Brian Brumbaugh, CEO
Brian Brumbaugh, CEO of Preferred Benefit Specialists, LLC, began learning business management at an early age from his father and grandfather at Bruco, Brumbaugh Body Shop who manufactured custom fire trucks and other auto body work. While working, Brian earned his BS degree in Gerontology from Penn State University in 1986. He began is career in the Health and Human Services field in a variety of positions from 1984 through 1995, working for the Area Agency on Aging in several counties, the Altoona Hospital in mental health and case management at HealthSouth. Brian began his employment in the Health Insurance industry in 1995 working for both national and regional carriers; acquiring licenses in Health, Accident, Property, Casualty and Annuities. He started working in sales at The Preferred Healthcare System PPO in 2001. Brian and his business partner, Maureen Frucella, purchased the PPO Network from the Altoona Hospital and integrated it with a full service insurance agency: Preferred Benefit Specialists, LLC, in 2009 located in Duncansville, PA. Brian added certifications with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Medicare Advantage, the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”/Marketplace) and the National Health Underwriters Affordable Care Act. Preferred Benefit Specialists are also were the first brokers for Empower 3, Center for Health, an insurance program specifically designed for the working under-insured and pre-paid medical services.
Brian has a business partnership with Brumbaugh Enterprises, owners of commercial/industrial real estate and operators of Secur-Stor Self Storage. Brian is a founder and business partner of The FACT Group, LLC, a firearms and combative training company in Central and Western PA where he is a certified National Rifle Association and Last Man Standing Defense Firearms instructor.
Brian has served in the President position of both the Altoona Kiwanis Club and the Penn Mont Academy School Board where he held the position for six years. In addition, Brian has served on the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board for five years and a member of Blair County President’s Forum for five years. He is also active within his Church, The 28th Street Church of the Brethren, where he has been a Church Board member and Chair of Stewards for nine years. For the past 27 years, Brian has been the tenor in The Heirsmen Gospel Quartet. Brian resides in Duncansville, PA and enjoys spending time with his wife, Brenda and children: Jessica and Joshua. When not at the office, he has fun getting away to hunt, fish, whitewater kayak, sing, ride motorcycles and restore classic automobiles.