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Orlando High School Educator Awarded InVEST Program Teacher of the Year

National program dedicated to insurance education honors Boone High School teacher Bill Daniel.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 6, 2012 – The InVEST program awarded Bill Daniel, 18 year veteran William R. Boone High School teacher in Orlando, Fla., with the InVEST Teacher of the Year Award. The program is a key driver to attract new talent to the insurance industry.
“Great teachers who trail blaze InVEST programs, like Bill Daniel, are the backbone of this wonderful program which is so critical for the success of the industry,” says Heather Minkler, chair of the National InVEST board of directors and CEO of Clark-Mortenson Agency, an independent insurance agency in Keene, N.H. “Bill’s dedication to InVEST has not gone unnoticed for the past 15 years as he has trail blazed the InVEST program at Boone High School. We are honored to present him with this year’s InVEST Program Teacher of the Year award.”
Daniel has served as a teacher for more than 20 years, including 18 years on the William R. Boone High School faculty. He has led the InVEST Program at Boone for the past 15 years and is well-known for his enthusiastic approach to the financial literacy program. Daniel also has experience working in hospitality management and as an insurance professional. He holds numerous professional licenses, which he primarily pursued to enhance his ability to teach risk management principles. Daniel earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Central Florida.
“The future of our industry depends on attracting new talent and InVEST is a major part of this development,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “We need more industry professionals like Bill Daniel to continue stepping up to train, inspire and teach the next generation of industry leaders.”
As a 501(c)(3) educational trust, InVEST benefits from the support of numerous insurance organizations, hundreds of agencies, brokers and volunteers. The program provides the insurance industry with motivated, talented and intelligent professionals through a support structure of state associations, board members, national staff, teachers and the many industry professionals who work in the field as classroom liaisons.
Founded in 1970 and based in Alexandria, Va., InVEST promotes insurance education in order to attract individuals to pursue a career in the insurance industry. Each year, the program prepares thousands of students for insurance-related careers with a hands-on curriculum taught in high schools, adult education centers and colleges. The high school curriculum is a business-education program that utilizes a hands-on approach which simulates an insurance agency and company operations to prepare students for various business careers and create more knowledgeable insurance consumers. At the college level, InVEST is an information-intensive curriculum of risk management and financial services. These courses provide students with a working knowledge of the basics needed to pursue careers in the insurance industry. For more information, go to
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:
​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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