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OUR TEAM

Meet some of our Leadership members

Our organization is a diverse team who live out our core values. Our members embody the “business athlete” in our mindset and in our principles.  Our team is composed of those individuals who are “locked-in” and engaged in optimizing their careers on all levels. We exemplify grit, mission focus, and adaptability. We are true leaders and entrepreneurs who are committed to teamwork.

Slav Bitman

State Director of the Bitman Agencies

Born in the Soviet Union, Slav Bitman was brought to the United States as a refugee at the age of 14 with the hopes of living the American dream.  He started his career in Kansas City, Missouri in 1997 and has over 23 years of experience in management and entrepreneurship.

In 2001, he broke an all-time  record and has been the top State General Agent in his category.  He is a former Executive Council member and the State Director of the Bitman Agencies.

Patrick Knouse

Regional General Agent

Patrick Knouse was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma.  He joined the Army and served as a Recon Sniper from 2001 until 2005 and completed a tour of duty in Iraq.  He was stationed at Schofield Barracks Hawaii where he met his wife, Jessica and they have a 12 year old daughter.

He is a Regional General Agent and has been with the Bitman Agency for 8 years.  He helps mentor, coach, and train incoming agents and gives them the skills and knowledge to be effective in the field.

Don DeVoise

Regional General Agent

Don DeVoise was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Deciding to move down to North Carolina in 2016 he initially explored other avenues in sales but decided to start a career opportunity with the Bitman Agency in 2017, and He has been firmly planted ever since. He is a proud father of 2 beautiful children.

He is now a Regional General Agent. He loves to develop, mentor, and train people by giving them the knowledge and wisdom to have the best mindset both in the field and in their personal lives.

His team calls him “Guru” and “The Closer”

Lalitha Janardhanan

Regional General Agent

Lalitha is a Regional General Agent with American Income, Bitman Agencies, and has been with the company for 11 years. She was born in India, having immigrated to the United States in 1995. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and an MBA from Meredith College. In her free time, she listens to Indian classical and contemporary music. She is married and has a son.  She helps recruit, train, coach, and mentor agents. In addition, she provides skills and knowledge for them to be successful in their insurance career.

Danielle Custis

Sales Director and Trainer

Danielle Custis has been a part of American Income since 2019. She has worked in the leadership and expertise development space for over a decade, gaining experience in performance coaching, sales, as well as learning and enablement. As a seasoned Sales Director and Trainer, she is passionate about helping to take individuals from novices to experts. She is committed to making a difference in the world and impacting her community in the best way possible. In addition to her work, she is also involved in mentoring and public speaking via Toastmasters International. Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys being a mom, aunt, writer, and awesome home cook.

Join our team!

Each member is a dedicated leader that “leads from the front,” regardless of their role on the squad. We are in a “people helping people” business. We are devoted to assisting our team members to develop and reach peak performance and potential. We know that no one wins alone.