BGA Insurance has hired Pete Buechler as the Marketing and Operations Director for its Annuity Services division. Buechler will report directly to BGA’s president, Barry Zimmermann.

Buechler, a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, has also earned several industry designations including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). He is also very active in the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) having served as president of the local NAIFA -Orange County chapter and Chairperson for NAIFA California Young Advisors (YAT).

“Barry has put together an impressive team here at BGA and I’m excited to be a part of it, “said Buechler. “A lot of firms are just trying to survive, but BGA has flourished and created a very high profile for itself in the insurance industry in spite of a poor economy.”

Zimmermann believes Buechler is a great fit to run BGA’s Annuity division due to his proven abilities of running annuity departments, the diversity of his experience and passion for the growth and success of the industry.

“Pete spent nine-plus years on the retail side of insurance and has worked at the wholesale and home office level for major carriers, so he understands everyone’s perspective” said Zimmermann. “He believes in our industry and has spent a great deal of his personal time educating and mentoring younger agents so they can better serve their clientele.”