Joel is the President and co-founder of Risk Placement Services, Inc. (RPS). Prior to establishing RPS in 1997, Joel had been part of Gallagher since 1986. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University with a major in Business Administration. Joel served as WSIA President in 2019-2020 and served on the legacy NAPSLO Board of Directors beginning in 2010. As a member of the Board, he served as Co-Chair of the Communications & Technology Committee, Co-Chair of the Education Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee since 2016.