Carl Wackerle retires from NGL as Regional Vice President Sales

We are pleased to announce the retirement of Carl Wackerle, NGL Regional Vice President Sales on April 13, 2021. Wackerle’s experience in the industry spans two decades. He is a well-known and influential executive who has participated in many industry events and has been a popular speaker at national conventions and meetings. “I have worked… Read More

ICCFA and NGL collaborate to answer questions facing death care industry

We are pleased to announce a new collaborative project with the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA), called Take 5. Cameron Black, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at NGL and Poul Lemasters, Esq., General Counsel at ICCFA share their take on topics that are top-of-mind for individuals in the death care profession.… Read More

Mike Stephens, retired NGL Regional Vice President passes away

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Mike Stephens, retired NGL Preneed Regional Vice President, on May 15, 2020. Mike retired in February 2019 after 35 years in the funeral industry and more than 10 years with NGL. Mike was a valuable member of our Preneed sales team. During his tenure… Read More

Enhanced Sales Team Focused on Preneed Unveiled at NGL

National Guardian Life Insurance Company (NGL), has promoted individuals and reorganized the structure of its Preneed sales team to further strengthen strategic partnerships and deepen relationships to enhance Preneed sales growth potential. The team has a wealth of knowledge in the Preneed industry and an understanding of serving the needs of marketing organizations, independent agents… Read More

Jennifer Kaset joins NGL as Regional Vice President

We are pleased to announce Jennifer Kaset has joined the marketing team as Regional Vice President. Kaset will focus on developing and nurturing preneed partnerships with NGL’s marketing organizations, independent agents and agencies. She serves as a member of the NGL Preneed sales team and oversees partners’ service needs as they strive to achieve their… Read More

New partnership announced with Tribute Insurance Assignments

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Tribute Insurance Assignments to help funeral homes maximize their potential through value-added services for families they serve. Tribute Insurance Assignments is a trusted life insurance assignment partner for companies like Frazer Consultants, FrontRunner Professional, SRS Computing and NGL. They have the capabilities to provide a quick, easy, electronic assignment… Read More

Joanna Trygstad joins NGL as Vice President, Policy Administration

We are pleased to welcome Joanna K. Trygstad to the team as Vice President, Policy Administration. Joanna oversees the policy administration services, claims, underwriting, agent support and customer services. “Joanna is a results-driven collaborative leader who empowers the people on her teams to focus on customer service excellence. Her background in the insurance industry and… Read More

Euphemisms and death

We have many euphemisms for death with “passed away” being one of the most common. Euphemisms are usually used when the topic is sensitive or when someone is trying to make an uncomfortable topic more pleasant. But, in using euphemisms are we really making the topic of death easier or are we making it more… Read More