Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CIE Advisory Board Profile 

Stan Simpson

Stanley S. Simpson
Chairman Emeritus
Buckman-Mitchell, Inc.


Stanley S. Simpson, 4th generation Visalian (and California). Attended Monterey Peninsula College, University of Oregon and graduated from San Jose State 1963 BS in Real Estate and Insurance. Started with Buckman-Mitchell, Inc. 1964, a general insurance agency in Visalia and founded in 1916 by my grandfather, been here ever since. 1995 Visalia Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, Visalia Area Mt. Whitney Boy Scout District Man of the Year 2005, President of The Independent Insurance Brokers' and Agents' of California, Oregon and Washington (IBAWEST) 2005. Formerly owned The Visalia Oaks (Minnesota Twin's Affiliate) of the California Class A Baseball League 1980s. Wife Wendy, 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, one great granddaughter.

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