Chapter Volunteer Profile
By Patrick Raleigh, Merrill Corporation, IASA Land O' Lakes Chapter Past President
Featured Volunteer: George Creed, President, Southern California Chapter, IASA
eInterpreter: What was the first IASA Chapter event you attended and what inspired you to go?
Creed: The first event I ever went to was a Los Angeles Chapter Regional at Rancho Bernardo near San Diego probably around 1992 as a vendor for Merrill Corporation when we first started to approach the insurance industry regarding printing Annual Statements.
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eInterpreter: What is the biggest benefit of having access to insurance education locally to you and your company?
Creed: After a while of attending regionals and attending classes, it gave me a better insight into the corporate workings of insurance companies. The people who attended were also very nice and open to new-comers, even though we were associate members and not accountants.
eInterpreter: If money was no object...what would you love to do for a living?
Creed: My dream has always been to be a stand-up comic--no seriously, if money were no object, it wouldn't matter how good or fantastic I was, because I love to make people laugh.
In fact, how does an accountant stay out of debt?
-He learns to act his wage!
But seriously, why do economics exist?
-So accountants have someone to laugh at!
What's the definition of an "accountant"?
-Someone who solves a problem didn't know you had in a way you don't understand!
I'll be headlining next year's IASA Conference...