Dave Thomas is vice president of sales for The Institutes. He manages the activities of the sales team worldwide and partners with risk management and insurance industry customers to identify and close knowledge gaps critical to their business results and success.
Thomas works with senior leadership of customer organizations to develop knowledge strategies to address a variety of needs including knowledge-based career growth, specific business problems, outsourced education and regulatory compliance needs, including online CE and CE administrative services.
Thomas also represents The Institutes at industry events, identifies new growth opportunities, and contributes to The Institutes’ solution development agenda. He works with organizations from USA and beyond. Thomas has worked with Institutes customers internationally on learning management systems (LMS) integration projects which facilitate delivery of The Institutes’ content through customer LMS platforms. Thomas has also been a key contributor to the development The Institutes targeted training solutions service, an innovative technology-based solution to help identify and fill technical risk management insurance knowledge gaps.
Before joining The Institutes in 1999, Thomas’ previous work experience includes roles with The Vanguard Group of investment companies, Towers Perrin Reinsurance, the National Insurance Crime Bureau, and The Ohio Casualty Group.
He received a BS degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Villanova University. He earned the chartered property casualty underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1995 and completed The Institutes’ insurance executive development program at The Wharton School in 2008.
Thomas is a member of the CPCU Society and the Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE).
He has served as a volunteer firefighter for 40 years and has served as a company officer in the West Chester Fire Department (Pennsylvania) for many years and specializes in swift water rescue and boat operations.