Chapter Volunteer Profile
By Patrick Raleigh, Merrill Corporation, IASA Land O' Lakes Chapter Past President
Featured Volunteer: Glenn Schulke, Consulting Manager, MSS Consulting Firm, IASA Desert States Chapter President
eInterpreter: What was the first IASA Chapter event you attended and what inspired you to go?
Schulke: The first chapter event I attended was a chapter revitalization mixer/happy hour meeting that I actually helped plan and organize with the then current president, Greg Voorhies. Greg’s company was a client of mine at the time, and wanted to get more involved with the insurance industry. I worked with Greg to put the mixer/happy hour together to revitalize the chapter as it had been dormant for at least a couple of years. Add to that I have been getting an education in the insurance industry thanks to my personal insurance agent, friend and snow skiing co-conspirator for over 20 years on our frequent drives to the Arizona mountains during ski season.
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eInterpreter: What is the biggest benefit of having access to insurance education locally to you and your company?
Schulke: I am not an accountant in the insurance industry, but am on the systems side providing numerous products and services over the course of my professional career to the insurance industry. In being part of the association, it enables me to learn more about the industry and how we can assist them with technology. With the sheer volume of information that is now available to insurers, we help them make sense out of and streamline paper processes, as well as providing assistance for insurers acquire and implement tools to manage multiple large (big) data stores for business analytics, forecasting and decision support to name a few.
eInterpreter: If money was no object...what would you love to do for a living?
Schulke: Flying well-heeled charter passengers to ski or exotic destinations in my Gulfstream 650 and keeping tabs on my ski/bicycle shops in Park City, UT before I hit the slopes, trails or roads. Think big or go home.