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Executive changes announced at National Guardian Life Insurance Company

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL), a Madison-based mutual life insurance company is pleased to announce executive new hires and promotions.

Recently joining NGL include Dave Anderson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and Joe Guyotte, National Sales Manager – Individual Markets. Recent promotions include Andrea Rouleau, Assistant Vice President & Pricing Actuary and Greg Vertelka, Vice President, Information Technology.

Dave Anderson brings more than 30 years of financial services and technology expertise to NGL in the role of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Anderson will oversee the Policy Administration, Information Systems Technology and Project Management areas. Prior to joining NGL, Anderson served as President and CEO of InsPro Technologies, a leading provider of policy administration software to the insurance industry. From 2010 to 2016, Anderson worked at TIAA where he served as President and CEO of TIAA Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TIAA. During this time, TIAA Life experienced record premium growth. Prior to TIAA, Anderson held numerous senior posts during a 27-year tenure at Thrivent Financial.

Anderson received his MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Concordia College. He serves on the Advisory Board of the McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, where he has also been an Adjunct Professor.

“I am thrilled to be at NGL. I’m excited about the opportunities to grow and innovate in a variety of ways as we serve policyholders, partners and agents. I look forward to working with my colleagues in driving NGL to new heights,” said Anderson. “It’s also nice to be back in Wisconsin. It’s a bit of a “homecoming” of sorts for me.”

Joe Guyotte joined the Specialty Insurance Markets team as National Sales Manager – Individual Markets. Guyotte will focus on developing and implementing marketing plans with current and potential marketing organizations. He will also be working with agents for NGL’s individual products lines of business, including EssentialLTC (Long Term Care insurance) and Medicare Supplement.

“We are excited for Joe to join our growing team. NGL believes in providing people the peace of mind and financial security they want in their retirement years. With the senior population increasing each day, there is a tremendous demand for insurance products that provide benefits to meet their needs. Joe’s extensive knowledge of Long Term Care insurance and other health insurance products will help us continue to expand NGL’s market presence,” said Patrick M. Juarez, NGL Vice President & Director of Specialty Insurance Markets.

Most recently Guyotte was Vice President of National Accounts at Genworth Life Insurance Company where he led the business development activities for many of the nation’s largest insurance distributors. Additionally, he held the role of Regional Vice President of Sales for Genworth, GE Financial and AIG/American General Life Insurance, wholesaling insurance products to brokerage general agencies throughout the United States. In his various roles he achieved increased year over year product sales and revenue growth.

“I am pleased to join NGL during this time of growth. During my 20 years in the insurance industry I’ve witnessed the benefits of having insurance coverage. I look forward to working with our distribution partners to demonstrate how NGL’s insurance products will offer solutions for our clients,” said Guyotte. 

Guyotte holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Policy from Plymouth State University. He has achieved CLU and ChFC financial certifications from the American College, completed the Certified Financial Planner Certificate from The College of Financial Planning at Northeastern University in Boston and holds the CLTC Certificate from the Corporation for Long Term Care Certification.

Andrea Rouleau has been promoted to Assistant Vice President & Pricing Actuary. In this role Rouleau oversees all new product pricing, product development, and in force management. Rouleau joined NGL in 2011. 

Greg Vertelka has been promoted to Vice President, Information Technology. In his new role Vertelka is responsible for leading the overall strategic and tactical aspects of information technology for NGL. Vertelka is a technology and business leader with more than 25 years of experience utilizing technology to create a competitive edge for business. Vertelka has in-depth knowledge of all areas of information technology spanning infrastructure, program management and methodologies, application development and support, technology and business strategy alignment. In addition to spending the majority of his career in large multi-national organizations, including General Electric and Johnson Controls, he has helped grow smaller organizations into larger players in their markets. Vertelka joined NGL in 2018.

Pictured left to right: Dave Anderson, Joe Guyotte, Andrea Rouleau and Greg Vertelka

About NGL

Since 1910, National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL), a mutual insurance company, has been located in Madison, Wis. Licensed to do business in 49 states and the District of Columbia, NGL markets preneed and individual life and annuities, as well as group markets products including specialty and student insurance. Information about NGL can be found at www.nglic.com; Facebook: Facebook.com/NGLIC and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-guardian-life-insurance-company

National Guardian Life Insurance Company is not affiliated with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America a/k/a The Guardian or Guardian Life.




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