D. J. Christman began his insurance career in 1973 working in the family run Christman Paynter & Associates. He attained his CIC designation (Certified Insurance Counselor) in 1984. D.J. was President of the St. Louis Association of Insurance Agents in 2002. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Independent Agents from 1998 to 2004. D.J. has been a volunteer for St. Louis Special Olympics since 1986, as well as a member of the management committee organizing the St. Louis Games since 1992.
His personal interest include spending time with family and friends, golfing and modestly working out.