Edward Stricklan’s career spans nearly 30 years of hospital, health plan and insurance/financial services experience. In 2010 Mr. Stricklan joined The Henehan Company as Senior Benefits Consultant after a combined eleven years with The Arrowhead Credit Union and Sawyer Cook Insurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Credit Union, where he functioned as Life and Health Agent, and Vice President of the Life and Health Department. During an eight-year span, he was employed in a dual role at the Arrowhead Investment Center as a Financial Consultant specializing in group retirement plans for businesses.
Prior to joining the insurance and financial services industry as Agent and Financial Consultant, Mr. Stricklan worked as an Account Executive for Inter Valley Health Plan and as New Business Manager and Vice President of Communications at CIGNA HealthCare of California. He also has a background in hospital sales and marketing where he acted as Director of Marketing for two different Southern California Hospitals: White Memorial Medical Center and CPC Rancho Lindo Psychiatric Hospital.
He is the past president of the Inland Empire Association of Health Underwriters and has functioned as Treasurer and Program Chair of his local association of health underwriters. Mr. Stricklan was also voted Member of the Year by his local affiliate. Whenever possible, he has advocated for his clients in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. as it relates to health-care reform, compliance requirements and policy issues.
He is active on several boards including the Board of Directors for the Provisional Accelerated Learning Center and Charter Academy, a charter school for at-risk high school children. Additionally, Mr. Stricklan has become an advocate for those suffering in silence with mental illness by serving as active board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the Pomona Valley Chapter. The chapter serves the tri-city area of Pomona, Claremont and La Verne. He also serves as the NAMIWalks Chair for the local NAMIWalks Annual Fundraising Campaign.
Mr. Stricklan received his bachelor’s of science degree in business from Hampton University and his master’s in business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is married to Phyllis Stricklan, RN, MSN, ESQ., Director of the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles. They have been blessed with two children during their 35 years of marriage.
Mr. Stricklan and his wife Phyllis are certified teachers of a twelve-week class called “Family-to-Family.” The program teaches caregivers how to cope with and care for loved ones who have a chemical brain disorder such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders.