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Amy Kerr
Certification Administrator

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Professional Farm Mutual Manager Designation (PFMM)

The NAMIC Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation formally recognizes the educational accomplishments and dedication to professionalism of the progressive farm mutual manager and farm mutual leaders.

Becoming A PFMM


  • Submit a completed Professional Farm Mutual Manager application with a one-time $50 administrative fee. We recommend submitting applications prior to starting the process so we can best track your event attendance.
  • Serve in a management role in a farm mutual insurance company or in a management role that actively and regularly works with farm mutual insurance companies.
  • Have a minimum of five years property/casualty insurance experience at the time of completion.
  • Attend, in any order, the three PFMM modules as well as one additional in-person NAMIC event, excluding the Annual Convention all in five years.
  • Sign the PFMM sign-in sheets onsite at NAMIC events. The PFMM Courses at Convention use an electronic attendance tracking system.
  • New PFMMs are certified on August 1 of each year regardless of when requirements were completed.

PFMM Modules


To view the learning objectives for each module, click on the module name.

Strategic Business Management

Underwriting & Claims

Financial Management

Management & Leadership Principles

Underwriting-Property & Liability

Past, Present, and Future of Farm Mutual Insurance

Public Relations and Marketing

Loss Control

Corporate Governance

Agency Relations and Development

Claims

Reinsurance

Human Resources and Personnel Management

Technology

Financial Management

Self-Management

Ethics & Legal Issues

Self-Management

Self-Management

Module Rotation Schedule


Year

Month

Location

Module

2013

May

Madison, Wis

Financial Management

2013

September

Seattle, Wash.

Strategic Business Management

2014

May

Kansas City, Mo.

Underwriting & Claims

2014

September

National Harbour, Md.

Financial Management

2015

May

TBD

Strategic Business Management

2015

September

San Diego, Calif.

Underwriting & Claims

Once Certified


  • The new PFMM class is formally recognized at the Annual Convention during the FMC Annual Meeting of Members. Here, graduates receive the completion certificate, lapel pin, and participate in the class photo.
  • All PFMMs with an active, certified status will receive a 20% discount at NAMIC in-person events, where applicable. Discount applies only to the certified individual and is not transferable.
  • PFMMs must attend a NAMIC in-person event, excluding the Annual Convention, every 24 months in order to maintain an active, certified status. The first maintenance event must be completed no more than 24 months following the date of certification (August 1).

Individuals' records are maintained by NAMIC and transcript reports are distributed annually. While NAMIC will make every effort to maintain accurate records, individuals are responsible for reporting discrepancies immediately upon discovery.

PFMM Manager of the Year


2013 | Tricia Mickley, PFMM – Secretary/Treasurer, Mt. Carroll Mutual Insurance Company, Mt. Carroll, Illinois

The PFMM Class of 2013 includes:


  • Lori Anderson, Oscar-Parke Mutual, Rothsay, Minn.
  • Lonnie Bacon, Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Montana, Wibaux, Mont.
  • Karla Bauer, Kenyon, Holden & Warsaw Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Wanamingo, Minn.
  • Mike Bush, Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company, Bryant, Ark.
  • Jared Carlson, Heartland Mutual Insurance Association, Algona, Iowa
  • Patrick Clark, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company, Sparta, N.J.
  • Carl Dahmann, Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association, Brenham, Texas
  • Daniel Dierks, Farmers Mutual Insurance Association, Traer, Iowa
  • Christopher Feldt, Heartland Mutual Insurance Company, Belleville, Ill.
  • Daniel Fenske, Mt. Morris Mutual Insurance Company, Colomoa, Wis.
  • William Fischer, Garfield Farm Mutual Insurance Association, Karnes City, Texas
  • Edward Forbes, Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company, Shelburne, Ontario
  • Wes Gainey, Farmers Mutual of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Elaine Gerding, Glandorf German Mutual Insurance Association, Glandorf, Ohio
  • Andy Gerlach, Randolph mutual Insurance Company, Steeleville, Ill.
  • Eric Hubicki, SCOR Reinsurance Company, Itasca, Ill.
  • Debra Johnson, Ferdinand Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, Ferdinand, Ind.
  • Anthony Koehler, Camp Point Mutual Insurance Company, Camp Point, Ill.
  • Barbara Lambert, East Tennessee Mutual Insurance Company, Blountville, Tenn.
  • Carol Maciej, Mid Minnesota Mutual Insurance Company, Sauk Rapids, Minn.
  • Beverly Moore, Billings Mutual Insurance Company, Billings, Mo.
  • Sarah Mueller, Forward Mutual Insurance company, Ixonia, Wis.
  • Nadine Nielsen, Dakota Farm mutual Insurance, Brandt, S.D.
  • Timothy Rand, Ettrick Mutual Insurance company, Ettrick, Wis.
  • Sheena Rippe, Billings Mutual Insurance Company, Billings, Mo.
  • Scott Safe, Vasa-Spring Garden Mutual Insurance Company, Cannon Falls, Minn.
  • Joshua Salge, Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Association of Comal County, New Braunfels, Texas
  • Jamie Smith, RVOS Farm Mutual Insurance Company, Temple, Texas
  • Steve Tervo, Franklin County Farmers Mutual, Hampton, Iowa
  • Kaye Van Genderen, Pocahontas Mutual Insurance Association, Lauren, Iowa
  • Carol Weiers, New Prague-Ceska-Louisville Mutual Insurance Company, New Prague, Minn.
  • James Wellman, German Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, New Knoxville, Ohio
  • Daniel Young, Central Illinois Mutual Insurance Company, Villa Grove, Ill.
  • Andrew Younker, Woodville Mutual Insurance Company, Woodville, Ohio

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:11:16 PM.

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