PIMA Announces 2019 Board of Directors


CHICAGO (February 21, 2019) 
– The PIMA membership elected its 2019 Board of Directors at its January Industry Insights Conference.

The 2019 Board of Directors are:

Executive Committee:

  • President - David Armstrong (Sass Advisors)
  • President-Elect - Liz Sheehan (Franklin Madison)
  • Treasurer - Kevin Garvin (Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.)
  • Secretary - Chris Burke (AGIA Affinity)
  • Immediate Past President (ex officio) - Shannon Warner (Pearl Companies)
  • Barbara Baumann (Securian Financial Group)
  • PIMA Executive Director (ex-officio) - Ann Dieleman


  • Kelly Abeles (Prudential)
  • Scott Berlin (New York Life)
  • Angela Daisy (Value Group Direct, Inc.)
  • Amit Dhadwal (Aon Affinity)
  • Michael Griffin (ACCEL Law Group. P.C)
  • James Prescott (TMAIT Financial)
  • Jeff Ray (Mercer Consumer)
  • Kara Shipulski (Liberty Mutual)

“I’m thrilled to be leading PIMA during a transformative year and look forward to serving alongside the many experienced industry leaders who serve on our Board,” says Dave Armstrong, PIMA president. “PIMA continues to adapt to the changing landscape of the sponsored benefits distribution space and we are committed to providing our members with valuable tools and resources to grow their businesses.”

About PIMA

Since 1975, PIMA has served the leaders in the affinity and group benefits distribution industry. Today, PIMA connects and serves more than 100 leading companies in our $15+ billion dollar niche of the $60 billion affinity marketplace.