By Keri Herlong, CPCU, CIC, CRM, CISR, ACSR, AIM, CIIP, CLP, DAE, CRIS If you’ve heard those words spoken from an IAIP podium and your name is the one that follows, you know how gratifying they can be. I have won several awards from IAIP, as well as submitted applications for association awards. The feeling

By Kathleen E. Schor, CPIW, FLMI While there are some that are born into the insurance industry because of other family members, I think most of you found yourselves taking a position in insurance basically because you needed a J O B.   For me it happened when one of my neighbors got a job

By Martin Beardeaux, CPCU, AIDA, ARM-E, AINS It’s not rocket science. We all grew up with the Golden Rule – treating others as one wants to be treated. This commonsense approach to treating others with respect and dignity has deep historical roots, in both religious and secular contexts. We’d like to think that we treat everyone

Brenda McDermott, CPCU, SCLA, ARM, AIDA, AIC, CIIP The accomplishments of so many talented athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics have unfortunately been overshadowed by the alleged actions of one young skater who has been accused of cheating by testing positive for a banned substance. Adding to this allegation is the long history of her

The Special Interest Communities had a great year and have big plans for 2022. There will be more virtual meetings, more opportunities to network, and more options to hear subject matter experts. Remember – all IAIP members are welcome to join one or all the SICs, this benefit is included in your membership dues. This article is

by Ben Baker It is staggering how many times I have asked CEOs, founders, leaders, and employees at all levels, “what makes YOU valuable, to whom and why?” and either get a stammering nonsensical type answer or a blank stare. As organizations, and those who work within them, having everyone answer these questions quickly and succinctly is