NAILBA Members Elect 2013 Board of Directors

December 21, 2012

(Fairfax, Va.)—Raymond S. Phillips, Jr., President of Pittsburgh, PA based agency The Brokers Source has been named Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) for 2013.

“Ray will be a collaborative and engaged Chairman,” said NAILBA CEO Jack Chiasson. “His commitment to steering NAILBA into the future of brokerage will serve NAILBA members well in the coming year.”

Phillips will be joined on the Executive Committee by Barbara Crowley, President and CEO of West Des Moines-based Brokers Clearing House, Ltd in the role of Chairman Elect and David Long, Senior Vice President of Sacramento-based CPS Sacramento/Long Insurance Services as NAILBA’s Secretary/Treasurer. Dexter S. Umekubo, CLU, ChFC of Salina, KS based Producers XL will remain on the Executive Committee as Immediate Past Chairman for 2013.

“The collective industry experience and enthusiasm of our new Executive Committee is impressive,” said Chiasson. “NAILBA is fortunate to have such committed, dependable and forward-thinking 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 2013 are:

Continuing their terms on the board in 2013 are:

“I’m confident that the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of our Board and our robust membership will continue to enhance NAILBA’s position in the brokerage community, “ said Chairman Ray Phillips.

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 (


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