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Board Members

ASBA’s Board of Directors have a strong commitment to members, the community, and charitable organizations.

Billy Hill
Founder

Billy Hill, Jr has held executive roles for over 30 years for several large financial services organizations including the Ceres Group, the Great American Financial companies and AmeriLife, specializing in acquisitions, arbitrations, and strategy consulting. While an accomplished leader, Billy has always been an equally accomplished philanthropist. In 1986, Billy created the charitable organization that today is known as ASBA nationally, and in Texas, now TREA. Billy began raising millions of dollars for worthy causes with a focus on rare children’s diseases through various events, the biggest being the annual Hill Country Classic golf tournament held in Austin, Texas. Billy’s passion for serving lesser-known causes needing greater awareness leads to positive impacts and great strides towards hope and disease management, with the ultimate goal of a cure. Under Billy’s leadership, ASBA, and now TREA, enrich the lives of the members served, and its charity partners.
Billy holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. Degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Eileen Philbin
Executive Director

Eileen has over 20 years of financial services and marketing experience, holding leadership roles inside the WPP Group, JP Morgan Chase and Discover Card. Eileen also has over 15 years experience serving in the non-profit space. Her contributions include serving as the Executive Director of the American Senior Benefits Association, raising millions of dollars for worthy causes including Autism Speaks, Cystic Fibrosis, Kidz1st Fund, and as Executive Director for AccessMed.

Eileen is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Anita Gage

Anita Gage is the Chief Transformation Officer of Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA). She joined the company in August of 2017.

Anita brings over 30 years of insurance industry experience across multiple states and Fortune 500 companies to the ASBA board. She has vast experience with Project Office, Operations, and Sales, but in her current role, she has the opportunity to focus on her passion – employee engagement. Here, she has a track record of driving cultural change, being an authentic leader, and executing on operational efficiency.

Anita received her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Anita is committed to being a lifelong learner who enjoys international travel to learn from and about other cultures.

Ernie Giambra

Ernie Giambra brings over 30 years of executive leadership, financial and insurance industry expertise to the ASBA board. He has held roles for many large institutional organizations, serving as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, overseeing business and product development, recruiting, acquisitions and financial operations.

Ernie holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology, and has served on the ASBA board for over 14 years.

Mark Krum

Mark brings over 30 years of insurance industry leadership to the Access Med board. He has held several senior roles with national insurance carriers covering a broad product spectrum. He has consulted to many Fortune 500 companies, Venture Capital investments and independent start-ups.

Mark holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, a LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF) from Wharton School of Business and post graduate education from University of Chicago

Mark also serves on boards of other charitable organizations, The Gracie Foundation and ACCESSMed.

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is the President – Chief Operating Officer of Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA.) He joined the company in March of 2017.

Before joining AMBA, Mr. Taylor spent over 14 years in the insurance and financial services industry. His experience includes leading a variety of successful growth, strategic, sales, and marketing initiatives at Allstate, Bank of America, and Horace Mann Insurance. He has a proven track record of delivering profitable growth, driving operational excellence, and has an innovative approach to products and distribution.

Nick earned his Economics degree from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Illinois. Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and their two daughters Addison and Olivia.

Nick also serves on the board of another charitable organization, ACCESSMed.