The National Alliance Welcomes New Board Officers and Members

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Welcome: New National Alliance Board Members and Officers

February 2017—The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research elected new members and officers for the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Board of Governors; the Society of Certified Insurance Service Representatives (CISR) Board of Governors; and The National Alliance Research Academy Board of Directors. Members serve six-year terms, and Officers serve one-year terms in their executive board positions.

William T. Hold, Ph.D., CIC, CPCU, CLU, and President of The National Alliance, said, “Each of these new board members and officers are top industry professionals and leaders with extensive knowledge of our programs and designations. Their contributions to the growth of The National Alliance and their practical understanding and experience of the insurance and risk management industry is invaluable.”

These industry leaders were elected and have started their terms of service:


New CIC Board of Governors

Chairman:Steven C. Pearson, CIC, CRM, of ISU International in San Francisco, CA

Vice Chairman:Jeannie Y. Hylant, CIC, of Hylant Group, Inc., in Toledo, OH

Member-at-Large:Jill Lowder, CIC, CRM, RJF, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC, in Minneapolis, MN

Member-at-Large:Edward J. McGrath, CIC, CRM, CPCU, of Wilcox & McGrath in Oklahoma City, OK

Immediate Past-Chairman:Craig Sparks, CIC, of Irving, TX


New Members:

Ana Brusco, CIC, CPRM, of AIG, New York, NY

Griff Griffith, CPA, CIC, CRM, of GMGS Risk Management in San Clemente, CA

Aimee E. Kilpatrick, CIC, of BancorpSouth Insurance Services in Baton Rouge, LA

Philip T. Kramer, CIC, CPCU, of The Cincinnati Insurance Company in Cincinnati, OH

Rhonda “Sharon”Posman, CIC, CPRM, AFIS, of Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance in Memphis, TN


New CISR Board of Governors

Chairman:Melvin A Russell, CIC, of Russell Insurance Consulting, LLC, in St. Petersburg, FL

Vice Chairman:Linda H. Luka, CISR, CPCU, AAI, AINS, AIS, CIIP, DAE, CLP, of West Bend Mutual Insurance in West Bend, WI

Secretary:Nicole Lyn Keck, CIC, CISR, of AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance, Inc., in Iowa City, IA

Treasurer:Pamela S. Adams, CIC, CRM, CPCU, of ISU Insurance Services of Colorado, Inc., in Denver, CO

Immediate Past-Chairman:Kathleen A. Fraley, CIC, CPIW, in Medical Lake, WA


New Members:

Suzanne M. Baillargeon, CIC, CISR, AIC, of Main Street America Group in Keene, NH

Amber M. Bosma, CIC, CISR, of Prins Insurance in Sanborn, IA

Ronie Foronda, CIC, CISR, of Finance Insurance, Ltd., in Honolulu, HI

Brenda L. Grow, CIC, ARM, of ReSource Pro in Mission Viejo, CA

Donna W. Wilson, CIC, of Bowen, Miclette & Britt Insurance Agency, LLC, in Houston, TX


New National Alliance Research Academy Board of Directors

Chairman: Kenneth L. Fields, CIC, MSM, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, of State Auto Insurance Company in Columbus, OH


New Members:

Cristina Pedraza-Martinez, J.D., CPA, CIC, of Popular Insurance in Guaynabo, PR

Eduard J. Pulkstenis, CIC, FCAS, CPCU, of Hamilton Insurance Group in Princeton, NJ

Beverly Tyrrell, of Patra Corp in Novato, CA

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