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NAILBA Members Elect 2016 Board of Directors

Brokerage group fields a diverse, experienced slate of leaders

(Fairfax, Va.)— George C. “Chip” Van Dusen IV of Diversified Brokerage Services, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN has been named Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) for 2016.

“Chip has been a part of the framework of NAILBA for several decades,” said NAILBA CEO Jack Chiasson. “Through his in-depth understanding of our industry and his historical perspective of the important role of the brokerage channel in the life distribution space, Chip brings a wealth of leadership experience to his role at NAILBA’s helm.”

Slated for diversity, experience

Van Dusen will be joined on the Executive Committee by James Sorebo, of Marlton, NJ-based Four Seasons Financial Group in the role of Chairman Elect, and Jeffrey D. Mooers, H.D. Mooers & Co., Lafayette, CA, as NAILBA’s Secretary/Treasurer. David Long, Senior Vice President of Sacramento-based CPS Sacramento/Long Insurance Services will remain on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman for 2016.

“We are fortunate that our Board of Directors represents our diverse membership so effectively,” said Chiasson. “The strength and depth of our leadership’s experience will ensure that NAILBA remains the voice of independent brokerage distribution.”

Chip has been a part of the framework of NAILBA for several decades

In addition to the new Executive Committee, Myra Palmer of The Palmer Agency in Atlanta, GA has been re-elected to a three-year term as a Director.

Continuing their terms on the board in 2016 are:

  • Joseph Bosnack, Katz Nassau Agency, Rockville Centre, NY
  • Brittany Cross, LFS-Labyrinth Financial Services, Vancouver, WA
  • Jason Lea, Brokers’ Service Marketing Group, Providence, RI
  • Melinda S. Meyer, ValMark Securities, Akron, OH
  • Seixas “Chad” Milner III, The Milner Group, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Ben Nevejans, LifePro Financial Services, Inc., San Diego, CA

“I’m looking forward to working with our Board and volunteer leadership to really focus on our Strategic Plan. With the help of our staff and in collaboration with many of our affiliated insurance organizations, we will continue to bring NAILBA members the tools and resources they need to develop and cultivate their businesses,” said Chairman Van Dusen.

A biographical sketch for each member of the NAILBA Board of Directors can be found on the Board of Directors page of the NAILBA web site (





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 serves as the national association of life, health and annuity insurance distributors. For more information, visit