Awards

Each year, IASA recognizes those individuals or companies who have positively impacted the insurance industry through recognition.

The 2023 Call for Awards is Now Open

Do you know a deserving member company, individual, or solutions provider making a positive impact in the industry? Please consider nominating them for a coveted IASA IMPACT Award. Explore the awards open for nominations this year below.

Anyone can nominate. You must be a member to win. Self-nominations are permitted. All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee. Previous winners are not eligible for a second nomination.  Winners will be  announced at the annual Business Meeting during IASA Xchange™ held in Minneapolis, MN.

Below is a list of prior awards presented and the award winners.  Congrats to all! Read more about last year’s winners here. Please help us recognize those in our industry who are making a difference.

All questions may be directed to Emily LaSalle.

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Current Awards

At IASA, volunteers are the heart of our organization, and we are committed to supporting and acknowledging those volunteers throughout the year.  This award recognizes an IASA volunteer that has gone above and beyond to provide exceptional service to the organization.  Whether they have contributed an exciting new idea, spent countless hours supporting an IASA committee, implemented a successful project for a committee, or contributed in some other impactful way, this volunteer aligns with the mission and strategies of the organization and works to bring positive change to our membership.  Nominations may be submitted by any member of the IASA community.  Voting for this award will be reserved for active volunteers.  Nominations may be submitted by members and nonmembers.  Self-nominations are also accepted.

To submit a nomination for Volunteer of the Year, please click here.

The Carrier of the Year Award is given to a Carrier company that demonstrates professional excellence in all business interactions, executes solutions to business-related challenges, and values and respects carrier/solution provider relationships.  This company has both promoted the insurance industry over the past year and has successfully adapted to industry and environment changes.  Nominations may be submitted by members and nonmembers.  Self-nominations are also accepted.  Nominees must be members of IASA.

To submit a nomination for the Carrier of the Year, please click here.

The Solution Provider of the Year Award is given to a Solution Provider company that demonstrates professional excellence in all business interactions, partners with clients to create solutions to business-related challenges, and promotes carrier/solution provider relationships.  This provider has both promoted the insurance industry over the past year and has successfully adapted to industry and environment changes.  Nominations may be submitted by members and nonmembers.  Self-nominations are also accepted.  Nominees must be members of IASA.A solution provider may include insurance-related organizations that are not licensed as an insurance company (e.g., independent public accountants, software providers, statistical and rating organizations and actuarial consultants).

To submit a nomination for the Solution Provider of the Year, please click here.

At the IASA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our core values. We are committed to advocating and accelerating the positive professional growth of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the insurance industry.  This corporate award celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of insurance industry companies who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse workforce. This award recognizes those entities/companies who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting full and equal participation in the insurance industry through the encouragement and inclusion of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and/or persons of differing races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religions, nationalities, ages, and abilities.  Nominations may be submitted by members and nonmembers.  Self-nominations are also accepted.  Nominees must be members of IASA.

To submit a nomination for the IASA DE&I Award, please click here.

This award recognizes an individual who has made presentation at the local chapter level, as part of IASA Xchange™, IASA Xchange™ lite, or in eLearning webinars, in support of advancing the education of professionals within the insurance industry. IASA strives to celebrate the educator who has developed original content, and created an engaging experience, with a uniqueness of style and delivery, while relating to audiences in any one or more of these offerings.  Nominees have provided new and useful content to expand professional growth, which benefits one company and/or the industry as a whole. Nominations may be submitted by members and nonmembers.  Self-nominations are also accepted.

To submit a nomination for Volunteer of the Year, please click here.

The Corporate Impact Award recognizes an IASA Member Company that has demonstrated and remains committed to making a positive impact within the last 12 months. This commitment includes work on sustainable efforts that impact the community, environment, and other social issues. Nominee companies should have created and implemented objectives, and executed an innovative and inventive, with evidence-based results. Nominations may be submitted by members and nonmembers. Self-nominations are also accepted.  Nominees must be members of IASA.

To submit a nomination for Volunteer of the Year, please click here.

The highest honor that the IASA Board Chair bestows each year at IASA Xchange™ to an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to IASA or the insurance industry in the previous year.

IASA Chapters provide our member community with exceptional value through their education, networking, and professional development opportunities.  In recognition of our chapter’s efforts to continuously drive value and professionalism, IASA will recognize Chapters that, even in the most challenging times, demonstrated a commitment to provide unwavering professional support to the IASA membership.

Chapter awardees will be selected by the IASA Awards Committee. Selection will be based on key chapter performance criteria that align with IASA Chapter Engagement Strategy.

Recent and Prior Award Winners

1992   

James R. Kerber

1993   

Edward P. Brunner

Robert L. Cawthon

1994  

Jack J. Jackson

1995   

Emil E. Fleck, Jr.

