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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…]

April 2017 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on March 30, 2017

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Spring is officially here! The flowers and trees are blooming, and for many of us, it’s that time of year where we go on a cleaning spree. Opening the windows, pulling everything out, removing clutter, doing a few home improvements, and getting that ‘new house’ feel again.

Have you ever thought about what other things may need to be refreshed, decluttered, or maybe added on to? I am thinking about your insurance portfolio. How many years has it been since you last had a discussion about your coverages while comparing them to your current needs? I think back to last year’s I-Day when then Chapter President Dalith Wells talked about the importance of personal umbrella liability coverage and the large benefits it provides compared to the relatively small cost. I echo those words and take it a step further by asking you to review your entire portfolio. Even though we work in the Insurance Industry, like most people, we don’t have or take, the time to think about our individual needs and risks. I know I have had a homeowner policy for almost 10 years that has been on auto increase for inflation and have never asked if my coverage is enough or too much, so these comments are just as much to myself. [click to continue…]

September 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on September 2, 2015

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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 half of our 2015 CPCU programming. We will have some intriguing topics over the next few months that you won’t want to miss.

Congratulations to the CPCUs who were inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame on May 19th: Bruce Kelley, Jennie LeGates, and Richard Friedman. All of these individuals have made a significant impact on our industry here in Iowa.

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Three CPCUs Inducted into Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame

June 2, 2015

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 … Continue reading

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April 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

April 1, 2015

Link to the ChapterGram April 2015 ChapterGram April 2015 President’s Message We’ve experienced a few really nice days of weather lately, so I’m hoping Spring is upon us! With the arrival of Spring, it’s time for our chapter to be … Continue reading

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2015 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Ceremony

March 18, 2015

Mark your calendars for May 19 at Drake University to attend the 2015 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Ceremony.  Of this year’s five inductees, three are CPCUs: Bruce Kelley Jennie LeGates Richard Friedman Hope you can join us as the … Continue reading

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Iowa CPCU Members Attend IIHOF Ceremony

May 30, 2014

The Iowa CPCU Society Chapter was well represented at the 2014 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Ceremony on May 20, 2014.  More than 10 current board members were in attendance to recognize the five new inductees. A photo of the Iowa … Continue reading

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May 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

May 2, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram May 2014 ChapterGram May 2014 President’s Message “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau In April, our chapter went off the beaten path for the … Continue reading

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April 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

April 1, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram April 2014 ChapterGram April 2014 President’s Message Hooray, spring is finally upon us! It was a long winter and we can now look forward to enjoying the months ahead. Personally, I am looking forward to getting … Continue reading

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