WAHU appoints Keith Wallace as president-elect

Keith Wallace, health care reform broker and principal of Bellingham-based Wallace Rice Benefits was sworn in as president-elect of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters (WAHU) on July 1, 2015.

Wallace has been involved with the Northwest Chapter of the WAHU in various board positions and committees and serves as the Northwest Chapter’s 2014-2016 President. He’s a 25-year veteran in the insurance industry.

“I’m honored to have served as President of the Northwest Chapter and am eager to serve at the state level,” Wallace said in a press release. “The agents and brokers in the association serve as a source for information about healthcare coverage and work hard to create a fiscally responsible and healthy healthcare system for individuals, businesses and policy makers.”

The Washington Association of Health Underwriters is a state member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), which represents nearly 20,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers.

Here’s the full 2015 WAHU board:

President – Scot Kamimae, Matrix Insurance Marketing, Inc.

President-Elect – Keith Wallace, Rice Insurance, LLC

Past President – Al Pierce, O’Connell-Pierce Benefits, LLC

Vice President – Mariana Ancira, Cigna

Vice President – Dan Eich, Oak Insurance Services

Secretary/Exec Dir. – Diane Bevins, Association Services, Inc.

Treasurer – Laura Peterson, Insure NW

Awards Chair – Chari Parker, Integrity Insurance Solutions

Education Chair – LaPrele Hernandez, Benefit Partners Unlimited, Inc.

Programs Chair – LaPrele Hernandez, Benefit Partners Unlimited, Inc.

Pro. Dev. Chair – LaPrele Hernandez, Benefit Partners Unlimited, Inc.

HUPAC Chair – Marsha Tellesbo-Kembel, Tellesbo & Co Business Advisor

State Legislative Chair – Mark Rose, The Partners Group

Membership Chair – Sandra Powers-Booth, Health Benefits Northwest

Lobbyist – Mel Sorensen, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.

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