NU Online News Service, June 2, 2004, 1:01 p.m. EDT – James Krueger has taken office as president of GAMA International, Falls Church, Va.[@@]

Krueger, managing partner of the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Financial Office at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, Wis., will serve until 2005.

Krueger began his career as a college insurance agent in 1964 and has participated in GAMA events for 33 years, GAMA says.

Krueger received the GAMA Master Agency Award in 2003 and now serves as a member of the American College board.

GAMA also announced that Phillip Richards, who has been the group’s immediate past president, will stay on as senior vice president, international relations.

Richards is chairman of North Star Resource Group, Minneapolis.