The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) installed its 2009-2010 Executive Board recently at its 79th annual convention in New York City. Russell B. Childers, president of Russ Childers Insurance, was installed as president. As a NAHU member for almost 18 years, Childers has served as president and legislative chair of both his local and state chapters, regional legislative chair and chair of the national legislative council.

“Our primary goal is to act as a key player in reforming our health care system while preserving private market insurance coverage and the right of every individual and business to have the advice and services of a knowledgeable insurance professional,” he said. “All Americans deserve the right to purchase products that are appropriate to their individual circumstances and that will fund the care that they, in consultation with their physician, decide they need. Anything less is unacceptable.”

The 2009-2010 NAHU Board of Trustees are, front row, from left: Jesse Patton, Colleen Pruitt, Linda Erlenbach, Janet Trautwein, Ruthann Laswick, Katie Beals, Carolynne Muldoon and Bruce Benton. Back row, from left: Tom Harte, Chris Harrison, Don Goldmann, Steve Selinsky, Jim Stenger, Scott Leavitt, Russ Childers, Norm Michaels and Mel Schlesinger.