Marc Cadin Begins Tenure as AALU’s CEO

Marc Cadin Begins Tenure as AALU’s CEO With Focus on Strategic Plan to Elevate Profession, Grow Membership, Increase Advocacy

September 4, 2018


RESTON, VA – AALU introduced Marc Cadin as the organization’s new CEO today, a planned transition first announced in March of 2018. An 18-year AALU veteran who previously served as AALU’s Chief Operating Officer, and just the third CEO in AALU’s 60-year history, Marc brings a passion for elevating the profession that promotes the financial and retirement security of the American people. As CEO, he will lead the strategic and operational aspects of the organization with a focus on growing membership, enhancing services and resources for AALU members, and increasing advocacy effectiveness.

AALU is the leading voice for financial security professionals and has a unique perspective on the impact of legislation and regulation on the financial security of the families and businesses served by its members. Marc is focusing on opportunities to transform the organization’s ability to enhance certainty for clients who partner with AALU members to plan for the future.

David F. Byers, Jr., AALU President, said: “Marc is the leader we need at this critical time. He knows where we’ve been, where we are, and most importantly, where we need to go so that our members can continue to promote the financial and retirement security of their clients. I am excited to be working with Marc in his new role and look forward to his vision and leadership as we work to grow and strengthen AALU.”

“I have a deep affection for AALU and what our members do for their clients each day,” Cadin added. “To lead this organization, fuel growth, and effect change from a strong foundation is an exciting challenge at a time when the American people need—more than ever—advice and guidance to plan effectively for the future. Together with our excellent team, I will continue to engage our members, our Board, and our corporate partners to ensure we achieve our strategic objectives.”

Marc joined AALU in 2000 as Associate Director, Legislative Affairs. After ascending to lead the Government Affairs team, he was named COO in 2016. Marc earned a B.B.A. from Villanova University and a JD with honors from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Read Marc Cadin’s full bio here.


AALU is the trusted, influential voice for life insurance and annuities distribution in Washington, D.C. with a heritage of leadership and success. Since 1957, we have provided our members with essential tools and services for professional development, networking, and advocacy. AALU’s mission is to strengthen, grow, promote, and advocate for the life insurance industry, ensuring a unified voice and a diverse membership.  For more information, visit


Armstrong Robinson
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
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