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Denis Clifford

Senior Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer

Denis-Clifford.jpgDenis Clifford is the Senior Vice President & Chief Distribution Officer at SBLI. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the company’s Direct and Independent distribution channels.

Denis began his insurance career in 1997 with New York Life in Wellesley, Massachusetts as a Sales Agent and Registered Representative.

He joined SBLI in 2000 and held a variety of distribution-related management positions within Sales and Marketing. In 2007, he was named SBLI’s Vice President & Director of Brokerage and Independent Distribution. As the architect of the Independent channel, he was instrumental in the company’s nationwide expansion and entry into the Broker General Agency marketplace.

In 2010, Denis joined Ash Brokerage Corporation in Fort Wayne, Indiana as Executive Vice President. He was responsible for managing institutional accounts, brand marketing, and strategic projects. He returned to SBLI in July of 2013. Denis currently resides in Fort Wayne and is a member of industry trade associations NAILBA, NAIFA, and LIDMA.