Morton L. Mann

1996   

Howard F. Brenner

Robert D. Miller

1997  

Howard J. Klotz

Paul E. Heacock

1998   

Charles Fuchs

1999   

Tony Paolozzi

2000  

Bill Hallett

2001   

Douglas J. DeRosa

Don M. Stewart

2002   

Gary W. Knoble

Kent Fairchild

Dr. Kailin Tuan

2003     

Michele Maurer-Williford

Alan Close

2004 

Cheryl E. Rogers

Spencer L. Francis

2005  

Mary Barth

Mary Francis

Chuck Nelson

2006   

Douglas W. Yenzer

Elaine Powell

2007   

Arthur Heggen

2008   

Art Cadorine

Dan Latore

2009   

Ed Wiley

Don West

2010   

John Bauer

2011   

Cathy Ellwood

2012   

Dan Latore

Gary Knoble

2014   

John Bauer

Jim Keal

Beech Turner

Laurie Macklosky

Teri Deehan

2015   

Sheila Hudson

Mike Graham

Dan Black

Larry Johnson

David Moore

Tom McCormick

Allan Leonard

Chuck Gunkel

2016 

American Family Insurance (Excellence)

Steve Meziere (Presidents Award)

2017   

Forrest Mills & Dennis Sullivan

2018   

Darby O’Neill

2022

IASA Staff

Winner: Tricia Stillman, education programs director
Winner: Gina Jolly, digital education director
Winner: Kelli Bohannan, member engagement director
Winner: Emily LaSalle, member engagement coordinator
Winner: Holly Dotson, chapter engagement coordinator
Winner: James Jenkins, strategic partnerships director
Winner: Tracey Gould, marketing communications director

2004                       Ernie Pearson – Chair – Tech Program

2005                       Ira Blatt

2006                       Connie Jasper-Woodroof

2007                       Dan Roskopf

2008                       Linda Paolucci – Chair – CSD

2009                       Cecil Patton

2010                       Rod Travers – VP – Seminars

2011                       Chuck Gunkel – VP – Chapters

2012                       Don Goodenow

2013                       Anil Chacko – Chair – Tech Program

2014                       Carlos Correa – VP – Business Show

2015                       Celeska Fredianelli – VP – e-Learning

2016                       Karyn Spaude – VP – Volunteer Development

2017                       Kristine Weber – Director – Leadership Development

2018                       Scott McEntee – VP – Publications

2019                       Claire Burke – VP – Executive Education

2020                       Ryan Hanson – VP – Education

2021                       Darin Reffitt

2022                      Art Salvadori

2022

Winner: Carolinas Chapter
Winner: Central Illinois Chapter
Winner: Show-Me Chapter
Winner: Southwestern Ohio Chapter
Winner: Wisconsin Chapter
Winner: Northeastern Chapter
Winner: Land O’Lakes Chapter
Winner: Midwest Chapter
Winner: Utah Chapter

2022          Kristin Dorm, One America

2022          Clearwater Analytics

2022          MMG Insurance

2004                       Paul Rasimowicz

2005                       Farooq Kahn (Carolina Chapter)

2006                       Christopher Piela(NE Chapter)

2007                       Forrest Mills (Mid-South Chapter)

2008                       Don LaValley (Northeastern Chapter)

2009                       Thad Hinnant (Northeastern Chapter)

2010                       Michael Doody

2011                       Billie Midgett-Gordon

2012                      Karyn Spaude

2013                       Ray Hazel

2014                       John Sweeney

2015                       Meg Dixon

2016                       Cindy Boyle

2017                       Kara Thome

2018                       Rachel Perlmutter

2019                       Patty Warmbrodt

2020                       Recognized all chapter nominees

2021                       Jessica Greisch

1997    American Indemnity Company (Represented by J. Fellman Seinsheimer)

1998    Nationwide Insurance Enterprise

1999    The Hartford

2000    None

2001    None

2002    None

2003    Utica Mutual Insurance Company and Prudential Insurance Company

2004    Brotherhood Mutual

2005    SECURA

2003    Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company

2007     None

2008    Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America

2009    Southern Farm Bureau

2010    None

2011     None

2012    Swift Print

2013    None

2014    None

2015    FSI

2016    American Family

2017    Travelers

2018    Johnson Lambert LLP

2005                       Columbia Insurance Group

2006                       Valley Oak

2007                       Unitrin Direct

2008                       Midwest Family Mutual

2009                       Missouri Employers Mutual Ins Co

2010                       Access Insurance Company

2011                       The Economical Insurance Group

2012                       Oregon Mutual Insurance Company

2013                       Accident Fund Holdings

Runners-up C N A and Scottsdale Insurance

2014                       The AssureStart Insurance Agency LLC

2015                       Beacon Mutual

2017                       Michigan Millers Mutual Ins Co

2018                       Safety Insurance Company

2004                       Mark O’Brien

2005                       Michael Blackshear

2006                       Sonia Cliffel

2007                       Pete Rothermel

2008                       Jayashree Ishwar

2009                       Angela Adams

2010                       Karen Furtado

2011                       Victoria Newman

2012                       Brad Tompkins

2013                       Margaret Horn

2014                       Darin Reffitt – Chair – Social Media

2015                       Jessica Lasher

2016                       Scott Bowen – Chair – Internal Training

2017                       Ann Wiesler – VP – Chapter Advisory

2018                       Chris Mason – Chair – Webinar Production and Programming

2019                       Rod Van Genderen

2020                       Haley Bourke

2021                      Wesley McLeod

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