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Dan TowleDaniel D. Towle
Former Director of Financial Services

Agency of Commerce & Community Development
State of Vermont
One National Life Drive, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

Phone: 802 828 5232

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Dan Towle served as the Director of Financial Services for the State of Vermont from 1999-2017. Within this role he served as the chief marketing and business development professional for the State of Vermont’s captive insurance industry. Dan was a frequent presenter at national conferences and events throughout the country. He was often visible in national media as an authority on captive insurance and had published numerous articles in industry press. Dan was also recognized for his contributions to the captive insurance industry and was voted in the 2016 Captive Review Magazine “Power 50” which recognizes the most influential individuals in the global captive insurance industry. In that ranking, Dan was #17 in the world as voted by industry peers. 

Within state government he advised the Governor and Secretary of Commerce on new legislation and policy recommendations to maintain Vermont’s leadership as the premier on-shore captive domicile. 

Dan was extremely active with the Vermont Captive Insurance Association. He is a current member and former Chair of the Exhibits Advisory Committee of the Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and is a past Advisory Board Member of the World Captive Forum.

Prior to his last position, Dan Towle was a Business Development Officer at Vermont National Bank overseeing the promotion of all non-loan commercial products. During his ten-year tenure with the bank, he worked in various capacities including branch banking, corporate banking services, and served for a year on the bank’s prestigious corporate re-engineering team.

Dan is also a former member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Chittenden County co-chairing the Professional Giving Unit. He previously chaired the Ambassador Committee for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and lives in Essex Junction.


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