Team Member Spotlight

Team Member Spotlight

Gary Dickinson - Vice President of Sales

Gary Dickinson

Gary Dickinson is the Vice President of Sales at Associated Health Plans of America. Gary has over 30 years of experience building large sales networks for Sony, Texas Instruments, NEC, Nevada Hotel & Lodging and American Discount Corporation. Gary has designed and managed aggressive sales and customer service programs totaling $192 million in sales, with a staff of 80 employees. While working with Sony, Gary won a Samurai Award Winner for outstanding management performance in the areas of new business development and rapid sales growth. His experience in associations, employer groups, and group benefits is apparent with his successful implementation and sales of several key hotel properties including Cosmopolitan, Venetian/ Palazzo, Tropicana, Palms, Atlantis, Las Vegas Association of Realtors and The Association of American General Contractors. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Purdue University.

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Tom Thomason - Chief Commercial Officer

Tom Thomason

Tom Thomason is the Chief Commercial Officer of Associated Health Plans of America. Tom served as President or Executive Senior Vice President for several national firms and one international insurance brokerage firm with the responsibility to develop new business insurance sales and insurance programs for group commercial and association accounts in the following verticals: Hospitality, Paper Mills, National General Contractors, Hospitals, New Automobile Dealers, Mining, Hotel and Casino Industry and others. Tom has past experience setting up and organizing the marketing and sales of group insurance products, programs and services for large companies and trade associations. He is a top producer in insurance sales for Sun Life, Philadelphia Life, and Sedgwick James of London. Tom joined an Army Reserve Unit while in high school and later enlisted in the Active Army and graduated #1 in his class of 5,000 officers from Officers Candidate School in Ft. Benning, GA. Tom served as an officer and joined a Special Forces (Green Beret) Unit before leaving the military. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University, and attended USC Graduate School in Latin American Studies and the Hancock/ Harvard 6-Month Executive Management Program.

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Charles Dabelgott - President

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Charles Dabelgott is the President and a co-founder of Associated Health Plans of America. Charles has over 30 years of insurance industry experience in both his executive corporate positions with Farmers Insurance and as a Farmers Agency owner for the last 5 years. He has senior level leadership and management experience in Underwriting, Product, Claims and Distribution. During his tenure at Farmers, he ran a 4B P&L along with the distribution system in California, As an Agent for Farmers, he has managed his own operation under the Dabelgott Insurance Agency, Inc. of 13M in premium, which is now one of the largest Farmers Agencies company-wide. His experience as a corporate executive and as an Agency owner gives him a unique advantage in leading Associated Health Plans of America and delivering unique health insurance solutions to Associations and their members. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and is a Registered Representative under FINRA.