BALTIMORE – March 18, 2015 – LifeMark Partners, one of the nation’s largest independent national life insurance marketing organizations, today named William J. Shelow chief executive officer (CEO). Shelow, who has served as president of LifeMark since September of 2011, will retain both titles.
“As LifeMark Partners president for more than three years, Bill developed a stellar reputation within the industry for his integrity and forward-thinking approach,” said Mark Rosen, president of Underwriters Brokerage Service in Pittsburgh and chairman of LifeMark’s board of directors. “His ability to build relationships with our partners, carriers and others has significantly enhanced the value of our organization, already a leading independent insurance distributor. His promotion to CEO is well deserved and demonstrates the confidence that the board and partners have in him as we move forward.”
Before joining LifeMark, Shelow was president of Duncan Financial Group in Irwin, Pa., and CEO of Wealth Preservation and Management (doing business as Atlantic Financial Group), one of LifeMark’s 37 brokerage general agency (BGA) partners. Prior to that, he enjoyed a 25-year career with Harleysville Insurance Companies, ultimately as president and COO of Harleysville Life Insurance Company.
“I look forward to continuing to work with our board, partners and carriers to position LifeMark Partners at the forefront of life insurance distribution,” Shelow said. “We will stay true to our mission by leveraging the resources and expertise of our partners, carriers and industry specialists to expand and enhance services to benefit all our stakeholders.”
Shelow, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University’s College of Health and Human Development, holds several professional designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF). He lives in Collegeville, Pa., with his wife and three of his five children.
About LifeMark Partners Inc. – LifeMark is one of the most sought-after independent national marketing organizations of its kind in the country. The firm provides resources, financial services products and markets for its partners, 37 of the premiere BGAs in the country. Every LifeMark partner is independently owned and operated. Learn more about LifeMark and “The Strength of Many and the Power of One” at www.lifemarkpartners.com.
410-837-3022 ext 11