National Guardian Life Insurance Co. recently announced that it has promoted two of its employees.

Jennifer Kaset and Judy Olson (shown below) have each been promoted to vice president, sales and business development. These promotions will further strengthen the company’s strategic partnerships and deepen relationships to enhance sales growth potential in the insurance marketplace.

Judy Olson

“Jennifer and Judy have been instrumental in helping NGL continue to grow our sales, drive new opportunities and deepen our relationships with our marketing partners. They are knowledgeable and dependable leaders in the insurance industry. I look forward to seeing what they can achieve in their newly expanded roles as they lead their teams,” said Jeremy Ragsdale, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.


Kaset has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry . She joined NGL in December 2019 as regional vice president of sales, focusing on developing and nurturing preneed partnerships with NGL’s marketing organizations, independent agents and agencies. She also oversees partners’ service needs as they strive to achieve their marketing goals.

“My passion for the funeral profession aligns with NGL’s core values of integrity, dependability, collaboration, compassion and growth,” Kaset said. “These values are always top of mind and demonstrated with each interaction. I’m proud to offer valuable products to the funeral homes we serve and to represent one of the best Preneed providers in the industry.” She added, “I am grateful to work with amazing colleagues and look forward to being a part of NGL’s future growth in Preneed distribution as we grow our market share and value of new business.”

Jennifer Kaset

Olson has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. In her new role, she will continue to work with NGL’s preneed and AssetGuard marketing partners to support their growth and business development opportunities. Olson joined NGL in January 2008 and has served in roles including regional vice president of sales; assistant vice president and director of partner support at NGL, where she led a team dedicated to supporting key business relationships with NGL’s marketing organizations.

“I’m fortunate to be able to combine my background in both marketing and sales with my dedication to building collaborative relationships, providing excellent customer support, and providing all of our partners with resources for business development,” Olson said. “NGL has been providing families with valuable insurance coverage for over a century. Reliability, quality and stability are attributes partners and policyholders can expect from NGL. We are dedicated to helping families face life’s financial challenges with confidence, dignity and grace.”

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