Ron W. Byrd

Professional Profile
Companion Life/BCBS SC – Columbia, South Carolina
2015 – 2018
Director of Marketing – Texas / New Mexico / Baton Rouge
Opened Texas/New Mexico for ancillary product distribution for Companion Life through general and direct agent contracts. Set company record as a new producer with first-year sales totaling over $1.5 million.   

Kemper Dental – Austin, Texas
Regional Vice President of Marketing, 2012 - 2014
Developed a national sales force for the distribution of ancillary products. Produced over $1 million in eight months before company was closed due to corporate shift from Kemper Dental to Kemper Benefits.

Brokers National Life, Austin, Texas
Various Positions, 1989 – 2012
 Helped build a 5,000+ national broker sales force to market ancillary health and life products. Was accountable for $40 million dollar block of business for renewals and claims auditing. Served as a conflict resolution liaison with state insurance departments and national trade-show representative. Provided broker support to BNL sales force. After the sale of Brokers National to Ameritas, was offered leadership role but chose to accept position with Kemper Dental.