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Jakeman receives designation

Dave Jakeman, commercial/personal insurance agent at Kingsgate Insurance, has been awarded the Certified Risk Architect designation by the Beyond Insurance Global Network.

The Certified Risk Architect is a new breed of insurance agent who is diagnostic, results-oriented, and focused on managing and mitigating risks rather than transaction-based selling.

“We are very proud of Dave for his commitment to continuous improvement and professionalism in risk management,” said Ryan Smith, president of Kingsgate Insurance. “Dave earned the CRA designation because he wanted to go above and beyond to meet our clients’ needs and reduce their risk exposure. We are confident that our clients will benefit in terms of lower cost of risk, and it won’t cost them a penny more to reap the rewards of this training.”

Exclusive to members of the Beyond Insurance Global Network, the CRA professional designation consists of a 12-month program to train and certify select industry professionals in the Beyond Insurance process. Each year to maintain the designation, a CRA must submit a work product giving evidence of strategies, systems, tools and/or scripts used to consult, diagnose and treat risks.

“Dave is positioning himself to effectively deliver enterprise risk management solutions to his clients,” said Scott Addis, president and CEO of Beyond Insurance. “I am confident that both his prized clients and carriers will receive significant value from the innovation, education, and leadership a Certified Risk Architect brings to the industry.”

Jakeman joined Kingsgate Insurance in 2016. He works as a risk management specialist in the Fort Dodge location. Jakeman received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Iowa State University.