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November 2016 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on November 2, 2016

Link to the ChapterGram

Link to I-Day Registration 

November starts the busiest time of the year for all of us. The week of I-Day will be quite the week as we elect our next President. Additionally, I will visit companies across Iowa the day before I-Day to congratulate the new designees on November 9th.

Veterans Day and Thanksgiving also make this month special. Thank you to our Veterans who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. Did you know that in 2019 this tradition of honoring our Veterans will be 100 years old?

We will continue our celebration for new designees at the I-Day conferment, on November 10, 2016 at Prairie Meadows starting at 8:00 AM. We still have space available for our meeting so sign up soon. Our topic will be Personal Lines and why it is important to you, the industry and what the future holds. We will also present the Burkhalter Award and the Circle of Excellence Award at this event.  [click to continue…]

Congratulations New Designees!

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on 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
  • Jeremy Butanis, FBL Financial Group
  • Brenda Carr, Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Terrence Clarkson, Nationwide
  • Amber Cole, Continental Western Group
  • Tom Craig, FBL Financial Group
  • Grant Fiihr, GuideOne Insurance
  • Michael Hickman, Nationwide
  • Michelle Ingle, FBL Financial Group
  • Oren Kennedy, Nationwide
  • Alex Koster, Nationwide
  • Nicholas Kraft, Marsh, Inc
  • Alyssa Lentz, The IMT Group
  • Eric Marovets, EMC Insurance Companies
  • Daniel Murphy, FBL Financial Group
  • Amy Nederhoff, EMC Insurance Companies
  • Stacy Parker, Marsh Inc
  • Freda Pearce, FBL Financial Group
  • Jeff Sanders, State Farm Insurance
  • Catherine Sebolt, Liberty Mutual
  • Sheila Smith, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance
  • Michael Spielmann, FBL Financial Group
  • Wesley St Clair, The IMT Group
  • Caitlin Stewart, EMC Insurance Companies
  • Adam Trowitch, The IMT Group
  • Joseph Uhlemann, Mercer H & B Admin
  • Teri Vavricek, Nationwide
  • Joe Woodward


New Designee Reception & Golf Event

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on July 8, 2014

CongratualtionsNDsmallA 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 achievement, we have an exciting day planned.

Golf Event: When: July 17, 2014 begins at 1:00 PM  Where: Tournament Club of Iowa 1000 Tradition Dr, Polk City, IA 50226

 New Designee Reception: ( The reception is free for new designees and their guest!)  When: July 17, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Where: Jethro's BBQ - Ankeny Lakehouse  1425 SW Vintage Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023

For more information or to register visit: http://cpcu-iowa.org/event/2014-charity-golf-outing/

2012 New Designee Reception

August 23, 2012

The 2012 New Designee Reception was held August 21 at Bos Fine Dining at Renaissance Savery Hotel.  More than 20 of our new designees, spouses, and board members attended the reception.  Click here to view photos from the event.  Many … Continue reading

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CPCU I-Day Photographs

November 28, 2011

Professional photographs from I-Day 2011 held at the Des Moines Marriott on November 17, 2011 are now available from Todd Hugen Photography. There are 152 photographs available and there are several options for ordering prints. You will need a password.  The password is … Continue reading

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CPCU Society President Visits Iowa Chapter Employers

November 16, 2011

On November 16, CPCU Society President Steve McElhiney visited Farmers Mutual Hail, IMT Insurance, Continental Western Group, Grinnell Mutual, EMC Insurance, Marsh US Consumer, and Bearence Management as part of his trip for I-Day. Wade Scheeler provided several photos from … Continue reading

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CPCU New Designee Reception 2009

July 18, 2009

Congratulations on achieving your Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters designation!   Please join the Iowa Chapter of the CPCU in recognition of…. YOU!  Come and celebrate your achievements. Meet the other 2009 New Designees. Get to know the Iowa CPCU Chapter … Continue reading

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CPCU Iowa Chapter Congratulates Our 2007 Designees

July 17, 2007

Congratulations to our new designees on achieving your Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters designation! Please join the Iowa Chapter of the CPCU in recognition of YOUR Achievement! Meet the other 2007 New Designees. Get to know the Iowa CPCU Chapter Board Members. Plan … Continue reading

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2005 New Designee Reception

September 17, 2005

New Designee Reception Monday, October 17, 2005  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Location: Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon 1801 22nd Street, West Des Moines.  All chapter members are welcome to attend and congratulate our new CPCUs. Contact Wade Sheeler or Kevin Seward for more … Continue reading

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