Brian Huinker is the lead consultant in the Decorah, IA office, within a community he has called home his entire life. Finding someone in Decorah who doesn’t have something great to say about Brian Huinker would be a tall task. Brian’s passion is for serving others. This was apparent in his decision to move home after graduating from Central College in 2000 to become the head coach of the Luther College Men’s Tennis program, where he was named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year six times.
Brian was introduced to the employee benefits industry by long-time friend and coaching rival Jim Willis in 2011. When Brian realized he could also take advantage of his entrepreneurial energy, along with his competitive spirit and passion for serving others within an industry that allowed him to remain in Northeast Iowa, he made the difficult decision to end his coaching career. In 2012, Brian became a benefits consultant and head of Business Development for Midwest Group Benefits, now Group Benefit Partners. Brian has worked hard to achieve significant growth within the Decorah office, in both the group benefits and individual health insurance markets.
Outside of work, Brian has spent his time volunteering on advisory boards with The Spectrum Network, St. Benedicts Finance Council, 100+ Men Who Care, and the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Board President. In his free time, Brian enjoys competing on the golf course or tennis courts, and spending time with his family, which includes his wife Amanda, two daughters, Olivia and Grace, and son Grady.