By Mary Ann St Marie, CPIW As a famous poem starts, “How do I love thee, let me count the ways”. Well, that is how I feel about IAIP, especially as a retiree. All the years I was working in insurance and am IAIP member, I took IAIP courses, applied for designations, attended conferences and
By Marcella R. Beasley, MA, CIC, ACSR, AIS, AINS, CRIS Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day in June of 2008. A slight wind is blowing…The sun is shining….and the stock market is about to crash. KABOOM! But hey, at least I had a plan, right? Right. Unlike many of my peers, I had plans to
by Vikki Angelo, AIC, ITP, CPIW, CLP, CCA, CLC Region IV Vice President RVPs are being asked to write a blog article rather than an introduction article for the Connections newsletter. I hate to admit it, but I have never written a blog. Since this is my first attempt, I wanted to be sure I
By Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, ASLI, AAI, CPIW, DAE, CLP Now that the Learning Management System (LMS) or On Demand catalog has been available for a few months, we have heard one question time and time again. People are asking “Where did the self-study guide go?”. This article will solve that mystery. Our IAIP courses
Aloha IAIP members, Thank you all for reaching out with your love and concern for our island home. Maui is a very special place for many of us, and our VP/President-Elect Tracy Adams calls Maui home. Tracy is asking for financial donations to help fund the future for families and businesses affected by the loss.
By Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, ASLI, AAI, CPIW, DAE, CLP 2023-2024 International Secretary International Association of Insurance Professionals As an insurance agent, I use the risk management process on a regular basis when working with clients. Without realizing it, however, I have started utilizing those same steps in my personal life as well. The steps
Outgoing President’s Message What a voyage it has been! Thank you for an amazing four years and the honor of serving as President of IAIP! I am very proud of our accomplishments, and I encourage you to keep the ship moving in the right direction. Spread the word about IAIP and all the benefits and
The 2023 IAIP Convention began with a loud cheer and almost 200 members (including 35 First Timers) played ‘Simon Says’ with Jan Spence, our inspiring keynote speaker who taught us that to be a true leader we must be a cheer-leader. The Ignite panelists shared with us an engaging state of the industry discussion. And
By Geraldine Plott, CPCU, FCLA, SCLA, AIC, ARM, AIS, AINS, CIIP, DAE, CLP-A What does the NAIW Legacy Foundation mean to you? Have you been a part of the foundation? Have you gained any assistance from the foundation? Have you donated? Do you know what the foundation does? Do you know how the foundation functions?
By Katharine M. Nohr, J.D. The Fourth of July is one of the most eagerly anticipated holidays of the year in the United States. It’s a day to celebrate American independence, enjoy summer activities, spend time with loved ones, and of course, watch the night sky light up with dazzling firework displays. However, like any