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GBU Financial Life Launches CEO Search

January 09, 2018

CHICAGO – GBU Financial Life (GBU) has announced the launch of a national search for its next chief executive officer due to the passing of their CEO and national secretary/treasurer, James R. Stoker.

GBU’s Board of Directors has retained The Jacobson Group to assist in the search for and selection of Stoker’s successor.

“GBU has an unwavering commitment to its membership and is dedicated to finding the right person able to provide strong leadership and vision in GBU’s continued growth,” said Lea Ann Hazi, chair of the GBU Board of Directors.

About GBU Financial Life:

GBU is the 6th largest fraternal life insurance company in the country, largest fraternal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the only fraternal in Pennsylvania to be awarded the A.M. Best rating of A- or higher. Additional company information is available at

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of talent to the insurance industry. For nearly 50 years, Jacobson has been connecting organizations with insurance professionals at all levels across all industry verticals. We provide an array of services including executive search, professional recruiting, temporary staffing and subject matter experts. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at


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