Dale graduated from Radford University in 1995 with a Business Degree in Operations Management. Shortly after graduation, he began his career in his hometown of Forest, Virginia working for a direct marketing company. Within a few years, Dale was eager to accept an opportunity to move to Richmond, and expand his career working for a young and exciting marketing agency. For the next 7 years, Dale worked with companies to grow their customer base through the successful development & implementation of direct marketing campaigns. In 2006, Dale helped start Venture Specialty Insurance (VSI), and used his marketing experience to target specialty niche markets within the insurance industry. Within a few years, VSI grew into a top retail agency in the commercial auto industry, and Dale came to love the insurance industry, the competitive nature involved in the development and selling of new products, and the joy of building partnerships he formed with insurance carriers. In 2014, a unique opportunity to create a Transportation division with a focus on the specialty niche of wood haulers and logging companies emerged. Dale joined the Continental Underwriters team and has managed the development and steady growth of these two product lines ever since. Dale knows the industry and, most importantly, knows the people within the industry. He knows and understands what business and agency owners are experiencing and makes it a priority to work with them and our carrier partners to put together comprehensive and competitive insurance programs for our customers. Dale will bend over backwards for our customers to make sure they get what they need each and every time in order to run a successful and profitable business.
When not at work, you will find Dale with his wife and daughter. Whether coaching soccer, visiting family and friends at Smith Mountain Lake during the summers, or skiing during the winters; the weekends are spent with his two favorite girls.