Special Announcement 



It's Back!

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

Kristen Barens

Daniel Barry

George Blaha

Roger Cammon

Bert Clark

Bruce Cumby

Dustin Dawes

Kay Dempsey

Anthony Domino

Robert Ducato

Harris Fishman

R. David Fritz

Donald Garlikov

Morey Goldberg

Jerry Harnik

Jerry Hemmer

H. Thomas Hollinger

Geoffrey Kaltenbach

Gregory Kaltenbach

John Keenan

Chris Kelm

Michael Kentor

Edward Kilpatrick

Lanny Levin

Tim Malarkey

Richard Maus

Marla McClain

Timothy McLanahan

Allan Mendels

Joseph Murnane

Mark Murphy 

Bob Nienaber

Michael Noland

Odon Bacque

David Orsolino

Brian Pangburn

Jerome Pasichow

Scott Peelen

Michael Penney

Jeffrey Peterson

Ron Rubin

Mark Rooney

Aviva Sapers

Bob Scharff

Marc Schwartz

Chet Schwartz

Howard Sharfman

Kathryn Smith

David Stertzer

Eric Studley

Gib Surles

Edward Tafaro

Dexter Umekubo

Rick Van Benschoten

David Wexler




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!