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May 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on May 4, 2015

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May 2015 ChapterGram

May 2015 President’s Message

2014 Chapter Invite

We had an outstanding Chapter meeting on April 16 at the Embassy Club in downtown Des Moines. Patrick Phelan, Fire Protection Engineer with the City of Des Moines, and Kevin Hovick, COO of EMC spoke about The Younkers Fire- A Year Later.  This topic was very near and dear to many members of our chapter, especially those employed with EMC Insurance. Thank you to all who ventured out to join our largest meeting (outside of I-Day) in the past several years!

Please plan to join us on May 19 for the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony being held at Drake University. We will honor the following new inductees into the Insurance Hall of Fame: Richard Friedman, Bruce Kelley, Jennie LeGates, W. Harold Petersen, and James Sharp (awarded posthumously). This is an evening of networking and celebrating our great industry. Three of the five individuals being inducted this year are CPCUs, making their induction even more meaningful to our membership.  [click to continue…]

Sheeler Named 2015 Richard A. Gerrond Memorial Award Recipient

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on April 28, 2015

Congratulations to former Iowa Chapter President Wade Sheeler, who received the 2015 Richard A. Gerrond Memorial Award from the CPCU Society during the Leadership Summit on April 24. Wade is pictured with CPCU Society Chairman and President Jane Wahl.

Wade Gerrond Award

The Gerrond Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer for dedication and commitment to the risk management and insurance industry. It was created in memory of Richard A. Gerrond, CPCU, CIC, a dedicated instructor and past CPCU Society governor, who passed away in January 2005.

Sheeler, MBA, CPCU, CIC, CRM, was selected for his demonstrative leadership abilities, which support the Gerrond Award attributes. He earned the CPCU designation in 1995 and has been actively engaged in the CPCU Society since 1980. He has held various roles of Society leadership throughout his service. He is a past national governor and director and currently chairs the Reinsurance Interest Group.

April 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on April 1, 2015

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April 2015 ChapterGram2014 Chapter Invite

April 2015 President’s Message

We’ve experienced a few really nice days of weather lately, so I’m hoping Spring is upon us!

With the arrival of Spring, it’s time for our chapter to be recognized for our achievements in 2014. The chapter has received the Circle of Excellence Gold with Distinction for the 12th consecutive year. I’d like to thank and congratulate past President, Erin Osier, for her leadership and service to the Iowa Chapter. Thank you to all the volunteers involved for making our chapter truly one of the best. We are proud to carry on the tradition of excellence. [click to continue…]

2015 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Ceremony

March 18, 2015

Mark your calendars for May 19 at Drake University to attend the 2015 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Ceremony.  Of this year’s five inductees, three are CPCUs: Bruce Kelley Jennie LeGates Richard Friedman Hope you can join us as the … Continue reading

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March 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

February 27, 2015

Link to the ChapterGram March 2015 ChapterGram On February 19, nearly 90 CPCU’s attended our meeting at Glen Oaks Country Club. We heard from a panel of individuals, Greg LaMair, Beth Orr, and Trent Middendorf, on “Agent Perspectives”. The panel … Continue reading

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February 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

January 30, 2015

Link to the ChapterGram February 2015 ChapterGram I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize Erin Osier as Past Chapter President and thank her for her dedication and commitment to the success of the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter! Under Erin’s … Continue reading

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2015 Annual Meeting Package

January 12, 2015

Sales of the Annual Meeting Package have been extended through January 31.   Click here to purchase your annual meeting package. For just $210 the Annual Meeting Package includes all of the meetings for the current year (does not include … Continue reading

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January 2015 President’s Message and ChapterGram

December 31, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram January 2015 ChapterGram Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a fun and exciting new year, setting my sights on a slate of new goals, and eliminating a few bad habits along the way! I … Continue reading

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Annual Chapter Membership Survey

December 23, 2014

Iowa Chapter CPCU Members: We are conducting a brief survey of the Iowa membership to find out what you want from your CPCU chapter. We would like to encourage you to complete this brief survey to provide feedback on chapter … Continue reading

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