INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 16, 2023) – The MJ Companies, a leading risk management and employee benefits agency for more than 50 years, announced today the addition of Dane Fife as risk management consultant. Fife is a well-known figure in Indiana for his tenure with Indiana University Basketball, as a player and later as a coach.

As risk management consultant Fife will play the role of consultant and advisor to MJ’s commercial insurance clientele. He will contribute to new client acquisition, foster long-term relationships, offer strategic advice and ensure execution of MJ’s consulting process.

“Dane’s expertise lies in coaching and with nearly 20 years of proficiency, he is uniquely equipped with the skills to build lasting relationships with our clients and guide them as a trusted ally,” said Jon Loftin, president and COO of The MJ Companies. “We look forward to the winning attitude, work ethic and determination he will bring to our organization and are excited to welcome him to the MJ team.”

“In my journey, I’ve embraced various roles as a coach, mentor, father, and husband, which have all contributed to my ability to build strong relationships and comradery, and now I am eager to put these skills to work as a consultant,” said Fife.

In 2005, at the age of 25, Fife was the youngest head coach in NCAA basketball history at the time. He coached the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons men’s basketball team to their first ever winning record as a Division I basketball team just a few seasons later. Fife continued his coaching career as assistant head coach at Michigan State in 2011 and assistant coach at Indiana University Bloomington in 2021.

The MJ Companies, one of the largest privately-held insurance agencies in America, is a commercial and personal insurance, risk management, retirement and employee benefits consulting agency that since 1964, has grown from a two-person start-up to an agency with more than 200 employees. With offices in Denver, Indianapolis and Phoenix, MJ specializes in a diverse selection of service lines including construction, energy, transportation, manufacturing, sororities and recycling as well as a complete suite of employee benefits programs and services. The MJ Companies serves clients in more than 16 countries and in every U.S. state.

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