Mr. Danilson grew up in a farming community in Central Illinois. Members of his extended family were involved in grain and livestock farming and the insurance business. As a youth he was involved in 4-H. He showed cattle and swine, traveling to many shows around the country. His insurance agent grandfather took him on many rides to visit with customers on the farm exposing him to the needs of our country’s farmers at an early age. He learned invaluable lessons about hard work, integrity and honesty surrounded by some of the hardest working people in the industry in the fields and barns. His interest from his youth took him to the University of Illinois to expand his knowledge of the Agriculture Community. He obtained a B. S. in Crop Sciences with a Crop Agribusiness Concentration, minoring in Food and Agribusiness Management.
Mr. Danilson began his insurance career in 2017 as a Crop Adjuster. He worked with farmers to process their needs for corn, soybeans, and wheat. He has experience in a wide range of claim types: wind, hail, prevent plant, replants, production claims and silage appraisals. He worked with a diverse group of farmers, co-workers, insurance agents and agency personnel to ensure customers were paid fairly based on coverage. He managed claim processing in a timely manner to meet the needs of the customers.
Mr. Danilson started his career as a summer intern at Rock River Lumber and Grain in 2016, acquiring knowledge of marketing and the back-end operations of an elevator. His next opportunity was an Internship at Farmers Mutual Hail learning the underwriting and claims side of Agriculture Crop related claims. He went on to become a Crop Adjuster with Farmers Mutual Hail processing claims for Wind, Hail, Prevent Plant, Replants, Production Claims and Silage Appraisals. Mr. Danilson began his career with McLarens in 2021.
- Prevent Plant Corn and Soybean – Worked hundreds of claims due to unseasonal amount of rain
- Wind Claims due to Derecho Storm in Northern Illinois and Iowa
- Grain Production Claims (USD 500 K +)