Ash Brokerage Announces Joining of Brian Lauber as Senior Vice President of Disability Insurance

Industry veteran to unlock new opportunities for ID sales and position Ash as a market leader in income protection

FORT WAYNE, Ind., August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ash Brokerage LLC (“Ash”), a leading provider of life insurance, long-term care, disability and retirement solutions, announced the addition of Brian LauberCLU, ChFC, as Senior Vice President of Disability Insurance.

Brian Lauber is enjoying his first week at Ash Brokerage, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

As a leader in disability insurance, we’re never satisfied with what’s good enough.

Jason Groverpresident of Ash, expressed the opportunity to help advisors help their clients.

“As a leader in disability insurance, we’re never satisfied with what’s good enough,” Grover said. “We know there are many more clients who need to protect their income. Given Ash’s position in the market, the time was right to strategically reinvest in our DI business to help advisors tell the story of the story. ‘story of income protection.’

In January, Ash retained the services of Chris Carlson Brokerage Group to review Ash’s messaging and market opportunities. Following the exchanges, Matt McAvoypartner and division president of Ash, identified Brian as the right person to carry the torch.

“With a proven track record of growing market share, Brian is a phenomenal asset to help us tap into additional resources,” McAvoy said. “Brian is well known and respected in the insurance industry.”

Brian has worked for several insurance companies as an advisor, wholesaler, district manager, regional vice president, vice president of independent distribution and director of marketing. Most recently, he was Regional IDI Sales Manager for The Standard and Regional Managing Director at Principal Financial Group, two of Ash’s major distribution partners for disability insurance.

Brian’s tenure will complement Ash’s existing team of DI specialists, including Tim KukiezaVP of Disability, who successfully grew Ash’s DI sales for over a decade.

To learn more about Ash’s disability insurance offerings, visit

About Ash Brokerage

Founded over 50 years ago in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ash Brokerage’s more than 400 employees are dedicated to helping finance professionals innovate through insurance solutions. In 2021, Ash protected nearly 50,000 lives, helping to place nearly $2 billion depressed. In 2022, Ash Brokerage joined the Integrity Marketing Group family of companies.

As a general brokerage agency, Ash leverages relationships with more than 80 leading insurance companies to serve the needs of finance professionals nationwide. Ash has the tools – and the people – to provide solutions at every stage of life.

Whatever the question. Whatever the need. Ash answers.


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