Tom Humphreys and Michael Weglarz have been named assistant professors of risk management and insurance at The University of Olivet, according to an announcement from Maria Davis, Ph. D., provost and dean of the college.
“We are excited to have these two individuals join the The University of Olivet faculty,” Davis said. “Each brings a vast industry knowledge and expertise that will be an asset to the college’s nationally-recognized insurance and risk management program.”
A resident of Belding, Humphreys has more than 25 years of business and insurance industry experience with both independent and captive agencies. He has instructed Property & Casualty and Life, Accident & Health insurance licensing courses as well as continuing education courses for Kaplan University across the country for 10 years. His passion for education has been exemplified in serving as president on both the Belding Area Schools Board of Education as well as the Ionia County Intermediate School District Board for a combined 25 years.
Humphreys’ education includes a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University. He has earned professional designations from the American College, The National Alliance and the Insurance Institute of America. He holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. In addition, Humphreys maintains an active insurance producer license in Property & Casualty, Life, Accident & Health, as well as a counselor license in the same disciplines.
Weglarz is a business leader, and sales and marketing specialist with more than 20 years’ experience working in and developing marketing programs for the insurance, financial services and retail vertical markets. He has spent most of his successful career working at industry leading companies Equifax, Arbitron and Epsilon where he developed and facilitated strategic direct and database marketing programs for his Fortune 500 clients, utilizing a wide array of customized solutions that include: loyalty programs, and custom and syndicated research, as well as data analysis, segmentation and modeling.
In 2011, pursuing a lifelong desire to become an entrepreneur, Weglarz began and has successfully operated a full service Allstate Insurance agency located in Auburn Hills. Every year since its opening, his agency has been recognized and has received the “Honor Ring — Premier Agency” designation from Allstate for surpassing client and company expectations. Aside from being a successful business owner, Weglarz is also a pre-licensing instructor at Kaplan University where he helps teach, guide and motivate adult learners to prepare and become licensed with the state of Michigan in life, health and accident insurance.
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