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Dennis Sewell, CIC, CISC, CRIS


Commercial Insurance Broker

Dennis Sewell began his insurance career as a claims adjuster working for Liberty Mutual and Chubb Insurance companies. He next spent 2 years as a commercial underwriter building Chubb’s presence in the winery business. He eventually accepted a sales position at R.C. Fischer, where he currently serves as president while maintaining an active book of business. Dennis is a bit strange because he actually likes learning insurance and holds CIC, CISC, and CRIS designations. His favorite client profile is an angry contractor that hates insurance. The challenge is stimulating and the payoff is making a friend. Dennis is an avid sportsman and loves European history. He’s proud to have two great boys and a wonderful wife.

Gordon Fischer, CPCU


Commercial Insurance Broker

Dirk Fitzgerald, JD

Board Member

Sam Totah, CIC

Executive Vice President

Commercial Insurance Broker

Armed with tenacity and a burning desire to succeed, Sam Totah strives to inspire everyone to greatness as Executive Vice President at RC Fischer & Co.

Achieving the American dream was no easy feat for Sam. He began his career working at a local coffee franchise known as Caffino. In 2001 he was recruited by one of his customers to work as a Registered Representative selling municipal bonds to retirees. With no experience, he worked hard to learn the ropes of the business. In 2006, he parlayed that experience into his insurance career at the recommendation of former RC Fischer Principal Frank Olsson. The rest is history.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sam enjoys paying it forward as a current member of the Sheriff’s Posse of Contra Costa County supporting local law enforcement and has formerly served as the Lt. Governor of Kiwanis International, a worldwide service organization dedicated to helping children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two children, weight lifting, salsa dancing, and watching movies.

Brad Bahl, CLCS


Commercial Insurance Broker Surety Bond Manager

Ray Badock


Personal Insurance

Diane Kaplowitz

Employee Group Benefits Broker, Personal Lines Insurance Broker

Diane and her family relocated to CA from WA State shortly after the 2008 recession. Having started her career in WA with a direct market insurance company, Diane made the switch to the brokerage side in 2015. Her motto is "I will always represent you with only your best interests in mind." Diane has terrific relationships with her underwriters and has a deep understanding of the different insurance markets, including builder’s risk (renovation of a home), private flood and earthquake as well as home, auto and personal liability. She can provide solutions for hard to place risks. She can help you manage your personal risks and negotiate the tricky world of insurance. Diane is licensed in property, casualty, life and health. On a personal note, Diane and her husband of 35 years have 4 grown "millennial" children that she is very proud of and are all successful by their own right. In her spare time you will find her in the garden, hiking on a nature trail, or playing with one of her 'grand-kitties'.