Brian Lauber joins Ash Brokerage to lead disability insurance team

Jason Grover   |   August 2022   |   1-minute read
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Industry veteran to unlock new opportunities for DI sales and position Ash as a market leader for income protection

FORT WAYNE – AUG 1, 2022 – Ash Brokerage LLC (“Ash”), a leading distributor of life, long-term care, disability and retirement solutions, announced the addition of Brian J. Lauber, CLU, ChFC, as Senior Vice President of Disability Insurance.

Jason Grover, President of Ash Brokerage, expressed the opportunity to double down on helping advisors help their clients.

“Ash Brokerage is a leader in disability insurance, but we’re never satisfied with good enough,” Grover said.

“We know there are many, many more clients who need to protect their income. Looking at Ash’s position in the market, now was the time to make a strategic investment back in our DI business to help advisors tell the income protection story.”

In January, Ash retained Chris Carlson and Mike Cogdall of Chris Carlson Brokerage Group to perform a review of Ash’s messaging and market opportunity. Following the conversations, Matt McAvoy, Partner and Divisional President of Ash Brokerage, identified Brian as the right person to carry the torch. “With a proven record for growing market share, Brian is a phenomenal asset to help us tap into additional resources,” McAvoy said. “Brian is well known and well respected across the insurance industry.”

Brian has served at multiple insurance carriers as an advisor, wholesaler, district manager, regional VP, VP of independent distribution and chief marketing officer. Most recently he was Regional Director of IDI Sales for The Standard and Regional Managing Director at Principal Financial Group, two of Ash’s key distribution partners for disability insurance.

Brian’s tenure will add to Ash’s existing team of DI specialists, including Tim Kukieza, VP of Disability, who has successfully grown Ash’s DI sales for more than a decade. For more on Ash’s Disability Insurance offerings, visit our Disability Insurance page.

Jason Grover
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