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Kevin Johnson has been elected as the new board chairman of The National Alliance of Insurance Agencies (“The Alliance”), a firm that works with agencies and distributors who want to offer their clients the full range of long-term care alternatives available in today’s market.

In announcing this unanimous election, Bill Jones, President and CEO of the Alliance, commented: “I’m looking forward to working more closely with Kevin, whom I’ve known since 2001. This will be a seamless transition for the Board and for The Alliance.”

Incoming Chairman Johnson, who is currently President and CEO of New York and National Long Term Care Brokers, Ltd., remarked: “I believe in The Alliance and its mission of making long-term care planning available for virtually everyone, regardless of health and finances; my company’s business model closely aligns with The Alliance’s mission and its diversified portfolio.  I look forward to working with Bill Jones as we continue to build The Alliance.”

Outgoing chairman Peter Gelbwaks said, “I look forward to continuing to serve The Alliance through my position as board member.  I have full faith in Kevin and Bill’s ability to lead The Alliance.  This decision was one of many I have taken lately in an effort to simplify my life and lessen business responsibilities.”

Reflecting on The Alliance’s board, Bill Jones said “I’d like to personally thank Alliance co-founder Peter Gelbwaks for his service.” He continued, “Peter’s contributions to the long-term care industry over several decades are legendary.  His assistance in helping to form The Alliance and its goal to help agents, agencies, and planners better assist their clients with long-term care planning has been invaluable to me.  The Alliance is well-positioned to grow with Chairman Johnson leading this talented board.”