Sr. Vice President & Director of Sales, Benefits
James S. Garbina is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in business finance. He joined the Employee Benefits Department of The Koch Co. in 1987 as an Account Executive and was named Vice President in 1992 and Senior Vice President in 1999. He currently manages this division for The Koch Co. now FNIC.
Jim is a part of FNIC's strategic planning committee, and a director. He is a current member and previous board member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors), earning his Fellowship designation (LUTCF) in 1994. He is a current member of NAHU (National Association of Health Underwriters). In 2011, The Koch Co. joined the Benefit Advisors Network; and in 2013, Jim was chosen to lead the strategic planning team for the national organization made up of 60 agencies, managing benefits for 10,000 employers and 8.5 million employees.
Jim also donates time to a number of nonprofit organizations, serving as the Board President for Midwest Child Care, past Board member for the UNO Alumni Association, Finance Chairman for his local parish and board member for the Papillion LaVista School Foundation.