Dan Titus, Raytown High School, 1960
Dan Titus spent twelve years in the Raytown School District, from the last class at Spring Valley, previously a country school, to the first class at Blue Ridge Elementary, eighth grade in the old city hall, the first class at Raytown Junior High and on to Raytown High. He attended University of Missouri on a track scholarship and received the Curator’s Award for academics, later graduating from the University of Indiana at Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Insurance Risk Management and a minor in Political Science.
From 1966-1971, Dan served as a United States Naval Aviator. He was a Navy Pilot and Patrol Plane Commander of the P3B, utilized in antisubmarine warfare operations in the Mediterranean. He had deployments to Siganella, Sicily, Rota, Spain and Lajes in the Azores.
After working as a salesman for commercial insurance, producing several national accounts, Dan joined his brother Bruce, also a Raytown graduate, in starting Suncoast Insurance Associates which became the second largest agency in that marketing area with sales of $20 million. From 1988 to 2006 Dan established Southeastern Staffing, employing 14,000 employees at its peak, returned to Suncoast as president and founded Quorium Premium Financing, which currently finances over 13 million in insurance premiums.
Dan is currently president of the Tampa Bay Sports Club, which was instrumental in bringing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Tampa and laid the framework for the BCS Outback Hall of Fame Bowl each New Year’s Day in Tampa.
In addition, he is Race Director for the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K, ranked in the top ten Road Races in America, and which has raised over a million dollars for Boys and Girls Clubs in the area.
Titus and his wife, Mary, have three children, Tevin, Ashley, and Nathan, as well as four granddaughters.