John Baier is the new president of GAMA International.

GAMA International, Falls Church, Va., is an international professional association that supports the professional development of field leaders in the insurance and financial services industries. It has about 5,400 members.

Baier has been the managing partner of the New Jersey General Office of New York Life Insurance Company, New York, since 1999. He began working for New York Life as an insurance agent in 1970, while he was still a student at Seton Hall University.

Baier holds the Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Leadership Fellow professional designations. He also has a master’s degree in financial services from the American College.

- Allison Bell

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