Dan Muhlenkamp

I am Dan Muhlenkamp and the first thing you need to know about me is that I’d be a hopeless depressed, and miserable if Jesus had not died in my place on my cross, but since he did, I am so excited about this eternal adventure we call life.

While we are all far from perfect, I have a great family I am so proud of. Each of them is introduced below.

So a little about me I love quiet time alone to think and read and pray, and I also love being with other people exchanging lively conversation. I believe in taking chances and being different and failing often. My favorite non-biblical quote is “The Man In The Arena…” by Theodore Roosevelt.

I am a partner at Preferred Insurance Center and I think, while we still have a ways to go, we have something really special here. My hope and dream for Preferred is that is will be a place with such a great attitude and atmosphere that my teammates, who are Tiggers, not Eeyores, love their days here and our clients days a made here. I truly want us to Make a Difference and help others make a difference. I know it sounds corny, but we don’t give to charities and make people smile so we can sell more insurance, we sell insurance so we can give more the charity and make more people smile.

Dan’s Personal Why Statement:
To inspire and guide as Jesus does so others passionately live fulfilling, eternal adventures.


Way Better Half

This is my wife Susie. Obviously I married waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my league. She caught my eye at dance when she was just 16. It took me 2 weeks to get the courage to ask her to dance, 3 months for me to ask her on a date, and just one kiss for her to make me spend a lifetime wanting one more kiss. Susie has been a great mother for our children, she organizes our home, our calendar and our budget. She is also the best Kohls shopper in the entire world. I think her motto is “Don’t tell me how much I spent, just tell me how much I saved.”



Zach is our oldest. He is a UC Bearcat graduate and is working as an actuary at Milliman in Chicago. Zach is his own person. He goes after what he wants and usually gets it. He also cares deeply about the people around him and those who need a helping hand.



Caleb is working as chemist in Cincinnati. Caleb loves his sports and has been predicting Bengals Superbowl wins and Reds World Series victories for 26 years in row now. Caleb is destined to change people’s lives.



Which brings us to Alexis, our 18 year old daughter. She is hoping to major in musical theater when she goes to college next year. She is bright, and smiles a lot, and never seems to stop singing. She has her daddy wrapped around her little finger and the world is so much brighter because of her.

Elmer Wendel


Elmer Wendel
Dan and ElmerSmallI put my father-in-law in here because he is such a huge influence in my life. First, he gave me his daughter as a wife. But he has created a family that is so awesome it’s amazing. He is so loved and respected by the people close to him it is amazing. He is upbeat and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. Wise, loyal, and always giving. I would love to be like him some day.

Donna Siefring
Nov 17, 2014

We appreciate the fast and efficient way Phyllis handled our recent claim.

And, heads up to Dan for clearing up some insurance concerns we had about the changes we are planning in the near future. We surely do appreciate all the information you gave us.

Scott & Becky Gels
Oct 21, 2014
When purchasing our first home 14 years ago, Preferred Insurance was recommended to us by family as they were very happy customers with Preferred themselves. Needless to say, we have had that same satisfaction with Preferred Insurance that our family has had over these many years. They have always been very quick with any coverage or billing questions and have often recommended these necessary additions or subtractions that would best cover our growing family’s needs. There is no doubt that they will continue to cover our entire home and auto needs.

Kathy via Merchant Circle
Oct 21, 2014

I have worked with Dan the staff at Preferred Insurance for over 25 years. They are very professional, courteous and helpful. They have always responded to my needs quickly and provide individualized service with a smile. They handle all our home and auto insurance needs and we will continue to rely on them for years to come!

Sep 21, 2014

I have been with Preferred for a while now and its been the easiest time I’ve ever had with getting the insurance i need and service i want. I feel like I’m treated like family with preferred. Thanks Dan & all of the staff at Preferred insurance.

Gina Hess
Sep 13, 2014

Dan’s eagerness and enthusiasm is truly contagious. It’s so refreshing to see someone with that much drive. He is always thinking of others and looks on the bright side of every road block.

Abby Timmerman
Sep 13, 2014

Dan is not your “ordinary” boss. He is one of a kind! He is a very upbeat person that I know I can go to for any questions or concerns that may come my way. He is very considerate to local charities.

Stacy Lochtefeld
Sep 12, 2014

Always thinking outside the box and upbeat. Dan does a great job of making Preferred Insurance an enjoyable place to be.