The Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa Annual Convention, Trade Show and Expo is one of the largest gatherings of independent agents and their business partners in the country. The annual trade show will be jam-packed with agency services, vendors, insurance companies and other interesting exhibitors all in one massive room. The trade show will be open to all Big “I” members with or without a registration fee.
George William, Jr, 89, passed away on Wednesday June 17, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Kathleen. He is survived by son, Kent and daughter-in-law Beth, also of Cincinnati, and sister Jeanne Faust of Newton, IA. George was a past president of the Iowa Chapter (1972-1973) and a 2009 inductee of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.
He was born on October 11, 1925 in Lorimor Iowa to George and Dorothy Kochheiser. He graduated from North High School in Des Moines in 1943. He served in the US Army in World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters with the 341st Infantry Regiment, 86th Division and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon discharge from the Army he enrolled at Drake University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History graduating Phi Beta Kappa. More importantly Drake University is where he met his future wife, Kathleen, in Shakespeare class. They married between their Junior and Senior years of college in 1948. [click to continue…]
On May 19, the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame inducted five new members for 2015. Three of the inductees are CPCUs - Richard Friedman (Cedar Valley Chapter, left in photo), Bruce Kelley (Iowa Chapter, middle in photo), and Jennie LeGates (Iowa Chapter, right in photo).
Photos from the event are available by clicking here and using the password IIHOF (case sensitive). Congratulations to the new inductees!