(Fairfax, Va.)—Dexter S. Umekubo, CLU, ChFC, Senior Managing Partner of Salina, KS based Producers XL has been named Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) for 2012.
“Dex will be an enthusiastic and driven leader,” said NAILBA Executive Director Jack Chiasson. “His tireless efforts on behalf of NAILBA’s legislative affairs, his commitment to the brokerage community, and his strategic vision will serve NAILBA members well in the coming year.”
Umekubo will be joined on the Executive Committee by Raymond Phillips, Jr., CLU, LTCP, President of Pittsburgh’s Brokers Source, Ltd. in the role of Chairman Elect and Barbara Crowley, President and CEO of West Des Moines-based Brokers Clearing House, Ltd as NAILBA’s Secretary/Treasurer. Christi M. Daughenbaugh of Dallas-based Borden Hamman Agency will remain on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman for 2012.
“The collective industry experience and commitment to the brokerage community of our new Executive Committee is impressive,” said Chiasson. “NAILBA is fortunate to have such strong, capable leadership in place to strengthen our voice as the national association of life, health and annuity insurance distributors.”
In addition to the new Executive Committee, NAILBA’s new directors for 2012 are:
Thomas L. Gilbert, CLU, ChFC, LTCP, The National Benefit Corp, West Des Moines, IA
Steve Walther, The Sellin Advisor Group, Inc., Eagle, ID
George C. Van Dusen, IV, Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Continuing their terms on the board in 2012 are:
David P. Chittenden, CLU, ChFC, LTCP, The Chittendens, Phoenix, AZ
David Long, CPS Sacramento/Long Insurance Services, Sacramento, CA
Daniel E. Peterson, LLIF, LUTCF, e4 Brokerage, LLC, Fargo, ND
Gordon N. Zuckerman, CLU, ChFC, Murray and Zuckerman, Inc., Schenectady, NY
“NAILBA members truly are the best of the best of our industry. I am humbled and honored to serve as the 2012 Chairman and look forward to the challenge.” said Chairman Dex Umekubo.
The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) is the premiere insurance industry organization promoting financial security and consumer choice through the use of independent brokerage distribution. NAILBA member agencies represent 250,000 producers who deliver more than four billion dollars in first year life insurance premiums annually. For more information visit www.nailba.org.