Michael Weglarz is an assistant professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Center at Olivet College. He is a business leader, and sales and marketing specialist with more than 20 years experience working in and developing marketing programs for the insurance, financial services and retail vertical markets. Prof. Weglarz has spent most of his successful career working at industry leading companies Equifax, Arbitron and Epsilon where he developed and facilitated strategic direct and database marketing programs for his Fortune 500 clients, utilizing a wide array of customized solutions that include: loyalty programs, and custom and syndicated research, as well as data analysis, segmentation and modeling.
In 2011, pursuing a lifelong desire to become an entrepreneur, Prof. Weglarz began and has successfully operated a full service Allstate Insurance agency located in Auburn Hills. Every year since its opening, his agency has been recognized and has received the “Honor Ring — Premier Agency” designation from Allstate for surpassing client and company expectations. Aside from being a successful business owner, Weglarz is also a pre-licensing instructor at Kaplan University where he helps teach, guide and motivate adult learners to prepare and become licensed with the state of Michigan in life, health and accident insurance.
Prof. Weglarz earned a Master of Arts in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University. He also has a multitude of certifications in sales and leadership to go along with his licenses in property and casualty, life, health and accident insurance with the state of Michigan and FINRA securities – series 6 & 63 license.
Prof. Weglarz has passion for all sports, as well as a constant thirst for learning and self-improvement. For 15 years, he has coached high school basketball at his alma mater, Brother Rice High School in Birmingham. Prof. Weglarz resides in suburban Detroit, is married and the proud father of two.