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Erin Osier, CPCU, CRM

Erin Osier, CPCU, CRM

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Bob Skow Receives 2014 Burkhalter Award

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on November 21, 2014

Skow 2014Bob Skow was presented with the 2014 Burkhalter Award at Iowa CPCU I-Day on November 7, 2014. The Burkhalter Award is named after Major General Louis Burkhalter, Jr., who was the 1st individual in Iowa to attain the CPCU designation, was a charter member of the Iowa CPCU Chapter, and its first President in 1952. The Burkhalter Award is presented to a person, who like Mr. Burkhalter, has made significant contributions to the community and the Iowa insurance industry.

Bob is a Drake University graduate who began his insurance career with Employers Mutual Insurance Company and later IMT Insurance Company working as a claims adjuster for both companies.  In 1978, he took over ownership and management of an independent insurance agency located in Guthrie Center, Iowa.  While in Guthrie Center, he was involved in community activities, economic development, the Chamber of Commerce (serving as President), the Lions Club, was a member of a local bank board of directors and sold real estate.  In 1985 he was named the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa “Young Agent of the Year”. [click to continue…]

CPCU December Social Event

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on November 17, 2014


Tuesday, December 2, 2014   4:30 – 7:30

2811 Ingersoll Ave Des Moines, IA 50312


But that’s not all; we are also holding an ugly sweater competition.

Wear your ugliest sweater to win prizes.


Eventbrite - CPCU December Social Event

November 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 31, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram

November 2014 ChapterGram

November 2014 President’s Message

The Insurance Industry Day (I-Day) is my favorite event of the year. If you haven’t been, (or it has been a while), I hope you’ve registered and will be joining me at I-Day on Friday, November 7th at Prairie Meadows.

In order to address “How Financial Ratings and Markets Affect Insurance Companies,” we have assembled an amazing lineup of speakers:

  • Author, Lawrence Cunningham
  • Former Insurance Commissioner, Terri Vaughan
  • Editor of IBNR Weekly, Vincent J. Dowling
  • Assistant Vice President of A.M. Best, Michael Lagomarsino
  • President of Nationwide P&C Independent Distribution, Jeff Rommel
  • President of the CPCU Society, Jane Wahl

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New Designees Featured in the Des Moines Register

October 27, 2014

The Monday, October 27, 2014 edition of the Des Moines Register features a full page honoring the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter’s 2014 new designees. Click on the image to open a copy of the page in PDF format. Every year a … Continue reading

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October 2014 President’s Message and ChapterGram

September 29, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram October 2014 ChapterGram October 2014 President’s Message September was a very busy month for our chapter. On Wednesday September 17th, board members volunteered to run The Institutes/CPCU Society’s information booth at the Independent Insurance Agents of … Continue reading

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Congratulations New Designees!

September 12, 2014

Jason Aarni, The IMT Group Wallace Almquist III, Liberty Mutual Jessica Bartello, The IMT Group Christy Bellinger,  Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Michael Berven, Nationwide Erick Biggs, FBL Financial Group Meggin Blue, NCMIC Group Joseph Brott, Nationwide Jerry Burns, Jr, Liberty Mutual … Continue reading

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September 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

September 2, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram September 2014 ChapterGram September 2014 President’s Message With summer coming to a close, kids back in school and the weather starting to change, it can only mean one thing… Time to reconnect with your fellow CPCUs!  … Continue reading

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2014 Meals from the Heartland

August 31, 2014

Meals from the Heartland On August 28, a small but mighty group of CPCUs and friends packed 47 boxes of food, or almost 1,700 bags, to help feed the hungry at home and across the world.  

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New Designee Reception & Golf Event

July 8, 2014

A special invitation to our 2014 New Designees:  Congratulations on earning your CPCU and becoming a new CPCU designee! My name is Michael Elliott and I am the New Designee Chair for the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter. To celebrate your … Continue reading

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