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Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC
196 South Fir Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 585-6130
Office: (805) 585-6100
Fax: (805) 585-6200
[ Contact Dennis ]
Dennis Corte joined Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC in 1986. He specializes in public and private schools, self-funded insurance programs, large risks, and firms with professional exposures. Prior to joining the company, Dennis held the role of Executive Director for Ventura County Schools Self Funding Authority; Director of Business Affairs for Northwest Educational Cooperative; and Business Manager for West Branch-Rose City Schools in Michigan. Dennis received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis from Central Michigan University, and additional study in Computer Science. He also received a Master’s in Administration degree from Northern Illinois University. His designations include Chief School Business Official, State of Illinois and Michigan; and Associate Member of the California Association of Joint Powers Agreements (CAJPA).
Dennis is known as a trusted advisor in his field, and has made several presentations in Public and Private School risk transfer programs, construction of public schools, and contractual indemnity. He began his career with Tolman & Wiker as a client of the firm, and was offered an opportunity to join the firm in the areas of Finance and Executive Management. Dennis enjoys working with clients on their risk transfer program, whether it is fully self-funded programs, complete risk transfer, or some mixture of both. He finds the work both challenging and very rewarding. He also enjoys the Finance and Management of the firm and working with our staff and owners in providing excellent service to our clients.
In his spare time, Dennis enjoys traveling by motorhome, boating, family vacations in the United States and other foreign countries, and especially the peace and quiet of his home in Ojai. A native of Livonia, Michigan, Dennis moved to the Chicago area in 1980, then to Ventura in 1985. Each move was related to a job opportunity and advancement. Dennis married his wife Nadine in 1979, and has one daughter and two sons. Nadine is a teacher at the preschool level on a part time basis; his daughter, Nicole is a CPA/MBA graduating from UC Santa Barbara with an Accounting major. His son, Nathan, graduated from Cal Lutheran with a Major in Business Administration, Finance emphasis; and his other son, Christopher, is in his last semester at Cal Lutheran graduating in May 2013 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Dennis’ hobbies include collecting wine, and trying to drink it whenever time allows. He also enjoys studying various cultures, religions and languages while travelling with his family to foreign countries. Dennis believes that our similarities are greater than our differences, and truly enjoys his work helping people find risk management solutions that are as unique as the individuals we serve.