Corey Wilkins | Bio
Corey Wilkins is the Owner and President of Corey Wilkins Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., a State Farm agency in Tacoma, WA. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle then transferred to Seattle Pacific University to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications in 1991. He has worked in radio, TV, and continues to do 'voice-over' work for a variety of companies. While Corey was born in Astoria, Oregon, at age 9 he moved to the greater Seattle/Tacoma area where he resides today. He started in the industry with Safeco in 1994 as a Commercial Underwriter and later a Multi-Line Marketing Representative. In 1999, he became a Marketing Manager for Kemper Auto & Home Group for Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.
Corey is the past president of both the local Rotary and Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers for Young Life, is on the speaking team for Teleios Ministries and sits on the board of the Faith Leadership Initiative. Corey is the lead singer/guitarist for the Johnny Cash tribute band, "Folsom Prism" and has ran six marathons. He's been married for twenty five years to his high school sweetheart, Gina. He also has 16 year old fraternal twins, Noah and Olivia; a dog that is a Boston Terrier, and a cat that is a nuisance!
Darrin Rankin | Bio
Darrin L. Rankin is the President of the Rankin Insurance Group, which is located in Huntersville NC (a suburban area of Charlotte). Darrin started the Rankin Insurance Group as a scratch Agent in 2001, when he relocated from Syracuse NY to Charlotte NC. The Rankin Insurance Group is an Independent Insurance Agency offering Auto, Home, Business and Life Insurance products. Darrin is licensed in NC, SC, GA, VA, PA, MD and OH.
Prior to starting the Rankin Insurance Group, he worked for the Erie Insurance Group for 5 years as a District Sales Manager where he recruited, trained and managed Agents through central NY. While working for ERIE Insurance, he earned his MBA from Syracuse University and completed his CIC designation in 2000.
Darrin also serves as an Insurance Pre-Licensing instructor at Central Piedmont Community College. In 2018 Darrin received the honorable distinction of National CIC Faculty.
Ross Pearce | Bio
Ross began his career in the insurance business as an agent in 1985 in Santa Maria, California with Farmers Insurance. After seven successful years, he moved to East Tennessee as a District Manager. He was recruited by Farmers to become an employee moving to Iowa as the Life and Financial Services Manager for the state. When the University of Farmers began, he was tapped to lead the training division and helped develop this university into the number one corporate university in the world in 2011. Ross left corporate life in 2012 and took over an agency in Austin, Texas. In 2015 he retired and has been devoting time to training agents and volunteer activities. Ross earned his Certified Insurance Counselors designation in 1999 and is a National Faculty member for The National Alliance, teaching at the CIC Life and Health and Personal Lines Institutes. In addition to his CIC designation, Ross has also earned the insurance designations of Charter Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and Consultative Sales Graduate (CSG).