Every October, the team and membership at AALU participate in PACTOBER, our annual fundraising push for the AALU PAC. Over the course of the month, we have a goal of raising $75,000 for the AALU PAC and this year could not be more important. With tax reform in full swing and a bill expected sometime this fall, now is the time for all AALU members to help make AALU’s advocacy possible. If you can, please consider supporting the AALU PAC with a contribution at the link below. 100% of your contribution will go to supporting the team here at AALU and your fellow Ambassadors. Have a spooky PACTOBER!

Paul Adams

David Alter

David Arndorfer

Berkely Arrants

Odon Bacque

Kristen Barens

Daniel Barry

Ernest Barry

Josh Becker

Thomas Bellig

V. Stanley Benfell

Raymond Bening

Jeff Benowitz

J. Boyd Bert

George Blaha

Michael Book

Daphne Boyle

Michael Brocker

Royall Brown

Steven Burgess

Stephen Burk

Mark Burson

Roger Cammon

Jason Cavalier

Richard Carney

Luis Chiappy

Fred Churchley

Bert Clark

James Clary

James Cleary

Joshua Coleman

Michael Condrey

Bruce Cumby

Steve Dark

James David

Dustin Dawes

Kay Dempsey

Anthony Domino

Joseph Donovan

Robert Ducato

Howard Edelstein

David Ehlert

Rafael Ekstein

Steven Finkle

Harris Fishman

Chris Foster

James Foyt

R. David Fritz

Bruce Fuller

Gregory Galef

Lawrence Ganim

Donald Garlikov

Darren Gerstenblatt

Morey Goldberg

Louis Grammes

Jordan Greenwald

Jerry Harnik

Thomas Harris

Walt Helms

Jerry Hemmer

Hayes Holderness

Kenneth Horowitz

H. Thomas Hollinger

Daniel Jenkins

Carol Jensen

Bellaria Jimenez

Laura Johnson

Rodger Johnson

Joseph Jones

Marshall Jones

Michael Kaleel

Geoffrey Kaltenbach

Gregory Kaltenbach

John Keenan

Brian Kelley

Chris Kelm

Michael Kentor

John Kerr

Edward Kilpatrick

Michael Krupin

Chau Lai

Brian Large

Edward Leisher

Lanny Levin

Sidney Levine

Thomas Lipscomb

Luther Lockwood

Tim Malarkey

Jason Maples

Richard Maus

Andrew Meehan

Marla McClain

Timothy McLanahan

Allan Mendels

Steven Mulder

Joseph Murnane

Mark Murphy 

Martin Nachemson

Jeffrey Neeck

Bob Nienaber

Michael Noland

David Orsolino

Brian O'Sullivan

Michael Padon

Brian Pangburn

Charles Parks

Jerome Pasichow

Scott Peelen

Michael Penney

Jeffrey Peterson

Robert Plybon

Emily Prendiville

Marguerite Rangel

Gary Rardon

Mark Rooney

Michael Rooney

Michael Rosenzweig

Ron Rubin

Aviva Sapers

William Sapers

Jan Sedlacek

Bob Scharff

Marc Schwartz

Chet Schwartz

Arthur Shankman

Howard Sharfman

Harry Shepler

Simon Singer

Kathryn Smith

David Stertzer

Eric Studley

Gib Surles

Edward Tafaro

Stephen Thaler

Joseph Thompson

Anthony Trimboli

Dexter Umekubo

Rick Van Benschoten

David Wexler

John Wheeler

David Wischmeier

Frances Worthington

Stuart Youngentob

Becoming an Ambassador is one of the most effective steps towards advocating on behalf of the life insurance industry and the clients and families it serves. And while it may seem intimidating, the process of getting to know a Member of Congress isn’t nearly as challenging as you might think. No matter what point in your career you may find yourself at, you can help AALU continue to be a force here in the nation’s capital.

Becoming an Ambassador takes three simple things – knowledge, persistence and a commitment to doing your part. Your participation is not only crucial to the survival of the industry but it can help grow your business as well! 

Politics here in Washington can be frustrating. Our political system was frankly not designed to move quickly. And while we can’t promise you that your engagement will deliver every result we desire, we can promise you this – through your efforts you will have a seat at the table and stake in the future of the country.

Being an AALU Ambassador is an important responsibility. Ambassadors are the industry’s front line of defense against burdensome regulations and unfair taxation that limit your ability to serve your clients as they strive for financial and retirement security.

No matter what point of your career you find yourself in there is something you can do to make a difference on Capitol Hill. Each month we will highlight an Ambassador at AALU that highlights the incredible work they are doing, no matter if they just joined or have been a member for 30 years. Click on the pictures below to see the past highlighted members and don’t hesitate to reach out so we can tell you how to get involved! 

Ambassadors are the most successful, well informed, and connected life insurance professionals in the industry. They are directly plugged in to AALU’s Government Affairs work, receive the most up to date legislative information, and are heavily involved in every step of the organization’s political advocacy efforts.

The AALU Ambassador Program’s objective is to identify AALU members who can strengthen our relationships with key Members of Congress. Ambassadors are expected to meet with policymakers throughout the year, advocating on behalf of the industry, clients, and the 75 million American families that depend on life insurance products. Ambassadors also help lead AALU’s fundraising efforts with targeted lawmakers and the AALU PAC.



Enrolling in the Ambassador Program is the first step to becoming a trusted advocate on behalf on the life insurance industry. Click here to fill out a quick form and let us know that you are committed to becoming an Ambassador! 

Contribute to PAC 


AALU’s Political Action Committee (PAC) is a critical tool for our Advocacy efforts here in DC and across the country. Contribute today to support these critical efforts! 

Request a Meeting


Meeting with members of Congress to tell your story and let them know what is going on in the insurance industry is crucial – sign up for a meeting today! 

Legislative Update


Each month AALU produces short, informative videos of the most up to date comings and goings concerning the life insurance industry here in Washington. Watch past episodes here! 



Each month AALU produces a podcast that covers all things DC and across the industry that AALU members need to stay current on. Listen to past episodes and subscribe to the podcast today! 

Ambassador Insider

Each month AALU sends its members a newsletter that contains the AALU Ambassador Insider Podcast, Legislative Update and key updates on Ambassador activities and opportunities. One email, everything you need to know. Read past Insiders here!