Andesa Services Announces Two New Members to Their Board of Directors

Written by: Tammy Staudt

Andesa Services, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive flexible technology and services within the life insurance industry, announces the appointment of Dave Anderson and Wendy York to its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2021.

We are pleased to welcome both Dave and Wendy to the Andesa Board.  Both embody the values of our company plus bring business and industry expertise, thoughtful leadership and catalytic energy to our strategic deliberations. We are fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen our market share and the future expansion of Andesa,” said Ron Scheese, President and CEO.

Dave Anderson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL) in Madison, WI. With more than 30 years of financial services and technology expertise to his credit, Dave leads NGL’s preneed line of business while also overseeing the policy administration, information systems technology and project management areas of NGL. Dave previously served as President and CEO of InsPro Technologies, a leading provider of policy administration software to the insurance industry. From 2010 to 2016, Dave served as President and CEO of TIAA Life, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TIAA-CREF. During this time, TIAA Life experienced record premium growth. Prior to TIAA, Dave held numerous senior posts during a 27-year tenure at Thrivent Financial.

Dave received his MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Concordia College. He serves on the Advisory Board of the McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, where he has also been an Adjunct Professor.

Wendy York is Dean of the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University in South Carolina, where she is the first female to hold that position. Prior to her role at Clemson, Wendy served as Associate Dean at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where she successfully envisioned and led a large strategic reorganization of multiple education centers dedicated to faculty research and entrepreneurial curriculum.  With extensive business experience and strong leadership skills, Wendy has worked for more than 25 years in large and small for-profit and nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries. Entrepreneurial by nature, Wendy also started and/or lead four early-stage technology and internet companies, including a database marketing company she founded and then sold to a national advertising agency. Subsequently, Wendy spent five years of her career as a venture capitalist where she managed a private portfolio with a market capitalization of $100 million.

Wendy holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations with Honors and grade point distinction from Stanford University and an MBA with an emphasis on strategy and operations from Harvard Business School.

About Andesa Services

Andesa Services provides comprehensive, integrated Policy Administration, Plan Administration and Third-Party Administration solutions for life insurance and annuity carriers and producers. With nearly 40 years in business, Andesa Services offers this suite of services in a secure, private cloud environment. The integrated approach to technology and service for life insurance and annuity markets results in efficiency gains, reduced hardware costs, mitigated compliance risk and improved market response. For more information on Andesa Services, please visit or follow us on Twitter @AndesaServices.

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