NAILBA Announces 2020 Leadership

Fairfax, Va - The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies, well-known as NAILBA, is excited to announce the executive committee and board members for the association as well as the NAILBA Charitable Foundation for the 2020 upcoming term.

Leading as Chair for the Board is Seixas "Chad" Milner III, President and CEO of the Milner Group, a fourth-generation insurance expert from his family. NAILBA's 2020 officers include Jason Lea, President of Brokers' Service Marketing Group, who will take on the association's Chair-Elect seat. In addition, John Gilbert, President of The National Benefit Group, will step into the Treasurer position, and Tori Van Dusen-Roos, Principal/Head of Operations at Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc., will occupy the Secretary seat.

Newly elected Directors to the NAILBA Board are:

Jason GroverJason Grover
Ash Brokerage
Fort Wayne, IN

Andrea CarusoAndrea Caruso
Crump Life Insurance Services
Harrisburg, PA

Malcolm SklarMalcolm Sklar
Life Plans/GBS Insurance
Fairfield, CT

"Year after year, I'm astounded at the level of experience we're able to access with our board," said Dan LaBert, CEO of NAILBA. "We have a very strong leadership foundation in place, and we couldn't be more pleased with these appointments. Each of these individuals possesses significant industry experience and will bring insightful perspectives to our Board."

NAILBA serves as the host for the largest gathering of independent brokers and brokerage agencies in the insurance and financial services industry. The association's annual meeting, NAILBA 38, was hugely successful. It brought together more than 800 independent brokers, brokerage agencies principals and leadership, insurance and financial services carrier C-suite executives, and trade professionals, and industry supporting businesses.

"I am extremely honored and excited to take on the role of Chairman for this hard-working and results-driven association," says Milner. "Myra Palmer served as Chairperson of this Board with the utmost integrity, and I intend to pick up where she left off alongside a group of professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in Independent Distribution."

NAILBA's Charitable Foundation

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation is honored to serve as the philanthropic arm of the organization. In 2019, they were privileged to raise more than $227,000 distributed to 29 community organizations nationwide. The NAILBA Charitable Foundation offers members and business partners a concrete way to help those most in need in their local community. NAILBA Charitable Foundation has given over $3M in grants over the past twelve years, a huge milestone in its philanthropic efforts.

Elected Foundation Board Officers that are continuing their service into 2020:

Robin LandersRobin S. Landers

Barbara CrowleyBarbara Crowley
Secretary, Treasurer

Alan ProtzelAlan Protzel
Immediate Past President

Board Members newly elected to NAILBA's Charitable Foundation are:

Blair FarwellBlair Farwell
President, Resource Brokerage
Schaumburg, IL

Mike SladekMike "Slades" Sladek
National Sales Director, Mutual of Omaha
Houston, TX

"It's my pleasure to continue raising money to give it away. Our 2020 fundraising goal of $300,000 could help so many worthy organizations. Often, we are the largest grantor to smaller non-profits that really couldn't do without us. It's quite the honor and responsibility to hold the key to providing essential services to kids and their families. Our donors would happily go without a premium cup of coffee each week so that a child gets food on their table," stated Foundation President Robin S. Landers, CLU.