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February 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on February 1, 2016

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February Meeting Registration Page

Cold weather doesn’t stop a CPCU from coming out to listen to our speakers, eat together and honor two of our members! On January 21, we met at the Des Moines Social Club downtown. This venue was new for us and we had a full meeting. Tom O’Meara gave us an update on the current issues from the Insurance Commissioner’s office. Tom indicated certificates of insurance are once again becoming a concern. Cyber liability is also becoming a big concern for our industry due to the vast amount of personal information we store. Jared Kirby provided information on the Iowa Insurance Fraud Bureau and how he decides which fraud cases to investigate.  [click to continue…]

January 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on December 31, 2015

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January Meeting Registration

Happy New Year!

I am excited about the New Year and ready to serve as the President of the Iowa Chapter! I have truly grown up in the insurance industry. Brian Cole, prior owner of Brooks-Lussem Clem Insurance, hired me starting my personal lines insurance career 19 years ago at IMT Group. Our past President, Richard Keith, came to my desk at IMT and told me I was taking INS 21 and so it began. I have my Iowa agents license, API and CIC.

In 1999, I made the switch to EMC Insurance Companies as a personal lines underwriter and have had several positions at EMC including Personal Lines Supervisor for the Iowa branch. In the last year, I took on the role of Personal Lines Underwriting Manager for all of our states.

The Wakonda Club is our typical meeting location in December and it always is festive and beautiful. We had a great meeting with networking, hors d’oeuvres, and an excellent speaker on etiquette, Calista Gould. We have this venue planned for next year too. Mark your calendars as you don’t want to miss this event in 2016. [click to continue…]

2016 Kelley Continuing EdClasses starting January 11 & 12,  2016

Classes are sponsored by the Kelley Continuing Education Program, Drake University in cooperation with the American Institute for CPCU and Insurance Institute of America.

  • AINS 21
  • AIC 30
  • CPCU 500
  • CPCU 520

For more information and to register for a class click here.

December 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

December 1, 2015

Link to the ChapterGram December 2015 ChapterGram Register for the December Meeting Register Here Time flies when you’re having fun! As my Presidential term winds down, we’ve been busy at The Iowa Chapter. On October 28th we hosted a successful … Continue reading

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2015 I-Day Slides Available for Download

November 30, 2015

Click the links below to download PDF files of the slides. Corey Dunbar – Digital Dynamite Charlie Kingdollar – Emerging Issues

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November 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

November 2, 2015

Link to the November ChapterGram I-Day Registration Page Fall has officially arrived, finding the Iowa CPCU Chapter in full swing!Our October meeting was held at the newly remodeled Des Moines Botanical Center on October 15th. Dr. S. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University … Continue reading

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October 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 1, 2015

Link to the ChapterGram & Meeting Registration October 2015 ChapterGram October Chapter Meeting Registration Page October 2015 President’s Message I would like to thank Sarah Middendorf, Ryan Swalve, and Christina Reidel for our successful charity golf outing this summer. As … Continue reading

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September 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

September 2, 2015

Link to the ChapterGram September 2015 ChapterGram September 2015 President’s Message As the Iowa State Fair wraps up, the kids return to school, and summer quickly fades into Fall and football season, it’s time to get back into the second … Continue reading

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IIAI 109th Annual Convention, Trade Show and Expo

August 18, 2015

September 15 & 16, 2015 Prairie Meadows Convention Center, Altoona, IA   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 … Continue reading

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