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Tom Mayer

Tom Mayer
Tom Mayer has over 25 years of business experience and has founded five companies, including a "Kid for Rent" lawn service he started at age 11 and "White Wolf Maintenance," a cleaning restoration company. In 1991, after graduating from Hamline University, Tom sold White Wolf to his brother who still owns it today. Tom then co-founded and grew "Five Star Gourmet Meat Company" into a $4 million home delivery business with 90 employees. In 1995, Tom sold his interest in Five Star and attended the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management to earn his MBA in Marketing and Strategy. Tom then started Superior Foods, Inc. and sold frozen foods door-to-door until he entered the employee benefits field in 1999. In 2001, Tom founded Direct Benefits, Inc., a managing general agency that specializes in distributing dental, disability, life and vision benefits to over 5,000 agents, brokers, consultants and general agents nationwide. Tom and his staff have helped agents write over 6,000 employer groups and thousands of individual clients that comprise over 100,000 insureds. Tom served as the Retention Chair for Region 4 of the NAHU from 2006-2009 and and won NAHU's National Recruiter of the Year Award from 2007-2009. His hobbies include backpacking, cooking, dog-sledding, reading, scuba-diving, trout-fishing, and spending time with his kids. For more information, email, call 800-620-5010, or go to

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