After globetrotting for Navy and AIG, he’s serving College and own clients
Atop the desk of Ed Auble ’61 stands a statuette of the Marquis de Lafayette, a reminder, Auble says, of his dedication to the French major-general’s words, “I read, I study, I examine, I listen, I reflect and out of all this I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.” That commitment to the ideals of Lafayette and the college founded in his name reflects in all aspects of Auble’s work, capped by receiving the George T. Woodring ’19 Alumni Association Service Award in 2004.
A self-described “small town fellow from Belvidere, New Jersey,” Auble credits Lafayette with “providing me the underpinning to tackle the world.” And this he’s done, having visited more than 70 countries since graduating with a business administration degree. Military service at the dawn of the Vietnam War contributed to his world travels. Auble flew Grumman S2 Tracker aircraft for the Navy, and landing on pitching carrier decks may have been his life’s toughest challenge, he notes.
Upon graduating in 1972 with a master’s in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz., Auble entered the insurance field, managing international operations for AIG. During this time, he lived in Jamaica, Greece, Aruba, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. He credits his international exposure with bolstering his understanding of others, a vital element in his work. He also called on his experiences to teach international business at Immaculata College in Immaculata, Pa.
Auble is managing partner and cofounder of Broker Resource Center, an insurance agency, and also runs Auble Financial. Although he oversees the higher operations of these businesses serving the Greater Philadelphia area, he finds the most reward on a relational level.
“For me, it’s my clients,” he says. “Some have become good friends.”
Today, Auble pursues a variety of volunteer and charitable works, earning numerous accolades and serving in high-ranking roles, including receiving the President’s Cup in 2007 for championing the ideals of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, serving on the Alumni Board of The American College in Bryn Mawr, and being voted Citizen of the Year by Paoli, Pa., in 2006.
Auble continues to serve Lafayette. He is a member of the Alumni Association’s Alumni Council, chairing the International Alumni Committee. “The college is doing more global outreach,” he says. “My responsibility with the Alumni Association is to see how alumni can support that goal.”
“I’m at that stage of life where I’m able to give back to others,” he says. “We only go this way once. I want to live up to an epitaph that suits me today.”