NBCI Staff Profiles

To reach any of our staff please call (262) 201-4370 during business hours, (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST)

Thomas G. Naumann, Chairman of the Board (Retired)

Thomas G. Naumann, our founder, is a former senior officer for two major insurance companies. He’s an ingenious creator of insurance products, and successful facilitator of taking those products to market. When it comes to putting together the right networks, administrators, insurance partners, and programs for specific industries and clients, his strategic relationships allow for ingenuity to become product reality. He sees problems as opportunities for new products that meet the need, and brings those products to fruition. Tom is a lifelong learner and his ability to see trends in the marketplace is a valuable skill. His entrepreneurial ability and insight has been the foundation for National Benefit Consultants, Inc. and our success as we have navigated the ever-changing landscape of the insurance industry.

Tom spends his time between Wisconsin and the sunshine states of Arizona and Florida. An avid golfer, he enjoys time on the course with friends and family. He loves the competitive environment of golf and looks forward each spring to getting back on the course in Wisconsin.

Kerry Leist, President

Kerry Leist is a highly organized person of integrity, and these strengths, combined with her experience in administration and insurance products--especially Medicare--are tremendous assets that allow NBCI to serve our clients successfully. Her outstanding service and ability to handle difficult matters in the Medicare space has established Kerry as an industry expert. As an industry stakeholder she has worked directly with federal administrators at Health & Human Services (HHS) to obtain critical publication updates to the Who Pays First Handbook to bring clarity and guidance for beneficiaries and industry professionals. Her ability to work with the nation’s leading insurance carriers to bring cost effective solutions to group clients has earned her respect from those in positions of leadership within Human Resources, Union Groups, and this country’s leading insurance agencies. Kerry is a well-received area speaker on the topic of Medicare. She effectively delivers the right message to her distinct audiences.

Kerry has a degree in Psychology and Communications from Wisconsin Lutheran College. She is a native of Wisconsin. When she is not in the office, she loves to be riding her horses, running through the prairie, or playing with her dogs, Juno and Bourbon.

Kathy Anderson, Vice President

Kathy joined National Benefit Consultants, Inc. covering our southernmost region over 20 years ago. Working with a top university in Florida, she helped the university retirees transition to a much needed retiree medical solution from their employer plan. It was a model that has shown great success. Like many long standing clients, we proudly insure this member group today. Since this time, Kathy has worked with employers as large 20,000 employees, bringing parties to the table to extend additional benefits. Leveraging her business acumen to work with corporate employers and union groups, she brings a winning combination to our company and our clients in a caring manner that is aligned with our service commitment of excellence at all levels.

Kathy’s prior experience as a Registered Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley provides helpful knowledge of an insured’s financial concerns that go beyond their Social Security and Medicare, including the need for prudent planning. As a parent of a special needs adult son, Kathy is able to guide Medicare & Medicaid eligible individuals as they explore Medicare’s Dual Eligible Special Needs (D-SNP) plans and other services available to ease the added requirements of caring for a special needs individual. She understands the value of protecting private assets and leveraging public benefits, using community resources in a collaborative manner, and enlisting other industry professionals as needed.

Kathy has a degree in Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic College. She loves spending time with family, writing music, and walking on the beach.

Paul Leist, Director of Operations

Bio coming soon!

David Fee, Senior Benefit Consultant

David Fee has over 40 years of insurance experience, including 24 years at a major insurance company where the last 6 years he was their Regional Group Medicare Consultant. During his tenure as the Group Medicare Consultant, David found NBCI among the most knowledgeable consultants in the retiree solutions industry, and leveraged his exposure to NBCI’s voluntary Group Medicare Exchange to help design a voluntary Education Minnesota Group Medicare Exchange for 17,000 union retirees. Part of the NBCI organization since 2013, he brings his sales and implementation experience of over 5,000 Full Replacement Medicare Advantage lives to the company. Though proud of his execution of a Medicare Advantage conversion for the State of Wisconsin Post 65 retirees, David gives equal attention to retiree groups of all sizes. If you are in search of retiree solutions, you will know he has the experience to help you explore the full range of retiree medical solutions, and the expertise to install the plan that works best for you. David helps individuals and group members through a comprehensive produce portfolio.

David graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Political Science. He was a Community Organizer in the Bronx, NY and City Manager for PruCare of Illinois operations in Chicago where he earned his Master’s of Management degree at Kellogg School of Business. He is a lifelong learner and a history buff. He enjoys gardening, being involved with his local church, and the simple joy of a walk with his wife, Jane, because it’s good for their health.

Deborah Fielder-Schuster, Executive Assistant

Deborah Fielder-Schuster has worked for NBCI for over two decades providing key administrative support and collaboration to all officers of the company. She oversees the implementation and tracking of specific short-term projects and helps NBCI achieve corporate objectives by contributing research and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews. Deborah also handles integral corporate functions such as payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable, maintains our customer database, and handles correspondence and recordkeeping for the company President.

Originally from the Chicago area, Deborah is the proud mother of several Wisconsin cats who love to ride in style. They travel with Deb and their husband Mike to Door County on vacations in their RV. Deb is a lifelong animal lover and has previously owned several horses, Blackie and Bear, and a little pony named Skunk who all lived long, happy lives under her diligent care.

KellyAnn Bessa, Benefit Consultant

KellyAnn Bessa, who has a degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University, is one of our valued, licensed agents, with over twenty years of experience working in the insurance industry for both multi-national insurance companies and independent agents. Her superb attention to detail and outstanding problem-solving skills enable her to handle everything from new client enrollments to existing client customer service deftly and efficiently. Her customer service acuity benefits clients and NBCI partners on a daily basis, and one of her strengths is reassuring retirees by answering their questions and problem-solving their unique situations.

On fresh snow or green grass, you will often find KellyAnn hiking through the trails of Wisconsin. She also enjoys practicing the healing arts of yoga and Pilates, and encourages our clients to find ways to take care of themselves, too.

Bourbon, Chief Morale Officer

Bourbon is an Aussie Doodle who has been working at NBCI since he was a mere 3 months old. His affable nature and fluffy adorableness make him popular with his coworkers, who describe him as “a sweetheart” and “a very good boy.” Bourbon excels at napping, tennis balls, and the zoomies.