Leadership

Doug Tuttle

Doug's insurance career spans 27 years in the industry, beginning at LCBA in 1992. His LCBA career began as a programmer/analyst. During his tenure at LCBA he has been in charge of underwriting, claims, member service, fraternal department, sales, marketing, product development and information systems. His broad range of experience serves him well as President & CEO.

Doug holds a BSBA (information systems and accounting majors) from Gannon University in Erie, PA and holds multiple insurance designations to include FLMI, FIFC, ALHC and ACS. Doug first came into the industry as part of an independent financial planning firm. He started out as a programmer, writing custom code to help manage the firm's many clients and their holdings. Over time his duties expanded to include research and analysis of limited partnerships and other high risk, high yield investments. Doug also worked on the firm's high face and/or high risk life cases. Then he became the firm's retirement and estate planning expert.

Doug is married to Noreen, his wife of 32 years and is a father of four. Doug identifies himself as a "tinkerer" and works on projects such as building model (RC) airplanes, restoring a classic car and remodeling their home. He is an avid bicyclist and is active in PTO and youth sports.

Ross Aresco

Ross Aresco plays a significant role in the continued development of the association and is responsible for LCBA's financial operations. Ross holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. His career includes six years in public accounting as a financial statement auditor: three in Boston with a "Big 4" audit firm, Deloitte & Touche; three in Erie with a regional firm, Malin, Bergquist and Co., LLP. Ross was introduced to LCBA while working on the Malin, Bergquist audit team.

This background has provided Ross with financial statement audit and internal control experience across various industries, including large, public companies, for-profit and non-profit companies. Ross started with LCBA in September of 2006 as Controller and transitioned to the Vice President-Finance position in March of 2008. Ross is responsible for the oversight of LCBA's day-to-day financial management; all financial reporting and compliance; budgeting; tax reporting and compliance; and the design and implementation of internal controls.

Born and raised on a Christmas tree farm in East Hampton, CT, Ross met his wife, Michelle, during their freshman year in college. They have three young boys. In addition to fatherhood, some of Ross’ other passions include sailing, cooking, and competing in triathlons, as well as trying to keep up with Michelle, who is an accomplished ultra-marathoner.

Rebecca Black

Employed with LCBA since 2001, Becca has over 13 years experience in technology, with an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems and an in-depth working knowledge of high-end insurance-specific database systems as well as numerous state-specific insurance product filing regulations.

As Vice President of Administration, Becca brings to her daily tasks the unique ability to manage both data and individuals, exercising logic and sensitivity in making LCBA back-end operations work smoothly, with continued improvement over time. She is also an active participant in the Life Insurance Council (LIC), a professional networking division of which LCBA is a member.

Becca's organizational skills are put to the test through community involvement as well. An active member of her community, Becca is president of Northwest Little Gridders, Inc., having served in other volunteer roles prior to this.

Married to her husband Rusty, Becca is the mother of two boys and the family shares two dogs and three cats. Becca loves being outdoors, reading, bowling and spending time with her family.

Walther H. Losee

Walter H. Losee oversees both markets LCBA operates in – Pre-Need, and Traditional. In the Traditional Market, Walter oversees the in-house agents as well as the independent agents that are contracted with LCBA. In the Pre-Need Market, he oversees the four regional managers that represent LCBA to that market.

Walter holds a B.S. Degree in Rehabilitation from Pennsylvania State University. His sales career started in 1978 with Curtis 1000, which at the time, was the largest direct to consumer provider of envelopes and custom printing. Coincidentally LCBA happened to be one of his customers. Walter then moved on to spend a large portion of his career working for West Publishing selling legal research tools to attorneys. After a short period of time in the Financial Services field as a Broker for UBS Financial Services he became a part-time Regional Manager in LCBA’s Pre-Need market where he was responsible for the northwest corner of Pennsylvania.

Wally and his wife, Holly, of 39 years reside in Meadville, Pa. They are proud parents of two children Lindsay and Brent and grandparents to 5 boys: Christopher, Anthony, Walter, Nolan, and Landon. They enjoy spending time with family and traveling. Wally has had a number of interest over the years including Basketball and Soccer Officiating, National Ski Patrol, local politics, and most anything related to Penn State Sports.

Alex Miller

Alex has been with LCBA since 1998. Starting as a programmer / analyst, he was responsible for developing the entire IT infrastructure from scratch including implementing Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Servers. Throughout his career Alex has focused on continuous process improvement, streamlining our business applications, information technology strategy and facilities.

Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Gannon University, Alex has worked in plastics, machining, and foundry industries making anything from pipe tools to Tier 1 automotive parts. Programming and technology were always intertwined with his work which led him to migrate to an IT career with LCBA. Drawing on his knowledge in different industries Alex was Project Manager for LCBA’s new building design and construction. He has continued his education with additional course work at Gannon and Penn State Behrend.

Alex is the proud parent of two Australian shepherds and is an avid sailboat racer. He also serves the Erie Yacht Club Racing Fleet in capacities as a scorer and race officer.

Life Insurance with a Conscience since 1890®.

That simple belief is what differentiates Loyal Christian Benefit Association (LCBA) from competitors. Yes, we sell insurance: Funeral Pre-Arrangement Funding Products, Traditional Life Insurance Plans, Tax Deferred Annuities and Medicare Supplement Products. But what makes LCBA different is we operate under the "common bond" of Christianity and return earnings from the sale of financial service products to our member customers and their communities in the form of member benefits, discount programs and scholarship opportunities.