David A. Walker | Bio
David A. Walker was elected to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big "I") executive committee at the association's Leadership Conference in New Orleans September 2009. David began his insurance career in 1979 as an agent with Guarantee Mutual Life Insurance Co. In 1981, he joined Hartland Insurance Agency as a producer, rose through the ranks, and currently serves as president and principal of the agency.
Throughout his career, David has been an active association leader at the state and national level. He has served on the Michigan Young Agents Council, the National Young Agents Council, the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) Education Committee (including three years as chairman), MAIA Legislative Affairs Committee and MAIA Agency-Company Relations Committee. In 2014-15 he served as the Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agent & Brokers of America (IIABA).
At the national level, David served for five years, 2004-09, as the director representing Michigan on the Big "I" National Board of Directors. He has served on many and varied committees at the IIABA level during his service on the board and executive committee. David has taught many classes nationally for CIC, CISR and numerous conventions.
David has received numerous MAIA awards including the Young Charger Award in 1986, the Aschom Education Award in 1997 and 2000, the Forsetlund Award (Agent of the Year) in 2000 and 2003, and the W.O. Hilderbrand Award in 2006 for his lifetime service and achievement in the insurance industry and MAIA, and in 2019 received the Capitol Award for his active work on legislative affairs in Michigan.
John M. Dismukes | Bio
John Dismukes has been involved in the insurance business since 1967. He has worked for an insurance company as a marketing representative, independent insurance agent, and served as Director of Education for the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma from 1996 to July 2000.
John received his CPCU designation in 1977, his AAI designation in 1984, and his CIC designation in 1994, and his AIS designation in 2000. He has served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Greater Tulsa and President of the Northeastern Oklahoma Chapter of CPCU. John is a National Faculty member of The National Alliance and serves as Educational Consultant.
John formed his own independent training and consulting firm in 1998, and now conducts educational seminars all over the United States. In addition, he provides consulting services, expert witness services, and insurance agency valuations to agencies and companies.