Executive Board

The Voluntary Benefits Association Executive Board of Directors are legally recognized, industry professionals with full decision-making authority that provide governance to the VBA. The Executive Board has agreed on the VBA’s Organizational bylaws which spell out the number of directors, length of their term and roles. The board of directors also accepts responsibility for the assignment and monitoring of projects for the organization’s executive director.

Robert Shestack, CVBS, CFF

Chairman & CEO

Jake Velie, CPT

Vice Chairman

Nelson Griswold


Donald A. Rowe, RHU

Vice President / Corporate Treasurer

Lee Stokes

Vice President / Corporate Secretary

Joel Horowitz, Esq.

Chief Legal Counsel

Warren Benoit

Member At-Large

Neil Model

Member At-Large

Jim O'Connor

Member At-Large

Sarah Hunt, CVBS

Executive Director
Member At-Large