Dan Driehaus is a graduate of Miami University with degrees in Public Administration and Urban Planning. Dan entered the insurance business in 1994 as a commercial underwriter at Cincinnati Insurance Company. He later served as a minority partner at Schiff, Kreidler-Shell for 14 years. Dan is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) & has held the designation for over a decade. With over 20 years of experience in all facets of the industry, Dan started Driehaus Insurance Group in 2014. Dan has served on various non-profit boards & civic organizations in our community.
He served as Chair of the City of Cincinnati Planning Commission (term 2014 to 2019). He is currently Chair of Cincinnati Area Senior Services Board, Chair-Elect of Cincinnati Insurance Board & serves as a board member of Cincinnati Children’s Theatre & Cincinnati Fire Museum. Dan resides in Wyoming, OH with his wife and their two daughters.
Marketing Director, Account Manager, CIC
Mike Crisler is the marketing director for Driehaus Insurance Group. With over fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry, Mike has worked at both a large insurance company and independent agencies. At Driehaus Insurance, Mike works directly with our insurance carriers to customize policies that meet your unique insurance needs.
Mike earned his degree from Northern Kentucky University in business and maintains the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designation. Outside of the office Mike enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children.
Commercial Account Executive, ACSR
Jennifer Kemper is a Commercial Lines Account Executive with Driehaus Insurance Group. Jennifer comes to DIG with 29 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Outside of work, Jennifer volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and enjoys reading, travelling, and attending sporting events.
Personal Account Manager
Pam Walerius is the Personal Lines Account Executive for Driehaus Insurance Group. Pam has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years beginning in the Surety Bond Department at Reliance Insurance Company. In 1988, Pam moved to personal lines where she has remained throughout her career. Prior to joining DIG in 2014, she was with Wells Fargo for 17 years as Asst. VP in the Personal Lines Department. She worked with the Commercial Lines Producers to develop comprehensive personal lines insurance portfolios for the CEO’s, CFO’s and Directors and Officers of the Commercial client base.
Outside of helping her trusted clients find the right plans to fit their lives, she enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid quilter.
Personal Account Manager
Holly Cummings is a Personal Lines Account Executive with Driehaus Insurance Group. Holly comes to DIG with 39 years of experience in the insurance industry as a licensed property and casualty agent.
Outside of work, Holly volunteers extensively at her church, St. Martins of Tours, and with Tender Mercies feeding the homeless once a month. She enjoys painting, crafting, and walking several times a week with her sister and her dog.
With 23 years of experience with independent agencies, Maureen has an extensive understanding and knowledge of agency operations and best practices. Maureen's role at Driehaus Insurance Group includes system automation, training and management, accounting and reporting, as well as client services.
Maureen has 20 years of Applied Client Network volunteer experience, from starting a local chapter to chairing national committees and serving on the board of directors. Maureen became a Master Presenter in 2000, and has presented at Applied Client Network annual conferences and chapter meetings around the world. Maureen is the volunteer treasurer of the Anderson Hills Christian Church and an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.
Risk Consultant CFPS SFPE ARM
Chris Beckman is the risk management resource for Driehaus Insurance Group. Chris works exclusively for our clients. Chris shares some of his expertise with the insurance community as an instructor for the Cincinnati Insurance Board.
Chris has over 33 years of insurance experience in company and broker environments. Chris has held risk control management and technical leadership positions in national and regional insurance carriers.
Chris led start up insurance companies and was responsible for areas that included operations, claims, filings, marketing, risk control and technology. His experience spans a wide range of insurance operations.
Chris is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist and a Professional Member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).He has an Associate In Risk Management designation.
Chris served twenty years as a firefighter, EMT, Haz Mat technician and fire service instructor trainer. He was Fire Chief of Erlanger and Assistant Fire Chief of Elsmere. Chris enjoys taking technical topics and making this information accessible for people who don't read code books.
KING C HARRISON
Account Executive AAI CIC
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati King joined the USF&G Insurance Companies in an underwriting training roll. After two years King then joined Schiff Kreidler Shell, first as a sales associate then as Vice President for 22 years. After the sale of SKS, King went south to work for St Johns Insurance Agency in Florida for 10 years. King has recently returned to Ohio to join the Driehaus Insurance Group as a Producer. King currently holds the AAI and CIC insurance designations.
KARE “COREY” BACKSTROM
Life and Disability Insurance
Kåre “Corey” Backstrom is the Life and Disability Insurance specialist at Driehaus Insurance Group. With over 25 years in the business, Corey works with both individual and commercial clients ranging from Individual Life and Disability Insurance to Buy-Sell, Key Person Coverage and Executive Insurance Planning. Corey started his career in 1987 with Met Life, before spending over 20 years with Schiff, Kreidler-Shell where he became a shareholder and Vice President. Corey holds both the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations.
Outside of work Corey enjoys traveling, is an avid clay target shooter and has been married for 33 years and has two adult children.