Dr. Dave Rengachary is promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Director, effective immediately.
Prior to joining RGA in 2013, Dr. Rengachary was a general neurologist in practice at Missouri Baptist Medical Center where he also served as medical director for their Primary Stroke Center. He attended the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University, and then completed an adult neurology residency at Washington University followed by a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and board certification.
In just 3 years at RGA, Dr. Rengachary has mastered the role of Medical Director in the US Facultative Underwriting Department, gaining the respect of the Medical and Underwriting associates in the U.S. as well as internationally. He has presented at multiple U.S. Medical Education Sessions as well as contributing to both RGA University programs. He has developed a high profile in the U.S. life insurance industry through numerous publications and presentations for local, regional, and national insurance organizations. He has promoted himself in the market as RGA’s lead Medical Director and has easily established strong relationships with many Chief Medical Directors and Chief Underwriters at our client companies. Since his last promotion, Dr. Rengachary has taken over responsibility for leading our group of Medical Directors, who now include Dr. Sharylee Barnes, Dr. Valerie Kaufman, Dr. Lisa Duckett, and Dr. Elyssa Del Valle. With Dr. Rengachary’s leadership, USMM can now boasts of one of the strongest groups of Medical Directors in the industry.
Donna Michele is promoted to Senior Underwriting Consultant. Donna has been with RGA since January 2012 and progressed through our Jet Underwriter training program. She joined us with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and has earned the FALU, FLMI and ACS designations. She has worked on facultative business, participated in several SUP opportunities, has participated in RGA University and is a member of the Genetic Specialty team.
Scott Sibley is promoted to Senior Underwriting Consultant. Scott has been with RGA since January 2012 and also progressed through our Jet Underwriter training program. He joined RGA with a Bachelor Degree in Biology and has earned the FALU, FLMI, ACS and ARA designations. He has worked on facultative business, participated in several SUP opportunities, presented at RGA University, leads the Genetic Specialty team, is a member of the Pro Athlete specialty team and assisted on the Allianz FastPath project.
Viki Wells is promoted to Senior Underwriting Consultant. Viki joined RGA in December 2015 from Symetra and has quickly acclimated to RGA underwriting philosophy and procedures. Viki has a Bachelor Degree from State University of New York, has earned several industry designations including FALU, FLMI and CLU and just recently passed the ChFC HS 314 exam. She has worked on facultative business and is currently participating in the New York Life SUP. Viki is a member of the Genetics and Older Age specialty teams.
Andrea Brauer is promoted to Associate Underwriting Consultant. Andrea joined RGA in January 2016 as a Jet Underwriter. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and English from William Jewell College. Andrea successfully completed our underwriting training program and passed ALU 101 exam along with LOMA 280.
Brittany Donohue is promoted to Associate Underwriting Consultant. Brittany joined US Underwriting in January 2016 as a Jet Underwriter transferring from our Claims Department. She has a Bachelor of Business Degree in Finance from Western Illinois University and has earned the ALMI and ACS designations along with the FLMI Level 1 certificate. Brittany has successfully completed our underwriting training program, passed the ALU 101 exam with distinction and recently passed LOMA 311.
Sheila Whitaker is promoted to Analyst in US Fac Support. Sheila has been with RGA for 20 years and has held several different positions in Fac Support progressing through the New Business Processor levels and is an integral part of the US Support team. In addition to daily case processing duties, Sheila has worked on several projects, assisted with our YES program and in 2012 received RGA’s Most Client Focused award.