CEO & Founder
Alan Meltzer founded The Meltzer Group in 1982 as a single insurance agent. He has since grown the company to one with over 200 dedicated employees across five divisions. Alan’s strong core values and work ethic were the driving forces behind The Meltzer Group’s exponential growth – and remain today as cornerstones of the company’s ethos.
Alan has earned MassMutual’s highest honor, Agent of the Year, an unprecedented 18 times in his career. He attributes his success to focusing all of his energy on serving his clients. Since 1982, Alan has built The Meltzer Group around his clients’ needs – a decision that has continuously earned him the highest awards and accolades in the industry. He has been named to the Million Dollar Round Table every year since 1978, and Top of the Table every year since 1980, an annual accomplishment that places him in the top 1% of agents nationwide. Alan was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2011, the same year The Gazette newspapers named him one of the “25 CEOs You Need to Know.”
Alan is equally as dedicated to serving his community. As one of the top corporate philanthropists in the Washington metropolitan area, Alan has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Wolf Trap Foundation, For Love of Children, United Jewish Endowment Fund, Junior Achievement, K. Neal International Trucks, Jewish Federation Executive Committee and the Washington Hospital Center Foundation. As an alumnus of American University, former three-time captain of the wrestling team, and member of Alpha Tau Omega, Alan continues to lend much support today to the AU athletics program and Kogod School of Business. He serves on the Alumni Affairs Committee, Athletics Committee, Audit Committee, and Finance and Investment Committee. In 2006 he was awarded the Cyrus Ansary Medal, which is bestowed upon a member of the American University community who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to public service and philanthropy at AU and to the broader community, as well as for recognized professional accomplishments. The same year, Alan received the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Meritorious Service Award, honoring an individual who has made outstanding contributions in supporting and promoting the sport of amateur wrestling.
Prior to his career in the insurance industry, Alan owned and operated a successful bar and restaurant. If you frequented Washington DC’s Tenley Circle neighborhood in the 1970s, there’s a good chance you spent a memorable evening at Mr. Henry’s. Alan met his wife, Amy, when she walked into Mr. Henry’s one night. He and Amy have been married since 1978 and have four adult children, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Max, and Mark. Interestingly enough, Amy was also the catalyst for Alan’s career in the insurance industry – he joined her working at MassMutual the same year they were married, and founded The Meltzer Group just four years later.
Alan and Amy live in Boca Raton, Florida.