Our Team

IMG_1342-2-2     Karen Gardner - General Agent

Karen started as a brokerage manager at MetroDI in 1980 after graduating from George Washington University. In 1985 Karen became co-general agent of MetroDI. MetroDI was the leading general agency for Massachusetts Casualty for over ten years, until they stopped writing business in 1999. With the demise of so many Disability Income carriers, Karen’s vision for a full service disability General Agency representing multiple companies was born. She has written many articles and has spoken at industry meetings on Disability Income related topics, and has been on insurance company advisory panels for many years. Karen's goal is to help spread the word about the importance of income protection. Karen has three children, two who make up the third generation of disability income specialists at MetroDI. In her free time, Karen enjoys traveling, cooking and entertaining.


     Lorraine Skoglund - Vice President of Sales

Lorraine began her career at MetroDI in 1995 after working in sales and design for many years. She has provided sales support and expertise to her brokers and the brokerage managers that she has trained. Her creative background has helped her provide out of the box solutions to the many hundreds of agents that she’s guided through the disability maze over the years. Her expertise in medical underwriting makes her a most valuable member of our team. She has helped her agents place millions of dollars of Disability Income premium. When not working Lorraine travels the world, creates art, cooks, gardens and hangs with her two terriers, two cats, and her son Jacob.



Keith_Landsberg_Photo      Keith Landsberg - Executive Vice President, Operations & Business Development 

Keith has held many executive leadership roles throughout his career, including Vice President of Options for the American Stock Exchange, Executive Vice President, Business Development at Ballista Securities, and COO for Chris Benz Fashion Designs. He has been frequently quoted by publications such as the New York Times, Institutional Investor and The Wall Street Letter, and served as a popular guest expert television commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg Television, CNNfn, Fox News Channel and The BBC Network. Keith's experience successfully navigating organizations through constant high-risk financial volatility coupled with his expertise in financial risk-managment products gives him the the unique ability to anticipate the ever-changing needs of our agents and their clients. Keith lives on Long Island with his wife Stacey and children Maddy & Ryan.


    Jordan Albala - Brokerage ManagerIMG_1347

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a degree in Architecture, Jordan joined the MetroDI team representing the third generation of disability income specialists. His expertise in business products has helped many agents through financial underwriting. Jordan prides himself on teaching agents how to maximize their sales through multilife & guaranteed issue concepts and has been an asset to many new and experienced insurance professionals. Jordan resides in midtown, Manhattan. In his free time Jordan enjoys working out, and is an avid Yankees fan.


IMG_1260   Christopher Leppard - Brokerage Manager 

Christopher is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington with degrees in business administration, entrepreneurship and marketing. Since joining MetroDI in 2010 as a Brokerage Manager, Chris has represented his clients with hard work, integrity and a dedication to providing his agents with disability products specifically tailored to meet their clients unique needs. Chris has built a large network of agents who appreciate his commitment to building relationships based on mutual respect and the trust that Chris will always do the extra work that is necessary to exceed their expectations.



  Lindsay Albala - Brokerage Manager





Barbara Mazzara - Licensing and New Business Specialist & Policy Issue

Elizabeth Dawydko - Pending Business Coordinator & Policy Issue

Pat Wicker - Pending Business Coordinator

Ann Verriotto - Pending Business Coordinator

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