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Doug A. Loesel, CPCU

Doug A. Loesel, CPCU

Chairman of the Board

Favorite Quote: “Team work makes the Dream work.”

Joined LSi:  January 1979

One word to describe LSi:  Family

Fun Fact:  I am a very good (lifetime) sailor and coached rec league and travel softball for 16 years.

I am a Penn State grad in Industrial Engineering, class of ‘78.  Before I started with the agency, I worked as an engineer for 6 months.  My education background was a perfect fit for commercial property & casualty insurance.  Also, I completed my CPCU designation in 1983.

I have done everything at Loesel-Schaaf, including taking out the trash and washing toilets!!  I have loved the relationships I have had with all the employees over the last 43 years.  While challenging, we have tried to maintain that family atmosphere.  When I joined the agency, we had 4 members of my family and one other non-family employee.  We have come a long way to where we are today.

When I’m not working, I love sailing.  I grew up on the water sailing and racing all sorts of sailboats, from 12 ft to 60 ft long.  I was very successful and my crews and I won many races and regattas around the country.  When my oldest daughter turned 8, I left the sailboat racing world and became a softball coach for my daughter’s rec league team.  When my younger daughter turned 13, I coached her travel softball team, as well as, the rec league.  We managed to win a major tournament and placed in several others.  It was an extremely gratifying experience and a great bonding experience with both daughters.  Over the last 10, or so years, I have got back into sailing, racing on a 95-year-old and a 66-year-old boat.  Sailing a classic boat is a very unique experience.

I now have  4grand-children and thoroughly enjoy every minute I can get with them, even though they totally wear me out!

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