Jim Ash Recognized with the 2023 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence

The annual award is NAILBA's highest honor for distinction in brokerage.

NAILBA's most coveted and prestigious accolade, the Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence, was presented to Jim Ash at NAILBA’s 42nd annual meeting in Hollywood, FL. The Mooers Award honors distinction in brokerage and is presented to the individual most committed to furthering independent life brokerage as a distribution system, and who demonstrates an exemplary record of community service. 

Jim Ash is the founder of Ash Brokerage and a member of the Board of Directors; he currently works from his office in Naples, Florida. Jim founded Ash Brokerage in 1971 as an insurance broker providing a full line of insurance products. He has been a leader at the national level in the brokerage general agency community and is widely considered one of its founding fathers.

Jim was the president of the NALU chapter in Fort Wayne, president of GAMA of Fort Wayne, member of the board for the BRAMCO organization and founder of the Health Insurance Network. In 1999, Jim was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern Indiana. He has held field advisory board positions providing insurance expertise and guidance with more than 10 insurance carriers. In 2018, he was elected to the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame.

Jim proudly represents Ash Brokerage among insurance carriers, and within the Brokerage General Agency community. His primary focus has been, and continues to be, nurturing and developing relationships.