"Karen Lasby, It was always a pleasure to work with you and so many other top notch folks. Without you our union couldn’t have been as strong."
- George M.
North Olmsted, Ohio
Mr. Laugel was born and raised in New Jersey as the son of a steelworker 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 ranks and won numerous awards for outstanding leadership and was quickly elevated into upper level management positions . Mr. Laugel earned his LUTC, CSA and CLTC designations during this time. In the last decade, He has held top level executive positions where he honed the leadership and financial skills necessary to steer the UTUIA toward increased growth and prosperity in the coming years. 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 leading the Association and building a solid foundation upon which the security and benefits of the UTUIA will be assured for many future generations of Transportation workers and their families.
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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