Profile of Excellence:
Owens Community College Alumnus
Dan Silvers grew up in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from Emmanuel Baptist School, a small local school. He knew by the beginning of his senior year that he wanted to attend Owens Community College because it had a small, community feel.
He began at Owens in 1996 and pursued a degree in law enforcement. It soon became apparent that this wasn't the perfect career choice for him. He transferred into the marketing program and ultimately transferred to the business program.
As he built relationships with his professors and saw their passion for the field, he found that it was the perfect fit for him. He had found his own passion.
"I had the opportunity, without the cost, to explore different careers and find what I wanted in a career," said Silvers.
He also liked the fact that he could take general education classes with a small group of students so he could get the personal attention he needed to excel. Silvers graduated in 1999 with an associate of business administration and transferred to the University of Toledo.
"Being at Owens helped me to get comfortable in a college setting and then successfully transfer to a larger university," said Silvers.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a concentration in sales, he began his first job in sales at a local company that handled payroll functions for area businesses.
Eventually, Silvers found his niche when he began working in commercial sales in the insurance industry. Now, he works at Hylant Group as a Client Executive to mid-sized to large companies.
"For me, the commercial insurance industry is very relationship based. My clients count on me in difficult times and I take that responsibility very seriously," said Silvers.
Silvers has found his niche and looks forward to a long career. He loves working for a local company that is involved in the community and fosters relationships with other companies.
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