Don Goldmann Named President of NAHU

(Orange, CA) – Don Goldmann was named to the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Board of Trustees as president at the 85th Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA. After accepting the gavel from outgoing president Ryan Thorne, Mr. Goldmann vowed to reinforce NAHU’s mission: to educate consumers and lawmakers about the value that health insurance agents and brokers bring to the health care system and, through education and association involvement, to increase NAHU members’ ability to better serve consumers.

“Don has been an incredible asset to NAHU and our goals of supporting agents and educating the American public about the healthcare options available to them,” said Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO. “As president, Don will continue his commitment of helping NAHU achieve its legislative and educational initiatives for its members.”

Goldmann, vice president of Word & Brown General Agency, has been in the insurance industry for more than 35 years, and has been a member of NAHU since 1986. As a Continuing Education (CE) presenter, he is a highly sought-after speaker and frequently published contributor to national, state and local journals. During his membership in NAHU, he has served as a regional, state and local leader and has received numerous awards for his efforts.

Serving on the Financial Committee five times, Goldmann helped to write five annual budgets, which have contributed to NAHU’s continued growth and success. As NAHU secretary, Goldmann oversaw the review of 34 important policies and procedures (P&P) as well as drafted a major restructuring of the P&P dealing with the bidding of contracts and services.

“The members of NAHU are my professional family and to be selected by them is the greatest honor that I’ve ever been given,” Goldmann said. “I am most grateful to be allowed to serve them and our cause of promoting private market solutions for the financing of healthcare in America.”

Goldmann received a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s in business communications from the University of Michigan. He lives and works in Orange, California.

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. NAHU is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, visit our web site at

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