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Roger McCarty

In 1955, Roger McCarty entered the insurance business. He spent many successful years as an agent, but grew frustrated with the hoops agents had to jump through every time they wanted to write a different product or get additional support. He had a vision of a better way—a one-stop marketing office agents could rely upon for access to a wide variety of products, great service, and comprehensive support. In 1983, Roger brought that dream to life when he founded Brokers International, changing the way agents and agencies would do business for decades to come.

Brokers International has always been driven by Roger’s vision, and his family members have helped carry that vision out. Together, Roger, his nephew Bill, and his son Kelly, helped shape Brokers International, with Bill eventually serving as President and Kelly as Senior Vice President. Together, their shared passion for building agencies helped grow Brokers International into the company it is today: one of the nation’s largest and longest-standing insurance marketing organizations.

Brokers International has remained a family-owned and independently-operated organization, still driven by Roger’s values of trustworthiness, empowerment, innovation, and dependability. We remain focused on meeting the needs of our agency partners and their financial professionals as we continue to help build agencies across the country.


Why Brokers?

We help our agency partners and their financial professionals build stronger businesses and better serve their customers through innovative marketing solutions, exclusive tools and services, and in-depth operational support.
By working with Brokers International, you’ll gain access to annuity and life insurance resources, multiple insurance carriers and products, exclusive professional development programs, and personalized sales support.

Our Philanthropy

Brokers International believes in giving back to our community. That’s why our employees come together throughout the year to host fundraising events, generously donating to a chosen local or national nonprofit organization. All funds raised by associates are matched by an additional contribution on behalf of Brokers International.

Our Charitable Giving program donates to various local and national nonprofit organizations. We are proud to participate in and support groups and activities like:

  • Adopt-A-Family
  • Urbandale Community Action Network (UCAN)
  • Guthrie County Relay for Life
  • Des Moines MS Walk


Our Team

With more than 271 combined years of experience, our team is dedicated to helping our agency partners and their financial professionals expand their reach, streamline processes and build their business.

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Mark Williams

President and CEO

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John Vogelaar

Chief Financial Officer

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Ross Kalber

Chief Information & Operations Officer

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Steve Smith

Chief Marketing Officer

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Rocky Robbins

Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Counsel

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Brian Aukes

President, Brokers Financial

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Tonja Clark

VP Human Resources