Minneapolis, MN (July 20, 2021) – Diversified Brokerage Services (DBS), a national Brokerage General Agency specializing in life, annuities, long-term care and disability insurance, has announced that Chuck E. Anderson will join the team as its National Sales Director, effective August 9, 2021. Chuck will be responsible for managing the external sales team, including the RIA and alternate distribution channels of the organization and will report to Kurt Fasen, LLIF, LUTCF, Sales and Marketing Executive. This addition signals a commitment to the company’s long-range plan to bring additional talent in and will allow Fasen, whose role will take on more of a strategic focus as part of the Executive Leadership Team, to have more capacity to focus on firm growth.
“Chuck’s experience successfully leading two different sales organizations will be a tremendous asset to the firm,” explains Fasen. “His vast knowledge of the industry will bring a new perspective, allowing the sales team to reach a whole new level under his leadership and guidance.”
With over 35 years in the business, Chuck has held key positions in sales, operations, technology and marketing. Most recently he served as National Sales Vice President for the Independent Distribution Group at Securian Financial’s individual life insurance division. Prior to that he worked for Prudential as Senior Vice President of Business Development for their individual life insurance sales and served for many years there in various other roles.
“I’m very excited to have Chuck on board,” explains George “Chip” Van Dusen IV, DBS Principal – President & CEO. “We have worked with him a great deal over the years and know that he brings a tremendous amount of experience to the table; he will be a great fit for DBS.”
Very active in the industry, Chuck is passionate about life insurance and has held several industry leadership roles within NAILBA, LIDMA, ACLI and AALU. He was recognized in 2015 for his outstanding role in the industry by receiving the NAILBA Chairman’s award, presented annually to the individual who has most exemplified leadership and contributions to the Life Brokerage Industry during the current year.
“I’ve known Chuck for many years and watched his career with respect and admiration. I believe his success has come from his deep passion and enthusiasm for the industry,” adds Victoria “Tori” Van Dusen-Roos, DBS Principal – Chief Operations Officer. “I am so thrilled to have him a part of the DBS family and can’t wait to see where he takes our Sales Team.”
Chuck and his wife, Teri live in Maple Grove, Minnesota. They have a blended family with 8 children and 8 grandchildren. While their primary leisure activity is time with family, Teri and Chuck are avid travelers including several international destinations. Chuck is a proud cancer warrior having battled and won against lung cancer in 2020.