Title: President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal
Company: Pathfinder Insurance Training
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
William Cummings, President, Chief Executive Officer and Principal at Pathfinder Insurance Company, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in insurance company education.
Mr. Cummings became involved in his profession because he served in the United States Navy and then worked in marina development in both Long Island and Rhode Island. He founded his company to teach and educate individuals in the insurance field to obtain licensing. With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Cummings attributes his success to his great education, hard work, passion for working with people and having business savvy. Looking toward the future, he endeavors to continue growing his business and branch out into online training as well as spread the same quality of training to other states.
Mr. Cummings first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in 1962 before continuing his academic pursuits at Columbia University. At Columbia, he received an MBA in 1968. He is also a certified flight instrument instructor. Soon after graduating from Columbia, he worked as an assistant product manager for the General Foods Corporation until 1972. He then brought his skills to Saltair Industries as a marina manager. Prior to launching his company, he served as the Executive Vice President of Astar Industries. In addition to these roles, he served as a member of the Insurance Commissioner’s Committee on Group Health Reform from 1991 to 1993.
To aid in professional development, Mr. Cummings has remained active with a number of organizations. He has been a member of GAMA International, the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Association, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc., the National Association of Health Underwriters, the Indiana Association of Health Underwriters and the Life Underwriters Association. Pathfinder has assisted hundreds of thousands of new insurance agents in obtaining their life and health, property, casualty and securities licenses for more than 40 years. Pathfinder also writes the premiere textbooks for life and health, and property and casualty license training, which are used by other licensing schools across the United States. Pathfinder also develops a wide range of training aids, “Train the Trainer” programs, teacher’s guides, exam preparation programs and numerous State Law Digests. Mr. Cummings is working hard to revolutionize health care. He has written and published 17 books on insurance.
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