Don Lathrop Jr is the President of Great Lakes Insurance Agency. Don grew up in Cloquet and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1994. Immediately after graduation, Don enlisted in the Air National Guard. Don enlisted in December of 1993 and continues to be an active member of the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth, MN. Don has always enjoyed being a part of the military and feels that the life lessons learned being a member of the military is something that could have never been taught to him anywhere else. Don is a patriot and lives up to the “service before self” core value.
In 1998 Don was hired as an insurance producer with American National Property and Casualty Co. He built a successful insurance agency with American National up until November of 2007. At that time he decided to start his own independent agency. He formed Great Lakes Insurance Agency Inc., and since that time he has added numerous producers and one additional location to the agency. Don has a business plan that includes adding additional producers and expanding the agencies footprint into other small towns in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Don currently resides in Sturgeon Lake, MN with his wife Kristie, and sons Alec and Devon. Don and Kristie enjoy spending time with family on the lake, golfing, riding ATV’s and traveling the world.