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2019 Committees

Chapters Committee

The Chapters Committee is charged with enhancing the communication between the Applied Client Network operating committees and the chapter leaders. Members of the Chapters Committee volunteered to be chapter representatives to each of the other committees with the purpose of serving as the voice of the chapters and the conduit for information back to the chapter leaders and the Chapters Committee.

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Chapters Committee Members

Kimberly Champion, Associated Comm Brokers Inc (Fairfield, CT) -- Chair
Sonia SeguraFirst Insurance Group (Defiance, OH) -- Board Liaison 
Gillian Van Kempen, Best Buy Insurance Brokers (Ajax, ON) -- Board Liaison
Joe L. Pratts, Hoffman Brown Company (Sherman Oaks, CA) -- Committee Member 
Tracy Velasquez, Upshaw Insurance Agency Inc (Amarillo, TX) -- Committee Member
Gene Paxton, BancFirst Insurance Services (Tulsa, OK) -- Committee Member
Collin Passman, The Signature B&B Companies (Garden City, NY) -- Committee Member

Education Committee

The Education Committee promotes dynamic continuing education and knowledge through resources, programs and products that enhance and drive agency/brokerage profitability and value.

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Education Committee Members

Joe Pratts, Hoffman Brown Company (Sherman Oaks, CA) – Chair
Kerrie Koestner, Farrell Backlund Ins Agcy Inc (Taunton, MA) -- Vice Chair
Ron Brunell, The Signature B&B Companies (Garden City, NY) -- Board Liaison
Helen Edwards, Glatfelter Insurance Group (York, PA) -- Board Liaison
Christine Horne, Bankers Insurance (Staunton, VA) -- Board Liaison
Deb Alt, Ansay & Associates, LLC (Port Washington, WI) -- Committee Member
Theresa Clayton, RiskSOURCE® Clark-Theders (Cincinnati, OH) -- Committee Member
Brenda Davis, Alliant Insurance Services Inc (San Diego, CA) – Committee Member
Diane Dudek, The Loomis Company (Wyomissing, PA) – Committee Member
Geoff Dunn, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers (Hamilton, ON) -- Committee Member
Kristen Goodwin, Kemner Iott Benz (Adrian, MI) – Committee Member
Carl Levy, Highcourt Partners Limited (Aurora, ON) -- Committee Member
Beverly Moore, Rollo Insurance Group, Inc. (Bryan, TX) -- Committee Member
Collin Passman, The Signature B&B Companies (Garden City, NY) – Committee Member
Kristin Thelen, Mason Insurance Agency, Inc. (Mason, MI) -- Committee Member
Darcy Waddell, Applied Systems (University Park, IL) – Applied Systems Liaison
Julie Ferry (Chicago, IL)  Applied Client Network Staff
Renee Riedel (Chicago, IL)  Applied Client Network Staff
Brittany Brady (Chicago, IL)  Applied Client Network Staff

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee’s charge is to oversee Association financial affairs and the annual financial statement audit. The Board Treasurer serves as Chair of this committee.

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Finance Committee Members

Helen Edwards, Glatfelter Insurance Group (York, PA) -- Applied Client Network Board Treasurer
Amber Bosma, Prins Insurance, Inc. (Sanborn, IA) -- Board Liaison
Christine Horne, Bankers Insurance (Staunton, VA) -- Board Liaison
Aaron Rich, Everett B. Rich Agency (Lyme Center, NH) -- Board Liaison 
Lori Merriman, Missouri General Insurance Agency (St Louis, MO) -- Committee Member
Angie Barr, Fisher Brown Bottrell (Jackson, MS) -- Committee Member

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee provides guidance to the Applied Client Network Board of Directors and CEO to assure the Applied Client Network’s bylaws protect both the rights of the Applied Client Network membership and the Board’s ability to govern the organization.

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Governance Committee Members

Ryan Murdie, The Northwoods Corporation (Williamsville, NY) -- Chair 
Amber Bosma, Prins Insurance, Inc. (Sanborn, IA) -- Board Liaison
Karla J. Myers, FIFS (Telford, PA) -- Committee Member  

IMPACT Committee

The IMPACT (Industry Membership and Product Advocacy for Customer Technology) Committee works in coordination with internal Applied Systems teams as an advocate for Applied Client Network members to ensure ongoing development of agency management applications, and is responsible for developing external education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives within the larger agency/brokerage community.

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IMPACT Committee Leadership

Casey Hearring, Schultheis Insurance Agency Inc. (Evansville, IN) --  Chair
Kevin Sindelar, Arthur j Gallagher (Rolling Meadows, IL) -- Subcommittee Chair
Kevin Crow, Kapnick Insurance Group (Adrian, MI) -- Subcommittee Chair
Amber Bosma, Prins Insurance, Inc. (Sanborn, IA) -- Board Liaison
Tommy Dies, Bryan Insurance Agency (Graham, TX) -- Board Liaison
Jackie Gould, Assurance (Schaumburg, IL) -- Board Liaison

LEAD Committee

The LEAD (Leadership Education, Advancement, and Development) Committee coordinates recruitment, training, assessment, and ongoing recommendations to enhance the quality and viability of current and future association leadership.

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LEAD Committee Members

Kevin MacDonald, McSweeney & Ricci Ins Agy Inc (Braintree, MA) -- Chair
Sonia Segura, First Insurance Group (Defiance, OH) -- Board Liaison 
Gillian Van Kempen, Best Buy Insurance Brokers (Ajax, ON) -- Board Liaison
Casey Hearring, Schultheis Insurance Agency Inc. (Evansville, IN) -- Committee Member 
Collin Passman, The Signature B&B Companies (Garden City, NY) -- Committee Member 
Jennifer Malone, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency (Carrollton, TX) -- Committee Member
Janel Bazan, Johnson Insurance Services (Madison, WI) -- Committee Member
Joe Robinson, Beneficial Insurance Services (Philadelphia, PA) -- Committee Member
June Taylor, Wilkinson Insurance Agency (White House, TN) -- Committee Member
Mary Wageman, 1st Source Insurance (Ft Wayne, IN) -- Committee Member

Member Relations Committee

The Member Relations Committee is charged with the overall mission to foster a strong relationship between Applied Client Network and its members.

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Member Relations Committee Members

Patty Andree, Johnson Insurance Services, (Racine, WI) -- Chair
Wendy J Mills, Medical Society of VA Insurance Agency ( Richmond, VA) -- Vice Chair
Sonia Segura, First Insurance Group (Defiance, OH) -- Board Liaison 
Gillian Van Kempen, Best Buy Insurance Brokers (Ajax, ON) -- Board Liaison
Jenny Honican, Flatlands Jessup Insurance Group (Washington, NC) -- Committee Member
Jim Jansen, Prins Insurance, Inc., (Sanborn, IA) -- Committee Member
Kirk Morschauser, Ademino & Associates Inc (Kimberly, WI) -- Committee Member
Cindy Schiller, First West Credit Union (Duncan, BC) -- Committee Member

Councils and Strategic Initiatives

Advisory Council

The Applied Client Network Advisory Council exists as a forum for members and industry partners to share insights and examine industry trends relevant to the membership, and where possible to provide assistance in developing that information into member benefits or programs.

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Advisory Council Members

Nadine Vasquez, Rue Insurance (Hamilton Township, NJ) -- Council Chair
Amber Bosma, Prins Insurance, Inc. (Sanborn, IA) -- Board Liaison
Tommy Dies, Bryan Insurance Agency (Graham, TX) -- Board Liaison
Jackie Gould, Assurance (Schaumburg, IL) -- Board Liaison
Ron Berg, Agents Council for Technology (Forest Lake, MN) -- Council Member
Maureen Boeing, Maureen Boeing Consulting, LLC (Cincinnati, OH) -- Council Member
Aurora Burg, Kite Technology Group (Owings Mills, MD) -- Council Member
Steve Butler, Westfield Insurance (Westfield Center, OH) -- Council Member
Racheal Cope, Pinnacle Brokers Insurance Solutions, LLC (Walnut Creek, CA) -- Council Member
Dan Goodwin, Nationwide (Des Moines, IA) -- Council Member
Jamie Thomas, CA Weber Insurance Agency Inc (Hanover, PA) -- Council Member