Byron Kauffman, President of Wetzel Insurance Agency, Inc. is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU); and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) who works with business decision makers to define and manage risk associated with property, business operations, products, employment, workers compensation, commercial auto and employee benefits. Byron earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration from the Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University.
As President of Wetzel, Byron has led his team to multiple awards as an Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Best Practices Agency. The annual Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices. In the present study group, over 1,000 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual Study, but only 262 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the 35-45 top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories.
Byron is a long-term BANCI board member and has served as Treasurer for six board terms.