David A. Walker
Designations held: CIC, AAI
David Walker entered the Independent Agency system in August of 1981 when he joined Hartland Insurance Agency Inc. as a producer. He was prompted into the agency by his father-in-law, Richard Bayer, who had just started the agency in 1978. He currently serves as the President and Principal of that agency. During his career, David has served on the Michigan Young Agents Council and National Young Agents Council. He has served on the MAIA Education Committee (chairman for 3 years), MAIA Legislative Affairs Committee, and MAIA Agency-Company Relations Committee. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Genesee County Independent Agents (President 1999-2000), the Board of Directors for MAIA, and as the MAIA President from 2002-2004. He currently represents MAIA as the State National Director to the Board of Directors for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. In that capacity he currently serves on the IIABA Professional Liability Committee and Big I Advantage Board of Directors.
David Walker is the recipient of the MAIA Young Charger Award in 1986, the MAIA Aschom Education Award in 1997 and 2000, the MAIA Forsetlund Award (Agent of the Year) in 2000 and 2003, and most recently the MAIA W.O. Hildebrand Award in 2006 for lifetime service and achievement to the insurance industry and MAIA.
During his career, David has taught many classes nationally for CIC, CISR and at numerous conventions. He is an instructor on Agent Ethics and Professional Liability, and acts as an expert witness throughout the United States. He currently serves as the professional liability consultant for GMAC.
Along with these industry activities David Walker has served on the Board of Directors for the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Education for the Fenton Area Public Schools for 14 years, and currently serves as the Board President. In his spare time Mr. Walker enjoys hunting and fly fishing, and following the trends of his college alma mater the University of Nebraska.