Will both serve four-year terms
July 6, 2015 – Baltimore, MD – LifeMark Partners, Inc., one of the nation’s largest independent national insurance marketing organizations, today announced Christopher Greis, CLU, a founding partner and former board member of LifeMark Partners and the president and founder of Leaders Partners, Inc. and Victoria Van Dusen-Roos, a principal, vice president and head of operations at Diversified Brokerage Services (DBS), have been added to the Board of Directors.
“Both Christopher and Tori will be a welcome addition to our board as they bring years of experience to the table,” said William Shelow, CLU, ChFC, CPCU, LLIF, President and Chief Executive Officer, LifeMark Partners Inc. “Over the years our industry has experienced many changes and we expect this to continue into the future: having a knowledgeable and proactive board involved in our strategy and overall governance will undoubtedly continue to help lead us in the right direction. We appreciate their willingness to serve and look forward to benefiting from their input during the next four years. ”
As a founding partner and former board member of LifeMark Partners, Inc. and a veteran in the industry, Christopher Greis, CLU, is uniquely qualified to serve a second term as a board member. He is the president and founder of Leaders Partners, Inc. in North Barrington, Illinois, a service and distribution company for life insurance professionals and financial advisors.
Prior to forming Leaders Partners, Greis spent twelve years in underwriting and marketing capacities and twenty years as a brokerage general agent in two prior businesses, both of which he founded. He previously served on the LifeMark Partners board from 1994-1998. Greis holds memberships in major industry trade organizations including, the LIFE, Inc. and Risk Appraisal Forum study groups. Greis also currently serves on the field advisory councils of Legal and General America, Transamerica and Mutual of Omaha.
Second-Generation family business
Victoria “Tori” Van Dusen-Roos, along with her brother, is the second generation to lead her family business, Diversified Brokerage Services (DBS). DBS is a life brokerage general agency providing brokers, agents, and financial planners with the highest level of service and one of the most comprehensive selections of Life, Annuity, Disability Income and Long Term Care products available.
Not only is Van Dusen-Roos a principal, vice president and head of operations, she is also responsible for the oversight of new business, internal marketing associates and all support and services. She is also a registered principal for the agency. Currently, she sits on the advisory council for a few different insurance companies, The Leaders Group, a broker dealer, serves on the NAILBA online education committee and is a past president of LIFE, Inc.
“I am thrilled that Christopher and Tori will be joining us. Both bring a wealth of considerable talents to the board and I am sure that their collective experience will be invaluable as the company continues to grow,” added Mark Rosen, Chairman of the Board. LifeMark Partners, Inc. works to help its Partner Agencies enhance distribution and grow production through turnkey marketing and sales support strategies.
In support of the partners’ underwriters, LifeMark offers expanded underwriting resources including access to the Swiss Re underwriting manual as well as an additional reinsurance manual, and a licensed doctor who serves as the company’s medical director. LifeMark enjoys a strategic relationship with several reinsurance companies including an exclusive program with Swiss Re that provides up to $70 million per person capacity with a single insurance company.
Through a semi-exclusive relationship with Life Trends, LifeMark also features a state-of-the-art product benchmarking tool. LifeMark recognizes that its greatest asset is the intellectual capital of its Partner Agencies, who represent the best in class in brokerage. About LifeMark Partners, Inc. LifeMark Partners, Inc. is an independent insurance marketing organization comprised of a network of prominent BGAs that collectively serve more than 100,000 affiliated agents and advisors nationwide.