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Insurance company executive

Wallace Joseph Buya, American insurance company executive.


Buya, Wallace Joseph was born on January 7, 1925 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph and Antenett (Nevers) Buya.


Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1950.


Associate director management development Nationwide Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1951-1967. Director Stone-Brandel Center, Chicago, 1967-1970. Senior vice president, secretary Combined Insurance Company American.

Vice president, secretary Aon Corporation, Ryan Insurance Group Inc., Union Fidelity Life Insurance Company, Combined Life Insurance Company of New York. Vice chairman Combined Fund. Vice president.-secretary American Patriot Health Insurance Company.

Secretary Miller, Mason & Dickenson, Inc. Member deans advisory council Business School Northeastern Illinois University.


Former president Combined Opportunities, Chicago, since 1971. Chairman board directors Chicago Better Business Bureau, 1972-1974. Active Camp Fire Inc., member national executive board, since 1965.

President Helping Hearts and Hands, Chicago, 1970-1983. Trustee Heinzerling Memorial Foundation, Columbus, since 1965, Associated Colleges Illinois, Chicago City Colleges Foundation. Member Doctor Martin Luther King Chicago Boys Club, 1969-1972, Mental Health Association Greater Chicago, 1970-1972.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Chicago Association Commerce and Industry (World Trade Council since 1975), Illinois State Chamber of C. (past board directors), Donors Forum Chicago (board directors). Clubs: Executives of Chicago (board directors).

Lodges: Masons (32) degree.


Married JoAnn Heinzerling, August 12, 1950. Children: Vicki Buya Bruen, Jeffrey.

Joseph Buya

Antenett (Nevers) Buya

JoAnn Heinzerling

Vicki Buya Bruen Buya

Jeffrey Buya