Tod Lashway

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Tod Lashway

Tod Lashway joined the insurance business in 1983 after graduating from Arizona State University in 1980 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He spent nine years with the Lutheran Brotherhood in the field from 1983 – 1991.

Tod joined Guardian in 1991 as a financial representative, Career Development Supervisor, and training specialist in the Phoenix Agency. He left Guardian in 1996 for Farm Bureau Life as an advanced specialist before returning to Guardian in 1997.

From there, Tod served as regional productivity consultant for Guardian in the Western Region home office in 1997 to 1998, and then was appointed as training specialist on a national basis in 1999. He traveled extensively to Guardian agencies all over the country and served in that capacity until October of 2003. Returning to Southwest (Phoenix) Agency on in November of 2003, he became the Director of Training and Business Development. He proceeded to work as a Regional Life Product Specialist for Guardian’s home office from 2005 to 2009.

Tod joined Penn Mutual in June, 2009, serving now as a Director in the Professional and Practice Development unit.

He served as the President of Arizona Association of Life Underwriters (NAIFA-Arizona) from 1993 to 1994 and was inducted into Arizona’s Life Insurance Hall of Fame in 1999. He is also a member of NAIFA, SFSP, AALU, and GAMA.

Presently, Tod is serving as Chair of the Arizona Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Fund for the 11th year, serving as an appointee of the Governor of Arizona. He is now serving his 6th three–year term.

Tod currently resides in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 37 years, Sally. His hobbies include running, fishing, golf, travel, and listening to music.

Stories by Tod Lashway

Relationships and Values: Four Generations of Navigating the Unknown

By Tod Lashway | January 17, 2017

Last year, about this time, my father passed away. It was not unexpected, but I lost one of the formative people in my life – tall, strong, a disciplinarian, but he had a big heart beneath all the bluster. My mother showed me how to treat others with respect and dignity, to be considerate of others’ perspectives and well-being. Together, they taught us family values and responsibility for each other. Relationships and values.