Daniel Fink | Bio
Daniel Fink has 35 years of experience as an Independent Insurance Agent in the Midwest and Southwest. In 2013 he moved from the agency to the company side and has served as Territorial Marketing Manager.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Journalism and English from Oakland University, Rochester, MI, Daniel worked as a free-lance newspaper reporter. But then he married into an insurance family and most of his creative writing turned into writing of insurance coverages. He learned insurance from the ground up and helped to grow the family agency eventually managing the commercial lines department and starting a hospitality insurance division specializing in hotels, restaurants, and taverns.
In 1999, Daniel returned to his home state of Arizona with his family. He ran his own agency for a time and then merged with a larger Arizona agency.
Since 2004, Daniel has been teaching classes for The National Alliance and state associations including the CIC, Ruble, and CISR programs. He has also spoken at convention and trade associations on insurance coverages, risk management, and insurance topics
In 2011, Daniel served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Arizona and prior to that served on the its board of directors and as chairman of its education committee. Daniel also serves as an expert witness on insurance matters and standard of care assisting attorneys on insurance litigation matters. He has served on the committee to review the insurance agents licensing exam for the State of Arizona.
Daniel has been active in teaching, sports, drama, writing, and playing with his grandkids. He also likes to attend and work in his local church and working with children including AZ foster kids.
His loves include his three children: Andrea, Sarah, and Daniel Jr. , and his grandson Avery (13). Daniel just married his love and fellow adventurer Dina on Christmas Eve 2015. And with her, they now have 6 grandchildren which they thoroughly enjoy.
Samuel T. Bennett | Bio
Sam Bennett is an active retail producer, presenter, and shareholder in Harrison Agency, Inc. of Columbia, MO. He began his insurance career in 1987 and has been an Independent Insurance Agent from the beginning. He has worked with individuals, families, and small businesses his entire career. In this capacity, he has worked in the personal lines, commercial lines, agribusiness and life and health marketplaces. As a result of working with many types of clients, many carriers, and many coverage needs, Sam has grown to understand and appreciate the important ways an insurance professional must work with markets and clients in today's insurance world.
Sam obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1996. He has taught coursework for the National Alliance in their CISR program since 2000, has presented in their CIC program since 2004, and in 2009 became a National Faculty Member of the Society of CIC. Sam is also a National Faculty Member in the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) program and is a speaker in the AIMS Society's Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) program and IRMI's Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) program. He has been called upon to offer insurance education in conferences and symposiums across the country over the past twenty years and has provided services to several law firms in the capacity of expert consultant.