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NAMIC Property Casualty Conference Board Names Officers and Directors for 2006-2007

TAMPA, Fla. (September 20, 2006)—NAMIC's foundation is built upon its diversity in membership and grassroots strength. NAMIC's strength is much the same as it was when it was founded in 1895; members are able to accomplish objectives more effectively as a group than as separate companies. Each member has the opportunity to guide and direct the association by participating in one of the many board, committees, task forces and working groups. NAMIC members also gain strength by having access to a wide variety of products and services.

The NAMIC Property Casualty Conference Board named its officers for 2006-2007. The Board oversees all activities of the PC Conference, focusing currently on the oversight of education programs and the NAMIC Claim Arbitration service. Board directors serve three-year terms, and meet quarterly.

Serving as Chairman will be Gary Myers, executive vice president, Shelter Mutual Insurance Company; Columbia, Mo.

Chairman-Elect: Tom Dials, president, Armed Forces Insurance Exchange; Leavenworth, Kan.

Immediate Past Chairman: David L. Lehman, President, Mennonite Mutual Insurance Company; Orrville, Ohio

Vice Chairman: Darwin Copeman, President, Cameron Mutual Insurance Company; Cameron, Mo.

Directors are:

Chris Shipe, President/CEO, Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company; Waterford, Va.

David Sommer, President, Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association; Brenham, Texas.

Steve Miller, Vice President & COO, PEMCO Mutual Insurance Co.; Seattle, Wash.

Jon Grether, Chief Operating Officer, Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.; Algona, Iowa.

John Smith, President/CEO, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Co.; Philadelphia, Pa.

Stuart Henderson, President/CEO, Western National Mutual Insurance Co.; Minneapolis, Minn.

Jeff Harrold, Executive Vice President, Auto-Owners Insurance Co.; Lansing, Mich.

Henry R. Gibbel, Executive Vice President, Lititz Mutual Group; Lititz, Pa.

Liaison to the board:

Jim Kennedy, President/CEO, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group; Bucyrus, Ohio.

NAMIC’s volunteer leadership provides the direction that makes NAMIC truly a member-driven organization. Products and services suggested by members are brought to life through the dedicated work of NAMIC boards and committees. Additionally, they provide talented individuals with an outlet to serve their industry in a way that benefits all NAMIC member companies. If you are interested in developing networking opportunities with other industry professionals, learning more about current events in the industry, and taking an active role in the activities of the association, please let us know! Please send an e-mail with your name, e-mail address and phone number, and comments about your background and on what committees you would like to participate.

For further information, contact
Laura Biddle-Bruckman
(317) 875-5250 Tel
(317) 879-8408 Fax

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Thursday, September 21, 2006 1:47:10 PM.

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