About Us

Experienced Leadership, Exceptional Service.

 

Dissinger Reed currently provides customized insurance solutions for over 180 colleges & universities as well as 22 state high school associations across the country and the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Experience

We have been specializing in athletic insurance since 1982. No other company can match our collective experience and knowledge.

Customer Service

With each and every client, our attention to detail, frequent communication and commitment to follow through separates Dissinger Reed from all others.

Knowledge

Our understanding of market conditions, current industry regulations and insurance standards are the backbone of the consulting services we provide our clientele. Dissinger Reed consistently strives to educate each client and communicate effectively on how these insurance guidelines may impact your program.

Reputation

In a niche market like athletic insurance, our reputation means everything. See what your professional colleagues say about their experience with Dissinger Reed. See what others are saying, too.

Company History

Founder Ed Dissinger began consulting with higher education and interscholastic institutions in 1982. After guiding a large national brokerage firm for over 25 years, Ed recognized an opportunity to create his own agency dedicated to this underserved marketplace. Dissinger Insurance Services was established in 2001 with the goal of providing the best products and services for the athletic insurance market.

In January of 2009, Christian Reed purchased the company, forming Dissinger Reed, and the ethics and values of a family-owned business remain intact today. Dissinger Reed has grown significantly over the last decade and has become one of the largest and most respected independent athletic insurance agencies in the United States. Currently Dissinger Reed advises over 180 higher education institutions and 22 state high school associations across the country.

Our Team

Since our founding, athletic insurance for high school associations and universities has been our sole focus. We believe serving this niche has helped us become the leader because that’s all we do – every day of the year.

Christian Reed

Owner/CEO

Ed Dissinger

Founder

Mindee Holmes

Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Chris Nixon

Collegiate Insurance Specialist

Chuck Howze

Collegiate Insurance Specialist

Donita Deboer

Account Executive

Max Biggerstaff

Account Executive

Christian Reed

Owner/CEO

Christian joined Ed Dissinger and the family business in 2003. Dedicated to keeping the business in the family, Christian purchased the agency in 2009 and Dissinger Reed was formed. With an extensive resume in sales, management and strategic planning, he has helped Dissinger Reed grow into one of the largest athletic insurance agencies in the country. Christian grew up in Newport Beach, California and graduated from Arizona State University. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Chrissy, and coaching the teams of his four children.

 

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Ed Dissinger

Founder

Ed has been in the insurance business for forty-six years. He started the Employee Benefit Division for Lockton Insurance Agency in 1982. In 2001, Ed traded his Lockton ownership and started his own company, Dissinger Insurance Services. Two years later, Christian Reed (son-in-law) joined the company. In 2009, Christian purchased the company, which is now known as Dissinger Reed. Ed continues to work with numerous clientele and provides consulting and advice as the senior member of the Dissinger Reed Team.

 

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Mindee Holmes

Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Mindee has been in the insurance industry since 1993. As a company representative, working with Ed and Christian, she became good friends with the agency. In 2005, Mindee joined the Dissinger Reed Team and has been an instrumental part of the agency’s overall growth. Mindee oversees Dissinger Reed’s association business. She is also responsible for the financial and operational functions at the agency. A musician at heart, Mindee spends as much time as she can singing and has started learning to play the guitar. Mindee and her boys reside in Olathe, Kansas.

 

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Chris Nixon

Collegiate Insurance Specialist

Joining the team in 2010, Chris used his professional relationship building skill set and sales experience to make an immediate impact at Dissinger Reed. He personally works with over 50 collegiate institutions. Chris has grown his business by helping his clients find innovative ways to improve their athletic insurance program. After growing up in a small, Colorado mountain town, Chris, his wife, daughter, and son now reside in Overland Park and are Jayhawks for life!

 

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Chuck Howze

Collegiate Insurance Specialist

With a background in employee benefits, Chuck has been an invaluable member of the Dissinger Reed Team. His knowledge and unique perspective lends itself to providing innovative solutions to his clients, while helping them achieve their desired results. In the midst of the 2013 Midwest snowstorms, Chuck decided to move his family from Florida. Never forgetting his roots, Chuck cheers on his Gators from Kansas. Chuck and his wife, with their two boys, reside in Overland Park.

 

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Donita Deboer

Account Executive

After being a client of Ed’s for 20 years, Donita joined the Dissinger Reed Team in 2009. Donita’s experience as a Director of Human Resources has brought a wealth of knowledge to help expand and assist the team in growing the business. She works closely with clients, assisting them with their day to day insurance needs. On the weekends, you might catch Donita on her Harley Davidson, enjoying a beautiful afternoon. Donita and her husband, Greg, reside in Overland Park.

 

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Max Biggerstaff

Account Executive

Max joined the Dissinger Reed Team in 2002. Max is responsible for overseeing the growth and management of our travel insurance lines and special risk coverages for the trucking industry and overseas mission program. With a passion for antique British roadsters, you can often find him under the hood of his MG. Max and his wife, Megan, have three children and reside in Prairie Village, Kansas.

 

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  • The NFHS has utilized Dissinger Reed to secure its insurance policies since 2011. During this time, we have enhanced our benefits package, lowered premiums, and we have experienced incredible customer service each year. Without hesitation, we would recommend Dissinger Reed to anyone needing assistance with insurance.

    Bob Gardner

    Executive Director

    National Federation of State High School Associations