David Mitchell

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David Mitchell


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David Mitchell has held an Arizona Property and Casualty License since 1980 and life and health license since 1988. In addition he has held the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) for twenty years. According to the latest statistics of the National Alliance for Education and Research less than 1% of insurance producers in the United States have attained this achievement.

David Mitchell and his father Jack Mitchell co-founded Ideal Insurance Agency in 1982 and has grown from one customer to in excess of 6,000. David is still an active partner and his responsibilities include Strategic Planning, 

Finances, Human Resources, and being the Director of the Commercial Property and Casualty Operations of the Agency. In addition David has written many life insurance policies and manages life sales in the Agency.

David Mitchell has taught continuing education insurance courses for the Independent Insurance Agents of Arizona and the Customer Service Insurance Representation Designation through the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. David Mitchell has taught both personal lines and commercial lines courses. In addition he has served the industry through reviewing sections of the Insurance State Producer Licensing Exam(s) since 1999. In January of 2012 David served to review the State Licensing Exam for life insurance, prior years have included Accident and Health Insurance, and Personal and Commercial Lines of Property and Casualty.

David Mitchell was the State President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arizona in 2008 to 2009, and served on the State Board of Directors four years and the Executive Committee for three years. He also serves on the Education Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents of Arizona. In 2004 David received the Archie Mendelsohn Award for leadership and mentoring new insurance agents in the insurance industry. In 2011 and then again in 2012 he received the Committee Chair of the Year Award from the Independent Insurance Agents of Arizona. In addition in 2012 David received the Charles W. Traubel Memorial Award given as a tribute in recognition of Charles W. Traubel who maintained the high standards of service and integrity for insurance in Arizona and is awarded to a recipient who has made an extra effort contribution in time and effort to further the interest of the Indedpendent Insurance Agents of Arizona.

David Mitchell has attended several colleges. In 1995 he received his Bachelors in Management. He received his Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix in 1998. David Mitchell received his second Masters Degree in Human Resources (MA.HR) in 2001 from Ottawa University. Along with the MA.HR Dave holds the Senior Professional Human Resource Designation (SPHR). The SPHR is a high professional designation in the discipline of Human Resources.

David Mitchell has been an Adjunct Professor at Western International University since 2002, and DeVry University since 2012. He is approved to teach several business courses. For the last two years he has primarily instructed Human Resource Courses. David Mitchell has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Ideal Insurance Agency currently belongs to two Chambers of Commerce (Phoenix and Glendale). The Agency has been a member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce since 1991. In 1999 the Glendale Chamber of Commerce awarded Ideal Insurance Agency "Partner of the Year Award," The Agency was given another Award as "Member of the Year" in 2001. In 2005 the Business Journal and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce presented the "All Star Company Award" to Ideal Insurance Agency.

David Mitchell was elected to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Board in 2001 for a three year term and re-elected in 2004 for another three years. In 2004 he served as Chairman of the Board. In July of 2011 David Mitchell was asked to once again serve on the Board and was appointed to this position. In January of 2013 David was elected to the position of Chair elect, and will once again serve as the Chairman of the Board in 2014.

Dave Mitchell MBA, MAHR, CIC, SPHR is an Expert Witness and Insurance Consultant.

Articles written and published include:

1. HR Risk Management Tip-Employees Using Their Own Vehicles for Company Business Published by News and Views 2005 (Independent Insurance Agents of Arizona Publication) also revised and published in HR & Employment Law Compliance Guide for Arizona Employers February 2006.

2. How to Navigate Employees through the Storms of Our Economy. Coauthored with Stewart Segall PhD News and Views March/April 2009.

3. Independent Contractors or Employees News and Views March 15, 2011.

4. Happy New Year It's That Time Again News and Views January/February 2012.


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  • Ideal Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Independent Property Casualty Agency

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