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Daniel Shanahan

General Agent, MassMutual North Carolina


Dan Shanahan started his successful financial services career almost 20 years ago. In 2012, Dan was appointed General Manager of MassMutual’s North Carolina agency. Under Dan’s leadership, MassMutual North Carolina is growing in size and in its positive impact on the local community.

Dan began his career with State Farm Insurance Cos. in 1994 as a Field Adjuster, National Recruiter and then Agent in Raleigh, NC. He joined the Principal Financial Group in October of 2001 in their Field Executive Development Program.

Dan qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) in his first 2 full years with Principal and qualified for Principal’s Management Achievement Round Table Award in 2005 and 2006.

Dan was appointed Regional Managing Director in the North Carolina Business Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October of 2006. At the time, he was the youngest RMD appointment in the history of the company.

Dan is the President of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Raleigh Chapter (NAIFA), a member of GAMA International and also serves on the General Agents Association for MassMutual. He is involved in the United Way, Special Olympics, Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue Society and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure organization.

Dan holds a degree in Communications from Marquette University. He is originally from Bloomington, IL. Dan and his wife Heather currently reside in Raleigh, NC, with their four children.

Focus Areas

  • Insurance Strategies
  • Investment Strategies (Reg. Reps Only)


  • English


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