John Gilbert began his financial services career in 2002 as an agent for Banker’s Life and Casualty. He served the central Iowa senior marketplace with life insurance, long term care, annuities and Medicare supplements. Gilbert joined The National Benefit Corp. in 2004 as a marketing consultant specializing in annuity marketing. Gaining a strong knowledge of the brokerage world and the independent broker/dealer community was a key to the early successes of the TNBC annuity department. In 2009 he was named the director of annuity marketing at TNBC. The annuity department continued to flourish, posting several consecutive record years in total annuity production. In 2014 Gilbert accepted the role of VP of Business Development and worked in helping TNBC grow its distribution of insurance products in the institutional space while taking on a larger role in relationship management and agency operations. In June of 2018, Gilbert assumed the role of president of The National Benefit Corp.
Gilbert has been active in NAILBA, serving as the ASNG chair for the past three years and recently appointed to the NAILBA board of directors. He has also been active in the local NAIFA chapter, AALU and was the 2016 President of the TYGERS, a study group of second and third generation insurance professionals. Gilbert attended Northwest Missouri State and Iowa State universities and is series 6, 63 and life and health licensed. John is married to Lindsay and together they have three wonderful children Jack 9, Julia 7 and Jenna 5.
Gilbert can be reached at The National Benefit Corp., 5022 Grand Ridge Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Telephone: 800-275-8622 or 515-243-3503 ext. 1249. Email: JGilbert@tnbc.com.