Health Care Reform – Reason for Optimism?

I have always been the optimist, the glass half full guy.  But, I have to admit that during the initial polarizing discussions in our Nation’s Capital with regards to Health Care Reform, I was a bit skeptical about the long term viability of the role of the broker advisor and the health care industry in […]

Fired Up!

I’m sitting on the plane headed to San Francisco after a few inspiring days at the Insurance Leadership Forum, the premier annual conference for the nation’s largest insurance brokerages and insurance carriers.…and I am energized. Energized by the opportunity ahead of us, but more importantly, energized by the people that we are so fortunate to […]

Our Bright Future

JLV Joins ABD Insurance and Financial Services  For almost 30 years, I have been at the helm of JLV Insurance, helping guide the agency’s growth, strong service culture, and commitment to the community. I joined with partner Dan Johndrow in 1983, after a successful career in banking–where I gained a perspective on the right combination […]


In October 2010, I was fortunate to hear Doris Kerns Goodwin speak live at a YMCA event in San Jose. Dorris is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, and an oft-seen political commentator. She is the author of biographies of several U.S. Presidents – including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, The Fitzgeralds and the […]