Tommy Ruke is the founder of the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation and a leading professional in Truck Insurance. His roots in trucking began early as his father was a trucker who hauled pickles. After graduating from Wake Forest College, Tommy spent 10 years as an International Harvester dealer prior to entering the insurance field. In 1979 he started in the Certified Insurance Counselor program through the National Alliance and in 1983 developed their trucking education program, training insurance professionals around the country.
In 1988 he began working with the American Association of Managing General Agents developing their educational program and continued to deliver programs countrywide. He has worked with numerous insurance company, wholesale and retail agents, providing specialized truck insurance education and has served as a professional advisor to law firms requiring professional testimony.
In 2012, he founded the MCIEF. He holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation, a lifetime Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation and a Certified Wholesale Insurance Specialist designation.