Our Founder, Keith Slater

In 1969, Keith Slater began his career in insurance at Wausau.  It proved to be a great training ground to learn the basics.  Keith went on to work at Allstate in sales.  However, the lure of the independent agency system drew him to Marsh & McLellan where more independence could be found.  Being an entrepreneur, nine months later Keith and a partner started their own independent agency in 1977.  The recession of 1980 hit, and Keith’s partner left the firm.  Soon after, Keith merged his firm with another insurance agency.

In 1988, Keith Slater started his current agency, Slater & Associates Insurance, Inc.  This time, he decided to go it alone - no partners.  With 5 support staff, and 3 salesmen, it was a fresh start.  Because of Keith’s innovation and investment in his agency, Slater & Associates Insurance, Inc. has grown to 18 employees, including his 3 sons.

Keith Slater lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon and Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife of 46 years.  He has four children, and 9 grandchildren.