James Ashford

James Ashford

James Ashford

Vice President of Business Development | Native Health Advisors

James Ashford has over fifteen years of experience in the health insurance industry, serving as the State Director of Vision Care Direct of Oklahoma. In 2021, he founded an Agency to assist brokers with cost containment strategies. In 2024, he intends to launch JaLaJo, a company dedicated to cost containment for weight loss shots and delivering high-quality GLP-1s to brokers, employers, and TPAs. James also serves as the VP of Business Development for Native Health Advisors by helping tribal health systems and tribally owned entities control and reduce health care costs.

 

Mr. Ashford has been married to his beloved wife, Jacqui Ashford, for twenty-six years, and they have five children ranging in age from twenty-three to thirty-two. Mr. Ashford presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma State Chamber and chairs several committees. Within the three Oklahoma NABIP Chapters, he holds three different positions. He chairs the Web/Communication seat for the State Chapter, chairs Professional Development for the Oklahoma City Chapter, and chairs the Legislative Committee for the Tulsa Chapter. Furthermore, he is the chair for the 2024 American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball, which raised over $400,000 last year to support cancer research. As a member of NABIP, Mr. Ashford has attended CapCon and the Annual Conference for the past three years, forging numerous relationships with Federal and State Legislatures. As the legislative chair of the Tulsa NABIP Legislative Committee, he was awarded the Legislative Excellence Award at the most recent CapCon, which he helped host. He also volunteers to give free eye exams at the Tulsa Homeless Shelter.