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WINDSOR, Conn., November 5, 2018 – LIMRA and LOMA today announce the election of Brandon Carter president and chair, USAA Life Insurance Company, as chair of the LL Global board of directors for 2019. Carter succeeds Michael Doughty, president and CEO, Manulife Canada.

Jill T. McGruder,Carter - McGruder senior vice president and CMO of Western & Southern Financial Group, was elected vice chair and will succeed Carter as chair in 2019.

The LL Global board provides oversight and guidance to LIMRA and LOMA to ensure the strategic direction continues to meet the evolving the needs of member companies.

Six new members were elected to the board this year for three-year terms: 

“According to LIMRA research, more than 45 percent of Americans have no life insurance to protect their families and 70 percent of pre-retirees feel unprepared for retirement,” said Brandon Carter, president and chair of USAA Life Insurance Company. “LIMRA and LOMA help their members understand the factors driving these trends and provide critical insights that help them reach consumers in need of the financial protection offered through life insurance and other financial products. I look forward to working with the board and the incoming CEO to continue this organization’s important work.”

“I appreciate the commitment from these accomplished and well-respected executives to ensure industry organizations like ours thrive,” said Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global. “Our members rely on solid, relevant research and education as they adapt to this new world order. We are grateful for their leadership and direction as we forge a path for the future, ensuring we remain the trusted source of industry knowledge.”

The board announcement was made at the 2018 LIMRA Annual Conference on October 29. 

On Jan. 1, 2010, LIMRA and LOMA merged under the umbrella of LL Global, Inc., which provides a unified management structure. LL Global is a not-for-profit trade association with operating divisions LIMRA and LOMA.


About LL Global

LL Global is the non-profit parent company for LIMRA and LOMA. LL Global provides a unified management and board structure for both trade associations. LIMRA and LOMA have a combined membership of more than 1,200 insurance and financial services companies worldwide.


Serving the industry since 1916, LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 600 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. Visit LIMRA at

About LOMA

Established in 1924, LOMA is committed to business partnerships with over 900 worldwide members in the insurance and financial services industry. LOMA’s goal is to improve company management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing and related products and services. Visit LOMA at

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