Originally from Camanche, Iowa, Barb Randall attended the University of Iowa, where she got her degree in journalism and mass communications. Barb spent her free time at Iowa as a member of the Hawkeye volleyball team for four seasons, earning several accolades.
She opened the Cedar Rapids office in 2013 as Benefit Plan Advisors. It was baptism by fire as two weeks after she started her business, the Affordable Care Act marketplace website issues happened, and consumers had more questions about insurance than ever.
With a background in banking, operations, and building teams, Barb’s experience and “just keep swimming” philosophy has assisted her in building her book of business one client at a time over the past few years.
Barb joined the GBP team in the fall of 2017 to increase market share for group benefits in the Cedar Rapids metro area. Barb, and her husband, Dan, live on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. Outside of work, Barb is active in Rotary, and volunteers many hours coaching kids in volleyball and baseball. She is a board member of Rider’s Club of America, and is on the University of Iowa Varsity Club Advisory committee. Barb also does color commentary for volleyball broadcasts in the Cedar Rapids area, for the University of Northern Iowa, and for the girls’ state tournament.