Congratulations 2016 Inductees!

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on March 24, 2016

2016 inductees

Save the Date!

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on March 12, 2016

iihof logoThe selection meeting for choosing the 2016 inductees to the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Principal Financial, 6701 Westown Suite 202, West Des Moines, Iowa. At this meeting the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Board of Directors and two guests from outside of the insurance industry will vote for five new inductees from the pool of nominations received on or before March 1, 2016. Remember to save the date for the induction ceremony. It is scheduled for the evening of May 19, 2016 and will be held at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona, Iowa. More details about this event will be posted soon.

G. David Hurd 1929 -2016

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on February 8, 2016

G David Hurd

Former Principal Financial Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer G. David Hurd, 86, died February 6, 2016. G. David Hurd was CEO of Principal from 1989 to 1994.

Hurd, born in Chicago on Dec. 14, 1929, graduated from Michigan State University in 1951. He came to Des Moines in 1954 to work for Banker’s Life Co., now Principal Financial Group Inc., and stayed with the company for 40 years before retiring in 1994, although he continued to serve as director of Principal Mutual Life Insurance Co.

He was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in 2000. Click here to read his profile page from the 2000 induction ceremony.

Now Accepting Nominations for 2016

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on January 8, 2016

iihof logoTo be eligible for consideration, nominees must have an Iowa connection, serve as a role model for young people as well as others in the insurance business, exhibit the highest standards of ethical conduct, and have significantly impacted the insurance industry.  The deadline for new nominations, and updates to to previous nominations, is March 1, 2016. Additional information about the nomination process can be found by clicking here.

Richard P. (Dick) Friedman 1939 – 2015

November 12, 2015

Richard P. (Dick) Friedman, past President of the Iowa Big “I,” died on November 8, 2015. He was with Friedman Insurance, Dubuque and was president of the Independent Insurance Agents in 1998-1999. Dick was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame earlier this year.   Click here to read his Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame profile page.  Click […]

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George W. Kochheiser 1925 – 2015

June 21, 2015

George W. Kochheiser passed away on Wednesday June 17, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Kathleen. He is survived by son, Kent and daughter-in-law Beth, also of Cincinnati, and sister Jeanne Faust of Newton, IA. He was born on October 11, 1925 in Lorimor, Iowa to George and […]

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2015 Induction Ceremony Photographs

May 26, 2015

Professional pictures from the 2015 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at Drake University on May 19, 2015, are now available from Todd Hugen Photography. Use the password IIHOF (case sensitive).  Click here to view the pictures.

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2015 University of Iowa – Scholarship Recipient: Benjamin Thompson

May 15, 2015

Ben is from Clive, Iowa, and is a junior at the University of Iowa. He will graduate in May 2016 with a degree in Finance and Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance. Ben is actively involved in several student organizations including Delta Tau Delta, Business Student Ambassadors Organization, Gamma Iota Sigma, The Vaughan Institute Mentoring […]

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2015 Drake University – Scholarship Recipient: Evelyn Mutagaywa

May 15, 2015

Evelyn will be a junior in the fall of 2015 at Drake University. She is majoring in Actuarial Science and Accounting. Since coming to Drake, Evelyn has been involved with Gamma Iota Sigma (a risk, insurance and actuarial business fraternity), Drake Actuarial Students Society, International Students Association, African Students Association, One Campaign and Face Aids […]

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Congratulations 2015 Inductees!

April 18, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame is pleased to introduce the inductees for 2015!

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