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Announcing our 2015 Corporate Walk Chairman!

Dennis Barba has been a Delaware native since 1961 having moved to Newark, Delaware from the state of Connecticut after his Father was transferred by DuPont.

After graduating from Newark High School in 1973, he toured Europe with the American Youth Stage Band playing the trombone. During this excursion, Mr. Barba was picked up by the Great Maynard Ferguson to cover for an ill member and toured Europe for the entire summer.Upon returning to Delaware, Mr. Barba entered the University of Delaware receiving a Music Scholarship playing the Trombone. During his tenure at the University, he became interested in the insurance profession and left college to start his insurance career.

After working for Prudential Insurance and a few independent brokers, Mr. Barba founded Insurance Associates in 1981 using his master charge and visa cards. To this date, Insurance Associates is a viable brokerage in Delaware, employing a staff of fourteen and maintaining a large portfolio throughout seven states.

Mr. Barba is currently serving as President of Newark Country Club and has served on many boards of various non-profits throughout the years.


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