John Cruden is a third generation Bay Area native. He attended Serra High School and graduated from Santa Clara University with a BSC, Bachelor of Science and Commerce in Business Finance. He has attained the following professional degrees and certificates: the CPCU, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, the ARM, Associate in Risk Management and the CSRM, Certified School Risk Manager. He has been a California insurance broker for 30 years, specializing in Risk Management and Insurance Services for educational institutions. He is the California exclusive representative for Independent School Management, Inc and A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. ISM provides risk management services, student and employee benefits insurance and administrative consulting to private schools. A.W.G. Dewar, Inc provides tuition refund insurance for private schools, colleges and universities.
John enjoys his family, church, the Olympic Club and serving as a board member for various organizations.