Dale is a Kansas native who grew up in Rooks County and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1974. After a brief teaching career he joined Insurance Planning Inc in 1984 as a specialist in the Commercial Insurance area. He completed his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1986 and Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation in 1989. After serving several years on KAIA committees he served as the KAIA President for the 2005-2006 term. In addition to serving on many organizations as a volunteer he enjoys his family and grandkids, Harley Davidson motorcycle, golfing, hunting and an annual fishing trip with some college buddies. He also very much enjoys working with clients to build an insurance program that is adequate and cost effective.