UTUIA Officers and Board of Directors


Kenneth L. Laugel 

LUTC,CSA, CLTC                                                                                

President, CEO

North Olmsted, Ohio                                                     

Mr.Mr. Mr. Laugel was born and raised in New Jersey as the son of a machinist and proud union member.  His Grandfather worked on the railroad in the early 1920’s.  From these roots, he learned the values of hard work, loyalty, brotherhood and charity.  As the first college graduate in his family, receiving his BS in Business Management and Finance from the University of North Carolina,  he embarked on a 30 year career in the insurance industry.  He rose quickly within the executive ranks and received numerous citations for outstanding  leadership .  Mr. Laugel earned his LUTC, CSA and CLTC designations during this time. In the last decade, he has held C-suite positions where he honed the leadership and financial skills necessary to steer the UTUIA  toward increased growth and prosperity. He is proud of his labor roots and even prouder that his career has taken him full circle back to serving union members and their families.  He is a member of the Fraternal Field Managers Association and the American Fraternal Alliance (AFA). Mr. Laugel is extremely optimistic and enthusiastic about the future of the UTUIA and  looks  forward to continuing his leadership of the Association and building a solid foundation upon which the security and benefits of the UTUIA will be assured for many future generations of  workers and their families.  Mr. Laugel is the proud father of a son and daughter with whom he enjoys the great outdoors.

Jeffery A. Becker

Secretary and Treasurer, CFO

North Olmsted, OH



Mr. Becker is the Secretary and Treasurer of the United Transportation Union Insurance Association (UTUIA). He is responsible for the accounting, treasury, regulatory, investment, compensation, commission, and human resource areas of UTUIA.  He joined the UTUIA team on April 16, 2018, bringing extensive regulatory and insurance industry experience to support operations.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Myers University (1998) and the Certified Financial Examiner designation (2006).  His professional career includes twelve years as an Insurance Examiner Supervisor and eighteen years overall as a regulatory financial examiner with the State of Ohio.  Prior to the state, his industry experience includes two years with a nationally recognized property/casualty insurer and ten years with Midwestern National Life Insurance Company where he held various financial and accounting positions.  Mr. Becker stays informed of insurance related matters by communications with the Ohio Department of Insurance, National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and the American Fraternal Alliance.  Jeff is married with two adult children. He enjoys the outdoors, travel, golf, reading, fitness and seafood.

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