John Garven, president and founder of Benico, Ltd., an employee benefit brokerage and consulting firm based in the Chicago area, is a graduate of Trinity International University in Bannockburn, Illinois.
Garven began his career in 1977 as an agent for AXA Equitable, and in 1981, he founded Benico, Ltd. after working for two years for Great-West Healthcare as a group insurance sales representative.
He previously served as president of the Illinois State Association of Health Underwriters, a state affiliate of the National Association of Health Underwriters, a national trade organization representing agents, brokers, and consultants who are professionally engaged in the distribution of private health insurance and related products and services.
Since 2005, Garven has been associated with The Heartland Institute as a policy advisor covering health care issues.
John and his wife, Pam, are both lifelong Chicago-area residents. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.