level ACE (Achieving Client Excellence) qualifier for John Hancock Financial Network, consistently placing herself in the top 50 producers among thousands of JHFN representatives across the country. She has received awards as Associate of the Year & Leading Life Producer at Keystone Financial Management, whom she is affiliated with at John Hancock Financial Network. She is a current member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors).
Since 2010, Jagruti has been an active AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) participant at events such as Regional Conferences and Annual Conventions. In 2011, she was elected to serve as AAHOA’s Female Director at Large, Eastern Region.
Jagruti’s interests and passion go beyond her career and her business success. She is an active volunteer for Surati Modh Vanik Samaj of U.S.A., an Indian-American organization that focuses on future generations and their role in their community while teaching them about their heritage, language, and culture. She has devoted her life to her community both in the United States and in India. She is also a committed member of the Hindu Temple Society of Atlantic City.
Jagruti currently resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. She is fluent in English, Gujarati and Hindi.