Dale Sharpe Jenkins is an entrepreneur and educator with over 35 years of experience in insurance and risk management.
Dale is the founder and a principal owner of The Jenkins Agency, Inc. an independent insurance agency and consulting firm located in Arlington Texas.At the Jenkins Agency, she is responsible for strategic planning and client development and works primarily with the agency’s public sector accounts. In addition to her work at the agency, Dale has spent several years developing curriculum and teaching insurance and risk management courses. She was a Continuing Education Instructor for Tarrant County College from 2009 – 2014 and a full time Lecturer at University of North Texas G. Brint Ryan College of Business (UNT) from 2015 – 2019.
Dale has been dedicated to encouraging Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) within the insurance and risk management profession throughout her career. She served on several D&I committees going back to the 1990s during her tenure at St. Paul Companies. In 2008 she was instrumental in founding National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) DFW Chapter where she served as a board member from 2008 – 2015 and president from 2012 – 2014. At UNT she served as a mentor and advisor to students majoring in Risk Management and Insurance. She helped minority students gain national recognition for their successful participation in national competitions promoting diversity in the industry. As faculty advisor for Gamma Iota Sigma, the professional fraternity for risk management, insurance and actuarial students, she contributed to the establishment of a new leadership position, Diversity and Inclusion Officer. In in 2020 her agency was selected as a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year Finalist for the 2020 Business Insurance U.S. Insurance Awards for 21 years of operation as a minority owned insurance agency and her work at UNT.
Master of Science, Negotiations & ADR – Creighton University School of Law
Certified Insurance Counselor Designation – The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research
Associates in Insurance – The Insurance Institute
Texas Licensed Insurance Agent