Gary M. Baker
President and CEO – Gary M. Baker is President of Baker Associates, an insurance brokerage agency with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Boston, Massachusetts. The firm specializes in assisting brokers with advanced underwriting and impaired risk business. He also serves as a consultant to companies in the life insurance industry.
He is a member of the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters (AALU), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors—Arizona (NAIFA–Arizona), and NAIFA—Boston.
Gary is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and has qualified for its Court of the Table four times. He is a national speaker and has addressed MDRT on the subjects of advanced underwriting and impaired risk.
He started his career in the life insurance business in 1977 as a member of Brokers Service Agency in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1986, he joined Paul Bloom to become a partner in Bloom-Baker Associates located in Boston. He purchased the firm in 1991 and sold it to Ascensus in 1998 where he became Executive Vice President in charge of advanced markets.
He has served on GenAmerica Financial’s General Agents Advisory Council as well as the Advisory Councils for several other major life brokerage companies. He also has earned an invitation to GenAmerica’s Conference of Champions nine times.
Gary graduated from the University of Arizona where he earned degrees in finance and real estate. He founded the Baker Foundation which assists dogs that have lost their owners. Gary resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Ronnie. His hobbies include golf, sports memorabilia and wine.
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