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First NAILBA Chairman Dies

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H. Douglas Mooers Jr. died Feb. 3 in Carmel, Calif.

Mooers worked with a group of brokerage general agents 25 years ago to start the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies, Fairfax, Va.

Mooers was the first chairman of NAILBA, and NAILBA named its Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence after him, according to NAILBA.

Mooers served as an active-duty reserve Naval officer during the Korean war. He later began working in his family’s insurance agency, H.D. Mooers and Company, Oakland, Calif., along with his brother, Donald.

Doug Mooers got involved in the impaired risk life brokerage business in 1958 and helped start the Society of Underwriting Brokers in the early 1960s, NAILBA says.

Doug Mooers also served as president of the California Association of Life Underwriters, as president of the Shasta Diablo affiliate of Planned Parenthood, and as president of the World Affairs Council of Monterey. He helped start the council’s Singleton Scholarship fund.