Carl E. Dickerson


  • Founder/Chairman Dickerson Employee Benefits – founded 1965
  • Teacher/Educator (four years)
    University of California, San Francisco
    West Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Acorns Micro-Investing App — Advisory Board Member


  • Former Member of the Governing Committee of the
    Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau – California
  • Member of the National Association of Health Underwriters
  • Member of the National Association of Life Underwriters
  • Member of the California Association of Health Underwriters
  • Founding Member of the Academic Council of Insurance Planners
  • Member of the Association of Professional in Risk-Related Disciplines
  • Associate of the Black MBA Association
  • NAACP Life Member


  • Reel Image Inc., formerly known as Rebuild LA Community Lending Corporation –Chairman of the Board
  • Town Hall Los Angeles –Vice Chairman, Board of Governors
  • Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
  • Los Angeles Urban League; Former Vice Chair – Current member of Emeritus Board
  • Honorary Chair – Kedren Mental Health Center Capital Campaign
  • Past Board Member — L.A. Jobs PAC
  • Past Board Member — Kedren Mental Health
  • Past Board Member — Western Park Hospital
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California – Member – Consumer Advisory Board
  • California Health Underwriter’s Foundation – Past Secretary/Treasurer and Founding Member
  • Black Business Association – Past President
  • Treatment Online – Board of Directors
  • Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters – Past Chair
  • Lincoln University – Board of Trustees
  • Halo Fund – Advisory Board


  • African American Business of the Year Award 2014, GLAAACC
  • 2011 Will Farrell Award – Financial Services
  • Torrance Chamber of Commerce and Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce 2009 Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award
    Ron Brown Economic Development 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Ron Brown Economic Development 2007 Small Business of the Year – Southern Region
  • Korean American Insurance Professional Association Award of Appreciation for Continued Support
  • Black Business Association, Black Business of the Year Award
  • Los Angeles Urban League Social Responsibility Award
  • Los Angeles Urban League Service Award
  • Chinese American Insurance Professional Association Gold Sponsor 2001 Award
  • RLA Community Lending Corporation Distinguished Service Award
  • City, County of Los Angeles and State of California Certificates of Commendation and Recognition
  • California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition
  • Crenshaw Christian Center, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Certificate of Acknowledgement
  • Foothill Area Community Services Community Award
  • Boy Scouts of America, Pathfinder District, Appreciation Award
  • UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management Appreciation Award
  • Rhode Island Senate Citation for Outstanding Contribution to the Political System for study done on their behalf
  • Congressional Recognition Promoting Excellence in the Insurance Industry in Los Angeles
  • California Senate Business Entrepreneur Award 2008
  • Sr NYLic Designation in recognition of 20 years service – awarded by NYLife
  • Los Angeles Union SEIU 434B – 1991 award for service
  • Los Angeles Association of African American Women’s Political Action Committee – Commendation for Support
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity – Man of Year Award 2008
  • County of Los Angeles, Supervising Chair – Don Knabe – Commendation
  • State of California Legislature – Commendation


  • Graduate of Lincoln University/Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Graduate work at Temple University
  • Graduate – Staff College of Nuclear Science, U.S. Army
    Sheeps Head Bay, New York
  • Graduate of U.S. Army College of Emergency Administrative Analysis,
    Battlecreek, Michigan

AREAS of INVESTMENT – Early Start-Ups

  • Telemedicine
  • Solar Engineering
  • Alzheimer’s Detection
  • Medical Diagnostic Software
  • Micro-Investing Mobile App