AUSTIN, TX - March 23, 2016 – During its annual business meeting at the James K. Ruble MEGA Seminar in Denver, Colorado, The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research announced the election of new members and officers for the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Board of Governors; the Certified Insurance Service Representatives (CISR) Board of Governors; and The National Alliance Research Academy Board of Directors. Members serve during a 6-year term and officers serve one year in their executive board positions. These industry leaders are now beginning their terms:
New Officers and Members of the CIC Board of Governors
Chairman: Craig Sparks, CIC, Union Standard Insurance Group, Irving, TX
Vice Chairman: Steven C. Pearson, CIC, CRM, ISU Insurance Agency Network, San Francisco, CA
Member-at-Large: Jeannie Y. Hylant, CIC, Hylant Group, Inc., Toledo, OH
Member-at-Large: Todd Jackson, CIC, CWCA, Jackson-McCormick Insurance, Lebanon, IN
Immediate Past-Chairman: Kathleen Hicks, CIC, HR&R, LLC, San Angelo, TX
New Members: Ray Bouchard, CIC, Chairman of the Board for Bouchard Insurance, Clearwater, FL;
James F. Glasser, CIC, CRM, CPCU, The Central Companes’ Mortheast Regional Offices, Waltham, MA;
Ramon Lloveras, CIC, CRM, Popular Insurance, San Juan, PR; Gregory J. Massey, CIC, CRM, CPCU, ARM, CLCS, PMP, Zurich North America, New York, NY; Luis Felipe Barros y Villa, M.A., CRM, SAF, and Grupo Salinas, Mexico City, MX
New Officers and Members of the CISR Board of Governors
Chairman: Kathleen A. Fraley, CIC, CPIW, Travelers Insurance, Medical Lake, WA
Vice Chairman: Melvin A Russell, CIC, Heritage Insurance Company, Clearwater, FL
Secretary: Linda H. Luka, CISR, CPCU, AAI, AINS, AIS, CIIP, DAE, CLP, West Bend Mutual Insurance, West Bend, WI
Treasurer: Sharian L. Brown-Taylor, CIC, CISR, AIS, ACSR, AU, ASLI, AINS, DTM, Higginbotham - William Gammon Insurance, Austin, TX
Immediate Past-Chairman: Cristina Pedraza-Martinez, J.D., CPA, CIC, CFE, Popular Insurance, San Juan, PR
New Members: Jack Elliott, CIC, CISR; CRC Insurance Services, Birmingham, AL; Carlos Olivencia Gayá, CIC, CRM, Hub International – CLC, San Juan, PR; Mary Russell, CIC, CISR, Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Fort Worth, TX; Kim Swan, CIC, CISR, Brown & Brown, Inc., Phoenix, AZ; and Marilyn D. Williams, CIC, BB&T Insurance Services – Iler Wall & Shonter, St. Petersburg, FL
New Officers and Members of The Research Academy Board of Directors
Chairman: Kenneth L. Fields, MSM, CIC, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, State Auto Insurance Company, Columbus, OH
Immediate Past-Chairman: Patrick F. Maroney, J.D., Tallahassee, FL
New Members: Brenda Goodwin, CPCU, CPIW, Willis Towers Watson – North America; Nashville, TN; Dr. Victor Puleo, Ph.D., CIC, CFP, Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance in the College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR; and Kevin Ray, CIC, AU, AINS, AIS, API, Erie Insurance Group, Erie, PA.
“Each of our new board members and officers are top industry professionals and leaders with extensive knowledge of our programs and designations. Their contributions to the growth of The National Alliance, and practical understanding and experience of the insurance and risk management industry, provide the highest value for our guidance and the enrichment of the programs for our participants and designees,” said William T. Hold, Ph.D., CIC, CPCU, CLU, president of The National Alliance.
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is a premier provider of insurance and risk management education. For additional information, visit The National Alliance website: www.TheNationalAlliance.com, or call 800-633-2165.