Barbara Crowley, President and CEO of West Des Moines-based Brokers Clearing House, Ltd has been named Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) for 2014.
“As a second-generation agency principal, Barbara has been a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer for NAILBA for many years,” said NAILBA CEO Jack Chiasson. "Her passion for the brokerage community and for leading NAILBA into the future will serve NAILBA members well in the coming year.”
Crowley will be joined on the Executive Committee by David Long, Senior Vice President of Sacramento-based CPS Sacramento/Long Insurance Services in the role of Chairman Elect and George C. “Chip” Van Dusen, IV of Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN as NAILBA’s Secretary/Treasurer. Raymond S. Phillips, Jr., President of Pittsburgh, PA-based agency The Brokers Source will remain on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman for 2014.
“The assembled Board of Directors for 2014 represents the changing dynamic of NAILBA’s membership,” said Chiasson. “We are fortunate to have strong and thoughtful leadership as our organization evolves in the ever-changing brokerage marketplace.”
In addition to the new Executive Committee, NAILBA’s new directors for 2014 are:
- Michael C. Bellig, JD, CLU, Trumark Wholesale Insurance Services, Danville, CA
- Joseph Bosnack, Katz Nassau Agency, Rockville Centre, NY
- Ben Nevejans, LifePro Financial Services, Inc., San Diego, CA
Continuing their terms on the board in 2014 are:
- Thomas L. Gilbert, CLU, ChFC, LTCP, The National Benefit Corp, West Des Moines, IA
- Melinda S. Meyer, ValMark Securities, Akron, OH
- Jeffrey D. Mooers, H.D. Mooers & Co., Lafayette, CA
- Thomas Riekse, Jr., LTCI Partners, LLC, Lake Forest, IL
- James Sorebo, Four Seasons Financial Group, Marlton, NJ
- Steve Walther, Alliance Group, Eagle, ID
“I’m proud to be steering NAILBA forward and confident that our Board of Directors will provide strategic leadership in support of our goals,” said Chairman Barbara Crowley.