Therese M. Vaughan, dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration, recently was listed among the most influential people in the insurance industry. The July 2016 issue of Best’s Review, a monthly insurance industry magazine, profiled Vaughan among 24 key influencers “who saw new ways of doing things and took risks to go in new directions.” Vaughan, who was Iowa’s longest-serving insurance commissioner, was named in recognition of her work as CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners from 2009 to 2012. In that role, she “helped steer the organization through the recovery years after the Great Recession, helping identify, develop, prioritize, and achieve regulatory modernization and other key initiatives.” Vaughan was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in 2003. Click here for her 2003 IIHOF profile.
Logan Dinkla is from Massena, Iowa, and is a junior at Drake University. He will graduate in December 2017 with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Investment Valuation. Since coming to Drake, Logan has been involved in Investment Club, as well as volunteering for the Drake Relays and Habitat for Humanity.
From May 2016 to December 2016, Logan will be doing an internship within the fixed income department at Principal Financial Group.
Zach Dermont is a fourth year senior at the University of Iowa, majoring in Finance and the Vaughan Institute for Risk Management and Insurance. He will graduate in May 2017. During his college career, Zach was also a college financial representative for Northwestern Mutual life in Coralville, IA and is a licensed agent in IA, IL, and MI, for life, health, and long-term health products lines.
In addition to his interest in insurance, Zach has participated in the International Buddies, attended workshops as a Global Engagement Leader, earning a certification as a Citizen Diplomat, and is a member of the Biz Hawks LLC Advisory Board providing resources to help fellow students in pre-business classes.