Vice President, Personal Lines Division Account Director
Rufus Dowell is Vice President and Personal Lines Division Account Director for Harden, one of the Southeast’s leading insurance, risk management, and employee benefits firms. In his role, Rufus is is responsible for originating and retaining client relationships, defining and articulating client objectives, and leading efforts to provide the best solutions for clients.
Rufus received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University. Prior to joining Harden, Rufus was President and owner of Rufus C. Dowell Insurance Agency for over 30 years.
Rufus is a committed member of the Jacksonville community. He served as a board member for the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center for four years, and was board President during that time. In addition, he served on the San Jose Country Club board for four years and was President for two of those years. From 1980 through 1991, Rufus was involved in THE PLAYERS Championship volunteer management team and served as Tournament Chairman in 1991. He is currently a member of the Dreams Come True Board, which he has served on since 1986, and was Board President in 2001. Currently, Rufus is an active supporter of Tiger Academy, a YMCA Charter School.