Principals

Douglas A. Mishkin

Algren Associates, Inc., President & CEO

Douglas A. Mishkin is a third generation insurance professional. Although Doug entered the family industry, he chose a different career path from his father and grandfather, who built one of the nation’s largest multi‐line and  insurance benefits firms. He started his career as an agent with MassMutual Financial Group and The Guardian Life Insurance Company. In 1993, he moved to the independent channel by joining Bufkin, Hefferon & Siegel, a brokerage general agency in Manhattan, as their Brokerage Manager. He was offered the opportunity to join Algren Associates, Inc. in 1997 and, in 2001, was named President of the firm. In 2006, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer when Algren’s founder retired.

  • Doug served as Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) in 2008, having previously served as a board member for seven years, and as chair of its membership committee. He was the recipient of the 2009 Stephen A. Kramer Humanitarian Award from the UJA‐Federation of New York. In addition, to his NAILBA involvement, Doug is on the Board of Directors of LifeMark Partners, Inc. and SubCenters, and is an active member of the Professional Life Advisors Network (PLAN), Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), and TYGERS. Doug is a member of MDRT’s “Top of the Table”, an exclusive forum for the world’s most successful life insurance and financial services professionals. He is also a former Director of the Life & Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE), a non‐profit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions to safeguard their families’ financial future. He has sat on numerous insurance carrier field advisory councils including North American, Genworth, United of Omaha, ING, and MetLife, helping them strengthen and develop product lines and more effectively communicate with their distribution partners. He is frequently quoted and published in financial journals and publications and is an active speaker for national insurance and financial organizations. He has addressed international advisor forums from the Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Western Europe.

    In his free time, Doug snowboards, coaches his sons in numerous sports, and is the past President of the Shore Regional Little League representing kids in the New Jersey shore towns of Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, and West Long Branch. Doug is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. He currently lives in Monmouth Beach, NJ with his wife and two sons.

 

Christopher Scott

Executive Vice President

Since 1990, advisors have chosen Chris Scott as their lead insurance partner for his empathetic, understanding nature and quick mind. What this means to you is Chris will understand your position and troubleshoot to get problems  solved.

  • Executive Vice President with Algren Associates, Chris is a skilled hand at developing relationships to promote success for wealth managers and insurance advisors. Before joining Algren, he was a founder of a general insurance agency that grew into one of the largest brokerage firms in New York State. His experience and comprehensive knowledge of the industry helps advisors navigate and leverage the full platform Algren offers.

    Chris is a graduate of Fordham University in New York where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics. As a resident of Sea Cliff, Long Island, NY, Chris volunteers to coach softball and baseball teams, and has served on the Village’s Planning Board. In his leisure time, he creates and writes scripts for development.