Robert A. Rusbuldt is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. (IIABA or the Big “I”). He joined the Association in 1986 and was named CEO in 2001.
During his time at the Big “I,” Mr. Rusbuldt earned recognition as one of the leading experts on tax, banking, insurance and financial services issues in Washington, DC. The Washington Post, Roll Call and The Hill have named Mr. Rusbuldt as one of the most influential private sector people with Congress. For the last several years he has been named one of the most influential leaders in the insurance industry.
Mr. Rusbuldt has appeared regularly on FOX News, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Washington’s CBS affiliate WUSA-TV, Washington’s NewsChannel 8, and other networks and shows to offer expert commentary on legislative, policy, business, and insurance issues.
Mr. Rusbuldt graduated summa cum laude from The King’s College, NY, and he received his Master of Arts from American University in Washington, DC. He was chosen to participate in the Symposium on the Presidency in 1978 and the American Studies program.
Mr. Rusbuldt’s tenure in Washington includes five years with Rep. Carroll Campbell (R-SC), where he was responsible for House Ways and Means Committee work. He also worked for the American Insurance Association, representing some of the largest property-casualty insurance companies in the country. Mr. Rusbuldt was a program analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor and spent one year as a research analyst for the Federation of Tax Administrators.
Mr. Rusbuldt has been a senior advisor to former Governor John Kasich (Ohio). He serves as chairman of the TrustedChoice.com board, serves on the Trusted Choice board, the ACORD board, the Connecticut Community Bank/InsurBanc board, the Big “I” Advantage board, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society board, the Ripon Society board, and for 12 years was on the MS National Capital board.
Mr. Rusbuldt has authored articles on tax policy, insurance, banking, economic, legislative and political issues.
Mr. Rusbuldt and his wife Barbara reside in Fairfax County, VA. They have three children.
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.