Curtis Benton, CLF, LUTCF

Title: Vice President
Company: Transamerica Agency Network
Traveling From: Nashville, Tennessee

Curtis began his insurance career in 1989 as a second generation agent with American General Life and Accident Insurance Company in a small town outside of St. Louis, Missouri. His father retired from American General Life and Accident with 41 years of service.

Curtis is proud to have spent 25 years with American General Life and Accident. He worked as an agent for three years then was promoted to an Associate Manager in 1992 and promoted to a General Manager in 1997 at the age of 26, the youngest to ever be promoted to a General Manager in the Company at that time. Curtis worked as a General Manager for the next seven years in two different cities; Wichita, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. He was then promoted to Regional Vice President of the Southeastern Region in 2004 at the age of 33 which at the time was the youngest that anyone had ever been promoted to Regional Vice President at AGLA.
 
In 2008, Curtis was promoted to Senior Regional Vice President of the Southeastern Region which at the time was made up of 518 agents, 71 Associate Managers, and 18 General Managers. The Region was responsible for an annual sales budget of over $25 million. In June of 2014, Curtis left American General Life and Accident and accepted a position as Regional Vice President with Transamerica Agency Network. In 2015 He was promoted to his current position of Vice President of Agencies for Transamerica where he is responsible for a sales team of over 1500 reps and 260 managers with an annual sales budget of over $80,000,000.

Curtis is fortunate to have been a part of building and leading very talented teams and have qualified for many Company recognition awards. A few highlights include: six times at our highest level of Leadership Cabinet, one time as a member of the Leadership Council, and three times as a member of the Leadership Club. Curtis qualified for 14 President’s Trophy Awards and was a recipient of the Ernest E. Cragg award in 2003 for moderating LUTC classes in the Kansas City area. He was awarded the International Management Award in 2002 and 2004. Curtis was a First-In-Class Recipient in 2004 for leading my Company as a General Manager and a Regional Leader as a General Manager in 2001 and 2003. He was a Company Leader again in 2005, 2012, 2015, and 2016 as a Regional Vice President for both American General Life and Accident and Transamerica Agency Network.

Curtis is married to his wife Melissa, who is his high school sweatheart, and they have two wonderful children together; a daughter, Kaitlin, 16, and a son, Nathan, 13.