Professional Experience

Bob is a Principal and Officer at Gibson. He is responsible for providing risk management consulting and insurance program design for business clients. In addition, he creates and implements safety and claims management business plans for clients. Bob is also responsible for recruiting, training, and mentoring the sales team.

He began his insurance career with Allstate Insurance Company in 1976. In 1979, he was employed by Celina Financial Corporation as a Senior Research Analyst and Commercial Account Underwriter. In 1981, Bob joined Lake States Insurance Company as an Underwriting Manager. He was active in both product development and marketing of commercial insurance programs to independent agencies. Bob joined Gibson in 1985 as a Senior Account Executive. In 1989, he became a Principal in the firm.

Bob has expertise in underwriting, product development, safety programs, claims consulting, business needs analysis, and trending loss history. He has developed benchmarking for industry specific areas in manufacturing. Bob’s experience in the insurance industry, experience with risk reduction programs, and educational background give him the ability to customize risk management services and insurance protection that enhances the profitability of business clients.


  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)


  • 1996 Agent of the Year from Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana

Specialty Areas

  • Manufacturing
  • RV Industry
  • RV Related Suppliers
  • Wood Products Industry


  • College of Wooster | Bachelor of Arts degree in History