Stephen S. Davis began his insurance career in 1975 with Aetna Life Insurance. He has been in charge of the sales and marketing other large health insurance carriers. His principal experience is leading health insurance organizations; he has had an opportunity to deal, first hand, with the daily challenges of getting a product to the market and achieving the required results. Serving the health insurance industry as President of CAHU and closely working with political leaders has been an important challenge for Steve.
Randolph J. Ayers, RHU started in 1976 as an independent insurance agent in a small town. He has had continued success both as a sales leader but also as a leader of other insurance professionals. He was the ‘95-’96 President of the Columbus Association of Health Underwriters and the 2002-2003 President of the Ohio Association of Health Underwriters. He has both the practical field sales and brokerage marketing experience as well as the acumen to deal with political leaders both on a local and national level.
John A. Dodd Jr., CLU CHFC RHU Vice President, National United Brokers. President of HEMA, affiliate of NUB. John graduated in business administration from Ohio State in 1981. Started with Dodd Brokerage in the same year, becoming President in 1995. Appointed to the Ohio Health Reinsurance Board in 1992 by Governor Voinovich, and served as Chairman in 1998-99. Elected to the board of the Columbus Association of Health Underwriters in 2005, and served as President of CAHU in 2012-13. Currently is President of the Ohio Association of Health Underwriters 2018-19.
Steve Fate has an extensive career background of working with large employer groups. He founded ECS (Educators Consulting Services) in 2000 and has 15 years of prior experience in insurance sales, as well as establishing and maintaining valuable relationships. Steve provides oversight to help agents compete in the large group market. His experience in that area and thorough knowledge of self-funded products make him a valuable resource. Steve also leads 1st Point of Contact, NUB’s benefit administration portal. He is an OSU Buckeye alum, has two children and loves traveling, hiking and sailing.
Jim Nicholakis, RHU REBC began his insurance career as an independent agent in 1981. In 1986, he joined American Community Mutual and served in Regional and State Director positions with the company. Upon leaving American Community, Jim held marketing positions with Assurant Health and Significa Insurance Group. Jim is well known to the brokerage community in Ohio for his expertise in health insurance contracts.
Larry Link recently merged his agency with National United Brokers. Larry has been an active member of the Central Ohio insurance community for many years. He is a past board member of CAHU and served as state leg Chair for OAHU. He is an avid sports fan and knows more about hockey than most Canadians!