Dan joined the financial services industry in 1979 after graduating from Milton College. After a long, tenured career with one firm in the Milwaukee area, he was offered the opportunity to lead the Great Lakes Agency throughout all of Wisconsin and northern Illinois and joined Guardian in 2005. Having been in a leadership position nearly his entire career, Dan dedicates much of his time to mentoring both new and experienced associates along their career paths.
Dan, along with his business partner, Mark Smith, led the organization to earning the Bronze Medallion Award in 2013 and 2015. This is Guardian’s top award for organizations of similar size for reaching high standards in the areas of hiring and development of associates along with sales growth. He is a long standing member of NAIFA and GAMA International. Dan has also served on multiple non-profit boards. Dan formerly served on the Boards of Directors of The Village at Manor Park, The VMP Foundation, and The Dan Jansen Foundation.
Dan is married and has three daughters and one son. He and his wife, Donna, live in Brookfield, WI. Dan is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys sports of all types.
Dan Melka at Third Coast Advisors is not an Investment Advisor Representative and is not acting in an advisory capacity.
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