AFBA and 5Star Life Insurance Company Announce New Senior Vice President of Business Development

Newly created position will drive strategic growth initiatives for 5Star Life Insurance Company

Nov 06, 2013, 16:22 ET from AFBA

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) and 5Star Life Insurance Company (5Star Life) announce the promotion of Cynthia Light to Senior Vice President of Business Development of 5Star Life Insurance Company, effective October 3, 2013.

"This opportunity will enable Cynthia to make a broader impact as we continue to grow and expand our services to AFBA members and 5Star Life customers," said Mark Singleton, President of 5Star Life.

In her new role, Light will be responsible for developing and leading implementation of business development efforts across AFBA and 5Star Life's multiple insurance channels. She will focus on integrating coordinated business development and distribution strategies to support the organizations' markets.

Light, who previously served as Vice President of the National Guard and Active Duty Markets of AFBA, has over 25 total years of experience in life insurance, sales, marketing, and administrative roles. Light is known for building relationships with agents along with developing effective sales strategies. Light is a graduate of The University of Virginia and earned an MBA from The College of William and Mary with a concentration in Marketing and holds the Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter designations from the American College.

About AFBA – Founded to Serve Our Great Nation
AFBA was established in 1947 with the support of the General of the Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower, to ease the strain on military members and their families during wartime. At that time, service members could not purchase life insurance that would pay a death benefit if the member was killed in a war zone.

For over 66 years, AFBA, the Armed Forces Benefit Association, has stood by our country's armed forces. AFBA provides life insurance in both war and peace to those who serve this great nation including military, first responders and government employees.

What makes AFBA unique is that, unlike so many insurance companies, AFBA's insurance coverage continues to have no war or terrorism exclusions. AFBA also offers other financial benefits and services to its members. Visit AFBA @

About 5Star Life Insurance Company
5Star Life Insurance Company (5Star Life) is the underwriter of AFBA member policies and is also a growing provider of supplemental and other voluntary life insurance products. Its flexible business model enables 5Star Life to serve the needs of a diverse clientele — as an insurance advisor to individuals and organizations, and as a trusted partner to brokers. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, 5Star Life is currently licensed in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.