Vaughan Among Most Influential

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on July 28, 2016

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.

2016 Induction Ceremony Photographs

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on June 1, 2016

lr-0137-IIHOF2016-1137Professional photos from the 2016 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are now available from Todd Hugen Photography.

Use the password IIHOF (case sensitive).

Click here to view the pictures.

2016 Drake University – Scholarship Recipient: Logan Dinkla

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on May 19, 2016

Logan Dinkla 2016Logan 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.

2016 University of Iowa – Scholarship Recipient: Zach Dermont

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on May 19, 2016

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.

Congratulations 2016 Inductees!

March 24, 2016
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Save the Date!

March 12, 2016

The 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 […]

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G. David Hurd 1929 -2016

February 8, 2016

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 […]

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Now Accepting Nominations for 2016

January 8, 2016

To 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, […]

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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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