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John Smales

Principal / Sales Executive
LP Insurance Services - Elko, NV
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John is a native of Elko, Nevada. He is a Veteran having served in the U.S. Navy and Nevada National Guard. John attended Northern Nevada Community College, the University of Nevada in Reno as well as the University of Oregon.

John has been a business insurance advisor for over 26 years; providing knowledge and expertise in areas such as workers’ compensation, property, liability, professional liability and bonding risks. John has also been an insurance advocate for many municipality entities in and around Elko County.

He began his commercial insurance career at IMS, later joining Lucini/Parish Insurance, ABD Insurance and Wells Fargo Insurance Services via mergers and acquisitions. John moved into ownership in spring of 2011 with McMullen Insurance in Elko. In September 2016, McMullen Insurance and their team joined the LP Insurance family where John is now a Vice President and shareholder.

In addition to his long insurance industry career, John is an active member of the Northeastern Nevada community having served as a founding member and past president of the Boys & Girls Club of Elko as well as having served on the Elko County School Board as member and president. He enjoys horse racing, golf, fantasy football, learning and traveling.