Richard L Smith, CIC, CSRM, AAI, CWCA

Retired May 2021

Rick Smith (third generation) served as the President of Smith Insurance Agency in Hobart, IN since 1985 and in 2011 became Chairman/CEO of Pinnacle Insurance Group of Indiana, Inc. comprising of our two locations in Crown Point and Hobart.

Since entering the insurance business in 1980, Rick has been involved in many community and professional organizations acting as either a member, officer or board member; Hobart Chamber of Commerce, Hobart Family YMCA, Hobart Jaycees, Hobart Chamber Economic Development, Independent Insurance Agents of IN, Independent Insurance Agents of Northwest IN, Keystone Insurers Group, Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, Citizens Management Insurance and Woodmere Homeowners Association.

Since graduating from Valparaiso High School in 1971, Rick completed his higher education at Vincennes University, AAS Liberal Arts and a BS Marketing Degree from Ball State University.

Furthering his professional career, Rick has obtained the following professional designations which required many hours of dedication: Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA). In 2009 Rick was chosen by the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, a state trade association representing over 800 Independent Agencies, as the “2009 IIAI, Agent of the Year Award Winner.”