Burkhalter Award

October 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on October 3, 2016

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Aloha kakou! This phrase means “greetings to all” in Hawaiian and was just one of the many interesting things I learned during our annual convention. The new designees descended on Honolulu, HI in September for the annual conferment. The record breaking final number of new designees was 7,523, with 12,000 people in attendance at the conferment ceremony. The featured speaker at the conferment, John Quinones reaffirmed our core beliefs in doing the right thing no matter who is looking. More than 50 new designees met with us Sunday afternoon for a reception as well.

We will continue our celebration for new designees in Iowa at the I-Day conferment on November 10, 2016 at Prairie Meadows. Our topic for I-Day will focus on Personal Lines, why it is important to both you and the industry, and what the future holds.

We will be installing smoke detectors with the Des Moines Fire Department for a Good Works project, October 8, 2016. Smoke detectors were purchased with our Good Works funds from the golf charity event in July. If you are still interested in helping, please contact me.  [click to continue…]

September 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on August 23, 2016

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Records were meant to be broken and the Iowa CPCU Chapter broke a record this year for the number of new designees. No doubt, breaking the record was due to the annual meeting and commencement ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our chapter will be celebrating with 181 new designees in Hawaii from September 16 - 20. We are looking forward to keynote speaker, John Quinones, co-anchor of ABC Primetime, as well as hearing from Dewitt Jones, a professional photographer, film director and writer. In addition to the great speakers there will be classes on underwriting, claims, future of our industry, and career building to fill our days in Hawaii.

Back home in Iowa, we honor our new designees with a reception in Des Moines and at I-Day in November. Our reception was very well attended at Wellman’s on August 8 and we gave away a $50.00 gift card to Marcus Treimer based on participation in a networking activity during the reception. We had a good time meeting each other and we will hope to see everyone at the reception in Hawaii on Sunday, September 18 at the Hawaii  Convention Center from 3 - 4:30. An email was sent inviting new designees to the reception in Hawaii in mid-August. Please let us know whether you will be in attendance. [click to continue…]

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…]

Sheeler Recieves Burkhalter Award

December 3, 2013

Wade Sheeler, MBA, CPCU, CIC, CRM, is the 2013 recipient of the Burkhalter award.  The Burkhalter Award is s presented at I-Day to a person who has made significant contributions to the community and the Iowa insurance industry. The Burkhalter … Continue reading

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Dean Brooks Receives the 2012 Burkhalter Award

November 15, 2012

The Burkhalter Award is presented at I-Day to a person who has made significant contributions to the community and the Iowa insurance industry. The Burkhalter Award is designed to recognize individuals who have influenced the Iowa property and casualty insurance industry … Continue reading

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Ted Lussem Receives the 2011 Burkhalter Award

November 18, 2011

The Burkhalter Award is presented at I-Day to a person who has made significant contributions to the community and the Iowa insurance industry.  The Burkhalter Award  is designed to recognize individuals who have influenced the Iowa property and casualty insurance industry and their community … Continue reading

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Insurance Dream Team

January 11, 2010

Insurance Broadcasting in conjunction with the Insurance Media Association has announced the 7th annual list of the “100 Most Powerful People In The Insurance Industry, North America” also referred to as “The Insurance Dream Team.”  Dr. Therese “Terri” M. Vaughan, … Continue reading

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CPCU Iowa Chapter – The First Burkhalter Award 2008

February 28, 2008

The Iowa Chapter is pleased to announce that Bruce G. Kelley is the first recipient of the Burkhalter Award. The Burkhalter Award is presented at I-Day to a person who has made significant contributions to the community and the Iowa insurance industry.

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CPCU Iowa Chapter Annouces the Burkhalter Award

August 1, 2007

The first Burkhalter Award will be presented this fall to an individual for outstanding achievement and contribution to the insurance industry in Iowa. The award is named after Major General Louis D. Burkhalter, Jr. who was the first individual in Iowa to attain … Continue reading

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