David A. Sheets | Bio
David Sheets is Vice-President of Mid America Banking Insurance Services (MABIS), Inc. which is a division of the Iowa Bankers Insurance and Services, Inc., headquartered in Johnston, Iowa. David has a B.S in Management from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and an MBA from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He received his CIC designation in 2005 and his CRM designation in 2011. David has been active in the Risk Management and Insurance professions for more than 30 years.
David is an Associate Professor in the MBA Program at McKendree University, Lebanon, IL and an Adjunct Faculty Member, since 1991, for Southern Illinois University's Off-Campus Programs. David teaches various courses including Risk Management, General Management, Finance, Stakeholder Management, Ethics and Marketing among others.
David has been an active member of the independent agency system for many years; owning an independent agency for several years and then recruiting, training and developing independent agencies for ERIE Insurance Group. In his current position with MABIS, David has been instrumental in developing markets and independent agency relationships in Illinois and Missouri. His blend of hands-on, educational, and managerial experiences provides a unique perspective to share with working professional insurance agents.
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.