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February 2018 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on February 1, 2018

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I hope everyone had a great January! Our year kicked-off with a presentation on the use of technology for loss control by Paul Samson. Paul discussed the advances in technology aiding the insurance industry in loss prevention, including cameras in vehicles to monitor driving, thermal imaging to detect the source of water leaks, and wearable technology to prevent workers’ compensation injuries before they happen.  If you will be at the Annual Meeting in San Diego, Paul will present a longer version of this presentation – make sure you check it out! You can also read an article from Paul in the Fall 2017 CPCU Society Insights Journal on this topic.

Our February meeting is February 15th at the Des Moines Botanical Center. The speaker is Rex Butler who will speak on a topic that is both personal to him and having a major impact on society today – opioids. According to the CDC, more than half of all drug overdoses in the United States involve opioids and deaths from prescription opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Rex will discuss how this epidemic impacts workers’ compensation insurance. It promises to be an engaging and informative meeting; I hope you will join us. [click to continue…]

January 2018 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on January 3, 2018

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Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, it is a time of looking forward and making goals for the year to come but it is also a time for reflection on the past year and all we have accomplished. In looking back, I want to take a moment to thank Adam Haugerud for his years of service to the Iowa Chapter and The Society. Since earning his CPCU in 2009, Adam has served our chapter as New Designee Chair, Director of Community Involvement, and gone through the chairs (Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and President). He has served The Society as a member of the New Designee Task Force and just completed a three-year term as the chair of the task force. Adam will continue to serve our chapter for the next year as Immediate Past President and moves on to a three-year term as Chapter Governor.

With Adam coming in as Chapter Governor, this means our current Chapter Governor, Kevin Seward’s term is ending. Kevin is another individual who has spent many years serving our chapter and The Society. Kevin is a Past-President of the Iowa Chapter (2007-2008), and serves on both the Diversity Committee for The Society and the Board of Ethical Inquiry for The Institutes. Thank you, Adam and Kevin for all you’ve done for our chapter and The Society. [click to continue…]

December 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on December 1, 2017

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Happy December All! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Now the countdown to the holidays and New Year’s, and, for many of us, trying to use the last few days of vacation before we lose them!

Regardless, before you know it, it will be 2018.  This year has been great for our chapter and I have thoroughly enjoyed my term as President as well as serving various roles on the board over the last 8 years. There are so many people I would like to thank, but need to call out a few. First, Wade Sheeler, who I actually met in Denver while receiving my CPCU designation. He introduced me to National Leadership and then followed up at I-Day to introduce me to the local board and ask if I would serve. Thank you, Wade, for kick starting my CPCU service Journey! Everyone should be inspired to do the same as Wade and help get others involved.

To my fellow Board members, thank you for such a successful year. You keep this chapter strong with your dedication to CPCU and our local insurance industry. This is no easy job and you do it with energy and passion! [click to continue…]

Grinnell Sub-Chapter Celebrates 30 Years

November 5, 2017

The Grinnell Sub-Chapter celebrated its 30-year anniversary with an open house in September.  It was attended by many current members and retirees.  

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Grinnell Sub-Chapter Donates $712 to Sully Fire Department

November 5, 2017

Each year, the Grinnell Sub-Chapter raises money to assist a local fire department. This year the Grinnell Sub-Chapter of the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter donated $712 to the Sully Volunteer Fire Department on October 27, 2017 to assist in purchasing … Continue reading

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November 2017 ChapterGram & President’s Message

October 26, 2017

Link to the ChapterGram Register for I-Day 2017 LAST CALL for tickets to the annual I-Day event on November 2 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport. It is not too late to purchase your tickets and attend this year’s … Continue reading

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October 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 3, 2017

Link to the October ChapterGram Register for October Meeting Register for I-Day (November 2, Airport Holiday Inn) Happy Fall everyone! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather.  This would typically be the newsletter where we provide updates from the … Continue reading

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Iowa CPCU Chapter Represented at Big-I Convention

September 15, 2017

The Iowa CPCU Chapter was represented by Ted Lussem, CPCU – Chapter Industry Visibility Chair (left in photo) and Kevin Seward, CPCU, Chapter Governor at the September 13 Big-I Convention.  Ted and Kevin provided information to attendees interested in pursuing … Continue reading

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September 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

September 1, 2017

Link to the September ChapterGram Register for the September Meeting at Jasper Winery I hope you all had a wonderful summer! It is that time of year where we once again start congratulating our New Designees.  This year we had … Continue reading

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