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Joe Teeling
Chairman / CEO


Joe Teeling has been in the health insurance for 34 years with responsibility in sales, management and leading several businesses. As the Chairman and CEO of the West Des Moines-based firm, his focus is on the vision of the company, while assembling talent and selling. Prior to starting Bearence, Joe was Vice Chairman of a large, multi-national broker, where he was responsible for all national sales, operations and distribution of products and services.


He is currently President of the Iowa Association of Health Underwriters (IAHU) and just recently completed serving four years as a voting member of the Iowa Legislative Health Care Commission. He is also on the board of the State of Iowa's high risk pool, as well as the Federal high risk pool for the State of Iowa.


Joe is an active board member of The TSJ Group and Chairman of the Board of St. Gabriel Communications. He is also a Charter Member of the University of Northern Iowa's Entrepreneurial Advisory Resource Network (EARN) and serves on the board of the St. Augustin Foundation.


He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.







West Des Moines, Iowa

1045 76th Street, Suite 4000

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Mendota Heights, Minnesota

2010 Centre Pointe Blvd.

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

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