Dean Franzen Joins SD Bankers Insurance & Services

Photo of Dean FranzenDean Franzen has joined the South Dakota Bankers Insurance & Services (SDBIS), Inc. as its commercial lines specialist. Franzen is an accomplished underwriter who has earned eight insurance designations. He also had a long career teaching insurance and business practices at the college level.

Franzen began his professional career in the insurance industry and spent almost 25 years in various home office roles. He worked for several companies including Mutual of Omaha, Physicians Mutual, American Republic and PCS Health Systems holding positions such as marketing manager, product development manager, health insurance specialist, senior life and disability underwriter, health underwriting consultant and manager of disability development.

For the past six-plus years, Franzen has served as the business department chair at North Central Kansas Technical College, which is ranked the second best two-year technical college in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine. Franzen was hired to start a business program at the college which includes courses in insurance, personal finance and banking. Dean also created and taught a class on insurance and risk management in the MBA program at Concordia University. 

As the new P&C, bond D&O and health agent for SDBIS, Franzen and SDBIS President Mike Feimer have been visiting member banks familiarizing Franzen with the Association's unique business model. 

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