Experienced Expertise...


David Macknin, CPCU

Principal, ChicagoRisk

Risk Management & Insurance

  • Licensed in all lines since 1984: started in the mail rooms of his family's insurance agency

  • Managed Property & Casualty and Health Insurance for businesses and individuals full time through 1994 with Associated Agencies

  • Developed and managed all lines of business through 2008, then added brokerage leadership responsibilities as Managing Principal with JMB Insurance through 2012

  • President & CEO of Alper Services agency 2012 through its acquisition in 2020

  • Chartered Property + Casualty Underwriter designation / Instructor of Business Law & Risk Management, Building Owners' + Managers' Association / Frequent Expert Contributor to Insurance Business America, Wall Street Journal, The Insurance Journal, Business Insurance, UnisonSteadfast International, International Council of Shopping Centers, Illinois CPA Society

Awards & Distinctions

  • "Best Practices" agent 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, awarded by Independent Agents of America

  • "Hot 100 In Risk Management & Insurance" 2018 and 2020, awarded by Insurance Business America

  • Member of Overbridge CEO Roundtable

  • Member of Insurance & Risk Management Roundtable

  • Member of Private Directors' Association

  • Dual Honors (Writing & Diplomacy) B.A. conferred by University of Michigan

  • Father of spectacular! 18-year-old daughter

Community Dedication

  • Volun-Teacher, Highland Park (Illinois) High School Honors Entrepreneurship

  • Director, The Magnificent Mile Association

  • President, Lakeside Congregation

  • Vice President, Makom Solel Lakeside Congregation

  • Director, CJE Agency for the Aged

  • Fundraising Co-Chair, Raven Theater Company

  • Chairman, Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada American Board

  • Founder & Producer, Shakespeare's Motley Crew