Deals and People

United Benefit Advisors Names CEO

By Jay Polansky editors@plansponsor.com | July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - United Benefit Advisors (UBA) appointed Thomas Mangan as chief executive officer effective May 18.  

Mangan has worked in the employee benefits field for 20 years. His experience spans corporate leadership, sales, services and operations.

“We are excited about Thom joining us and believe he brings a bold vision and considerable experience to our organization that will ultimately add tremendous value for all employers working with UBA Member Firms,” said Jordan Shields, president of The SSM Group, of Novato, California, and UBA Board Chair.

Before joining UBA, Mangan served as the EB president of the New England Region of USI Insurance Services; president of the employee benefits division of HUB International; and president of Willis Life of Texas, where he also was South Central Employee Benefits Practice Leader.

Mangan previously was board member on the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, as well as chairman of its Industry Affairs Committee. In addition, he has served on the National Broker Advisory Councils of Aetna, Cigna and United Healthcare.

Mangan earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Westminster College and his master’s in business administration from Troy State University. He also is a graduate of the Insurance Executive Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and he has earned the designation of Certified Managed Care Executive (CMCE) from Northwestern University.