Donald Dresback, The Beacon Group

Donald Dresback, The Beacon Group

Executive vice president and co-founder
The Beacon Group
Specialty: Public entities 

Donald Dresback started his career as a commercial underwriter and supervisor with Nationwide and Maryland Casualty (now part of Zurich). After relocating from Annapolis to Boca Raton with his family, he entered the broker side of the business. His first clients at Beacon Group were public entities, specifically government agencies and school districts.

“Every day brings new and exciting challenges,” Dresback says. “School districts in Florida have ever-changing special needs from a risk management and insurance standpoint, including cyber, sovereign immunity, hurricanes, Stafford Act/FEMA, active shooter, NFIP, student and athletic injuries, and the insurance marketplace exposures.”

A regular speaker at conferences for PRIMA and the CPCU Society, Dresback is also the author of two chapters of the Florida Contractor’s Manual, served on the Insurance Institute ARM exam-writing and curriculum committee for more than 10 years, and was involved with the national CPCU Society for over 25 years. He is currently on the Florida Independent Agents’ legislative committee and is chair of the St. Thomas University president’s board of advisors.