NAILBA Names Brian Kennedy Sr. Director of Professional Development, will Spearhead Case Manager Credential

Fairfax, VA, May 25, 2022 — The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) today announced that Brian Kennedy has joined the association staff as Sr. Director of Professional Development. In his new role, he will manage all NAILBA Professional Development and member resources with special focus on the NAILBA Certified Case Manager (NCCM) program. NCCM has enhanced the careers of over 300 life insurance case managers since its introduction in late 2020.

“Brian has a unique blend of experience in leadership development, sales, and operations that is an outstanding fit for his new role overseeing the NAILBA professional development,” said Dan LaBert, NAILBA’s Chief Executive Officer. “As NAILBA transitions into our next phase as a Finseca community, Brian will play a key role in enhancing our existing program and developing new professional development opportunities for the brokerage space.”

Kennedy is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, served as a Navy Supply Corp Officer from 1999-2005 including a tour of duty in the Middle East. Since his transition from the military, he has held business development leadership roles for Cantel Medical Corporation, Alliant Healthcare, and suitX, where he focused on bringing new and innovative medical and industrial devices to market. Kennedy also spent several years in strategic executive recruitment with The Sterling Group, where he placed transitioning military officers and veterans into executive positions. 


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