The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies has picked a veteran association manager to run its operations.
The Fairfax, Virginia-based group says Dan LaBert will be its new chief executive officer.
NAILBA represents the interests of independent wholesale life brokerage agencies.
LaBert previously was executive director of another professional group, the Washington-based National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
NAILBA Chairman Jim Sorebo said in a statement that members of the NAILBA board and selection committee believe LaBert has the qualities needed to lead NAILBA for many years to come.
"We have an exciting time facing us as an organization," Sorebo said.
LaBert played football for three years on a scholarship at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
He later earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University.
From 1997 through 2004, he was the executive director of the Leadership Institute, a bipartisan, Arlington, Virginia-based organization that aims to teach conservative political candidates how to succeed in politics, government and the media.
From 2004 through 2007, he was senior director of creative services at WLVT - PBS 39, the public television station in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
From 2000 through 2007, he owned FantasyTailgate.com, a fantasy football community.
Later, in 2007, he took over as executive director of the Bar Association of Lehigh County in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
He has been the founding executive director of the Brewers of Pennsylvania since January 2011, and executive director of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2014 to the present.
He has also been a sports color commentator for an ESPN affiliate, and president of FWA Consultants, a booking agency that has helped clients book retired military officers, including admirals and generals, as speakers. The firm has helped represent retired officers such as Gen. Anthony Zinni, Gen. John Kelly and Gen. James Mattis.
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