By Katharine M. Nohr, J.D. One of the biggest challenges that any professional organization faces is member retention. While IAIP offers many benefits to members, some choose not to renew due to economic hardship, job change, lack of employer support, burn out, or disenchantment. Consider how much easier it is to bring back former members
Linda Grayless, AIS, API, ACS, AINS, CSM, CPIW, DAE IAIP Week is the week beginning the third Sunday in May each year—May 21 this year. Traditionally banquets, special luncheons and other activities are held by local associations to celebrate the accomplishments of the association and professionals in the industry. Is your local association hosting an
by Linda A McCann, CPCU, AAI, CPIW Many of you don’t realize just how “powerful” your email can be! If you send an email to: The chance of your email being opened is about 99%. They know you; they know the agency or company you represent… you are their customer and therefore important to them!
By Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, AAI, ASLI, CPIW, DAE, CLP As a member of the Board of Directors, I was thrilled that the Learning Management System (LMS) was released. I knew how much work had been put into it and I was confident that it would be a great learning platform for many individuals. As an
By Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, ASLI, AAI, CPIW, DAE, CLP Due to the generous support of the Legacy foundation and the hard work of our education director, Region I recently received two grants to offer some virtual classes. To support our region, I volunteered to lead a few of the sessions. I didn’t expect to get
The Today’s Insurance Professionals blog is driven by member-written content. Our goal is to have a new blog post every week. You’ve seen, and hopefully read, articles submitted by ‘The Top Three’ – Sue Quimby, Geraldine Plot and Jonel Thames Leake. But any member can submit a blog post. I hear you saying, “But I’m
A First Timer’s Perspective If you’ve never been to an IAIP International Convention, why not be a first timer at the 2023 IAIP International Convention in Providence, Rhode Island? We had a large group of first timers in Louisville in 2022. Here are what a couple of the first timers from 2022 had to say
by: Jonel Thames Leake, CPCU, ASLI, AAI, CPIW, DAE, CLP Not only does Providence RI have a lot to offer our convention attendees but it is a convenient location for additional adventures if you decide to extend your visit to the Northeast. 1) Did you know that Boston is only about a one-hour drive away?
SUE C. QUIMBY, CPCU, AU, CIC, CPIW, DAE Sue Quimby has been in the insurance industry since May 1977. She started while still in college – basically because she had worked in a plastics factory for two summers and didn’t want to do it again. An acquaintance who owned an insurance agency said, “Come see