DOUG SLATER, FIELD MARKETING TRAINER, RETIRES FROM ROCKFORD MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

DOUG SLATER, FIELD MARKETING TRAINER, RETIRES FROM ROCKFORD MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

Reaching the end of 2020 is nothing short of bittersweet for our Field Marketing Trainer, Doug Slater. Despite the uncertainty surrounding 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing remained certain for Doug – January 1, 2021 would bring a fresh new year and a long-awaited retirement!

Doug attended Iowa State University from 1968-71 where he earned his BS in Mathematics with minors in Physics, Education and Chemistry. Doug spent a total of 47 years building his expertise in the insurance industry, and even started his very own captive agency from scratch for John Deere Insurance out of Waterloo, IA, Slater Insurance Agency (1981-82). Doug had held a variety of positions throughout his years, from Senior Underwriter to Regional Manager. He earned his CPCU in 1991, his CIC in 2012, and his AFIS in 2012.

Doug Slater joined Rockford Mutual on June 1, 2009 as a Senior Marketing Representative for Chicagoland and Northern Indiana (2009-11) before he took over as Marketing Representative for the entire state of Wisconsin (2011-12). In 2012, as Rockford Mutual continued to grow, Doug represented all but SE area Wisconsin from 2012-13; and finally, all of Western Wisconsin from 2014-17. In 2018 Doug was promoted to Field Marketing Trainer, where he would come full circle with his educating passion. As Field Marketing Trainer, Doug would assist in both the training and continued support of Rockford Mutual’s Field Marketing Representatives.

“Doug has been an integral part of Rockford Mutual and it’s development into a respected insurance carrier throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana,” says Shane Heeren, VP – Marketing/Sales, “We are very fortunate to have had Doug share his knowledge and expertise over the last 11 years with Rockford Mutual.  He will be missed but we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

In his retirement, Doug plans on traveling to visit any National Parks he has not yet seen and incorporate visits with friends and relatives along the way. He is looking forward to his retirement gift to himself, a 16-day safari to Tanzania and Kenya in November of 2021! We thank Doug for the 11 years he has spent with Rockford Mutual, and we wish him the best in his retirement!