Director of Risk Management and Insurance Assistant Professor of Insurance and Risk Management
Thomas Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC, serves as the director of the Insurance and Risk Management Center at Olivet College. In addition to leading the program, Professor Humphreys also serves as an assistant professor.
Prior to joining the Olivet College faculty, Professor Humphreys led a successful career in the insurance industry and served in other teaching capacities. In 1989, Professor Humphreys created a scratch insurance agency with Farmers Insurance Group, advising clients on appropriate policies and coverage to protect their families. In 1997, he took his experience as a successful business owner to guide and mentor other individuals as a district manager for Farmers Insurance Group in west Michigan. In 2006, in addition to his position with Farmers, Professor Humphreys became an instructor for Kaplan University, teaching property and casualty, life, accident and health, and continuing education courses. In 2010, he opted to get back into sales as an independent insurance agent while continuing to teach at Kaplan, and in 2015, Professor Humphreys joined OC.
In addition, Professor Humphreys is a member of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents, and he serves on its Education Committee. Professor Humphreys was also appointed to the Michigan Auto Insurance Placement Facility’s Board of Governors by the State of Michigan’s Director of Insurance in July 2017.
To demonstrate his dedication to continued education and professionalism, Professor Humphreys has earned professional designations from the American College, The National Alliance and the Insurance Institute of America. He has earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.
Professor Humphreys holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University.