UBA Welcomes John Behn as its New Senior Vice President of Partner Relations
Health Care Benefits Veteran is an Important Addition to UBA
United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, announces that John Behn will serve as Senior Vice President of Partner Relations effective immediately and be based in the company’s Chicago office. In this role, John will be the primary driver of high-value services, tools, and products that enhance opportunity and growth for UBA Partner Firms.
Scott Deru, UBA Chairman of the Board, says, “Having participated in John’s final interview, the executive board members and I are thrilled to have a person with this depth of industry experience and leadership capabilities joining the senior management team at UBA.”
John began his career in the financial services arena in 1991 where he built a full-service financial services practice from scratch. He has comprehensive field and home office experience—having worked in nearly all insurance, investment and retirement disciplines, with regard to business development, relationship management, sales leadership, operations and training and development. Prior to joining UBA, John led nationwide wholesale and retail distribution channels at Transamerica and Securities America, where some of his teams’ sales records are still models of excellence throughout the industry.
Along with deep and extensive benefits industry knowledge, John has a strong service commitment. He is an avid supporter and volunteer of GAMA International, the world’s largest association dedicated to supporting those in sales and developmental leadership within the insurance, investments, and financial services arena. He volunteers at multiple charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Junior Achievement USA, and is a volunteer high school varsity baseball and football coach. John graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. He is a featured author and speaker on innovations in leadership, having worked with Fortune 500 companies, collegiate teams, NFL, MLB, and NBA organizations.
“I am honored to join UBA at such a critical time in the industry,” says John Behn, UBA Senior Vice President of Partner Relations. “As a former advisor for many years, in addition to leading distribution in the independent space, I am excited to work alongside such wonderful folks and continue to press forward with the thought process of doing what is in the best interest of UBA partner firms above anything else leading all actions.”
As the newest employee of UBA, John joins a network of employee benefits advisory firms that serve employers of all sizes across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. As a combined group, UBA’s annual employee benefit revenues rank it among the top ten largest global employee benefits brokers.
About United Benefit Advisors®
United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. UBA empowers more than 2,000 Partners to both maintain their individuality and pool their expertise, insight, and market presence to provide best-in-class services and solutions. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit www.UBAbenefits.com.