West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders VP-Compliance Gerry Kraus was recently honored by the National Alliance of Life Companies (NALC) for more than three decades of service to the insurance industry. NALC Executive Director Jim Hodges recognized Kraus during the organization’s annual conference held this spring in Marana, Ariz.
“Gerry’s leadership on insurance issues is second-to-none,” Hodges affirmed, citing Kraus’s tireless advocacy on behalf of small life and health insurers. “He is a true professional with a strong commitment to good customer service and service to the community.”
Kraus has been actively involved in NALC for the past 25 years, including more than 15 years of service as a member of the NALC Board of Directors and terms as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. Throughout his tenure, Kraus offered frequent testimony at legislative and regulatory hearings across the country, spearheading many of the NALC’s efforts to better monitor and advocate on behalf of its members.
“I believe very strongly in the NALC mission and its efforts to represent the interests of small and mid-sized life and health insurers and their policy owners,” Kraus explained. “It’s been a privilege to serve the organization and a true honor to see our efforts effect significant change on many key pieces of model legislation.”
Kraus joined Homesteaders in 1982 and has since worked in several core areas of the company, including accounting, marketing, compliance and government relations. He is expected to retire later this year.
Homesteaders remains an influential member of NALC with the recent election to the board of Director-Compliance and Government Relations Tracy Kelly-Whitaker. Her three-year term will continue through 2020.
The NALC is a life and health insurance trade group with more than 50 insurance company members and associates. Visit nalc.net to learn more.
Homesteaders Life Company, a 110-year-old mutual company, is a national leader providing life insurance products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses. Visit homesteaderslife.com to learn more.