Board of Directors

John G. Gantz, Jr.

John G. Gantz, Jr. is a member of NCLD’s Innovation Committee. He is a former chairman of the board of NCLD and has been on the board of directors since 1989.

He is the executive vice president of Collins Consulting, with nearly 50 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Collins Consulting in 2006, he was president of Argonaut Insurance Co., a principal of Swiss Re New Markets, executive vice president of Swiss Re America, and founding head of its alternative risk management division. He previously led various units at American International Group. John holds a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University and an MBA from New York University.

Why are you an advocate for individuals with learning disabilities?

“I’m an advocate because there continues to be a significant lack of understanding in our schools, in our legislatures, in the business community, and among the general public that people with learning and attention issues cannot achieve at the same level as their peers. As a husband of someone with learning and attention issues, and as a father and grandfather of children with learning and attention issues, I’ve seen firsthand how early intervention and access to the right resources can make a significant and positive impact on their future and ensure they reach their full potential.”

From the policy blog

Complicating My LD Narrative

Written by Julia Nessman, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 23 hours ago

Then I was diagnosed with an LD (learning disability) at 10 years old. Through my mom’s persistence in getting me a neuropsychological evaluation, I found out that I was struggling in school because I had serious deficits in executive functioning, working memory, and auditory processing. On the other hand, I also discovered that I had a number of strengths, including advanced verbal skills and a near perfect visual memory.

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