William (Bill) Joseph Ambrisco died Friday, September 8, 2017, at University Hospitals and Clinics, Palliative Care Unit. Ambrisco made his business career in insurance in Iowa City, beginning with the S.T. Morrison Co. He was active in the insurance industry on the local, state and national level, serving as President of AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance in […]
Professional photos from the 2017 Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are now available from Todd Hugen Photography. Click here to see the photos.
Summer is from Des Moines, Iowa and is a junior at Drake University. She will graduate in May of 2018 with a degree in Finance and concentrations in Insurance and Actuarial Science. Throughout her time at Drake, Summer has been actively involved in the Women in Business Organization where she served as the Community Outreach […]
Olivia Piekenbrock is from Dubuque, Iowa, and is a senior at The University of Iowa. She will graduate in December 2017 with a degree in Marketing and Risk Management. Since coming to Drake, Olivia has been involved in Gamma Iota Sigma (a risk, insurance and actuarial business fraternity), Women in Business, The University of Iowa […]
American Equity Investment Life Holding Co.’s founder and chairman, David Noble, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 16, 2017, the company announced today. He was 85. Noble founded the American Equity group of companies in 1995 and served as chairman, chief executive officer, president and treasurer until 2009 when he became executive chairman […]
The insurance leaders who will be inducted into Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame are: Albert Falkenhainer, founder of Pharmacists Mutual (posthumously). John Forsyth, chairman and CEO of Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. J. Barry Griswell, retired chairman, president and CEO of Principal Financial Group Inc. Jamie Krist, founder of the Krist Insurance Group of […]
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 is March 1, 2017. Additional information about the […]
Dr. 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 […]