Donald Jacoby graduated from the first five year work study program at the College of Insurance in January, 1968 with a B.B.A. with a major in Insurance.
The College of Insurance was acquired several years ago by St. John’s University.
Donald served two terms as President of the Alumni Association in 1981 and 1982.
After graduating, he became a full time representative of the Guardian Life Insurance Company. He still maintains a relationship with “The Guardian” as one of their longest contracted representatives.
In 1987, Donald became the in house P & C representative for the New Confidence Agency, which was one of the largest life insurance agencies of its time with a special program that had been set up for college students. At that time he was awarded a direct appointment with both The Travelers and The Chubb Insurance Companies. This was the point at which he founded SDL Brokerage Inc. This brokerage has now entered its 30th year as an industry leader. It has become well known for its honest and forthright representation of its clients. It now represents many insurance companies and does business both nationally and internationally. Over the past three decades, SDL has represented many very well-known public and private customers.
In 1991, Donald founded Group Health Solutions Inc. with a specialty in the fields of medical, dental, disability and life insurance.
Through the many changes that this industry has experienced since its founding, GHS has gone on to excel in the fields that it represents. In addition, it holds many honors as a leading producer with the elite carriers in the industry.
Donald presently maintains his position as President of both companies that he founded, which now has a staff of 25 employees and several satellite offices throughout the State of NY.