Falls Church, VA (April 30, 2019) – GAMA International is proud to introduce its 2019 – 2020 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. These 19 volunteer leaders help steer the organization and represent some of the profession’s most strategic and innovative talent. 


  • President – Frank T. Scalese, LUTCF – MassMutual

  • Immediate Past-President – J. Christopher Noonan, CLU ChFC – AXA

  • President-Elect – Kelly Kidwell, CLU ChFC CFP LUTCF – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

  • Vice President – Richard P. Dodd, CLU ChFC CLF – Northwestern Mutual

  • Secretary – Michelle R. Hubert, CLF LUTCF – Farm Bureau Financial Services

  • Treasurer – Robert H. Baccigalupi, CLU ChFC CLTC CSA – Genworth Financial

  • GAMA Foundation Chair – Ed Deutschlander, CLU CLF – Securian Financial

  • Chief Executive Officer – Bonnie L. Godsman – GAMA International


  • Kristi R. Acree, CLF LUTCF – Mutual of Omaha Advisors

  • Curtis Benton, CLF LUTCF – Transamerica Agency Network

  • Tammy Butts, CLU ChFC – AXA

  • Aamir Chalisa, MBA LUTCF – Futurity First Insurance Group

  • Robert B. Fakhimi, CLU ChFC CFP – MassMutual

  • Joseph A. Gergely – COUNTRY Financial

  • John R. Hoffman, CLF – Principal

  • Mark Miletello, LUTCF LACP – American National Insurance Company

  • David C. Porter – MassMutual

  • Kirk Tweedy – Farmers Insurance

  • Misty Weltzien, CFP ChFC CLU – The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

As a leadership organization, GAMA is thankful for their commitment and numerous contributions. Please contact GAMA International for additional information. ​​

About GAMA International
GAMA International is an independent national nonprofit organization 501(c) (6), founded more than 85 years ago. GAMA International is the only association dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of first-line and front-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry.