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NAMIC Presents Service Awards at 117th Annual Convention

GRAPEVINE, Texas (Sept. 19, 2012) - The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) honored four individuals with Service Awards today during the Annual Meeting of Members at the association's 117th Annual Convention. Paul Baiocchi, Thomas Dials, Donald Rebele, and Bruce Thomas were recognized for their contributions the property/casualty insurance industry.

Baiocchi is the CEO of the American Association of Insurance Services, Wheaton, Ill., a national insurance advisory organization that develops policy forms and rating information used by more than 700 property/casualty carriers throughout the United States. He joined AAIS in 1976, becoming its president in 1987. Baiocchi has several professional designations, including Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, associate in research and planning, associate in marine insurance management, and associate in risk management. He has served on various industry committees and is a frequent speaker at industry meetings.

Dials is chairman for Armed Forces Insurance Corporation in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. AFI provides property/casualty insurance to military professionals throughout the United States and overseas. He served as served as AFI's president from January 2003 until January 2009 and as chairman of Armed Forces Insurance Corp from January 2003 until his retirement in December 2011.

A retired army colonel, Dials has served the property/casualty insurance industry in various volunteer capacities, including NAMIC board member, Kansas Association of Property & Casualty Insurance Companies board member and past president; Ad Astra award recipient from KAPCIC in 2011 recognizing his lifetime service to the insurance industry.

Rebele retired in December 2011 as president and CEO of the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, Columbus, Ohio. He led the successful merger of the Insurance Education Foundation and the Griffith Foundation, forming the current organization. Prior to joining the foundation in 2002 as director of development, Rebele owned a consulting company specializing in financial, institutional, insurance, and retail markets.

Thomas, a former teacher, began his insurance career in 1980 when he joined Heartland Mutual Insurance Association, Algona, Iowa, as a claims adjuster. Sixteen years later, he was promoted to president and CEO. Thomas is a former board chairman for NAMIC. He has served on the NAMIC Farm Conference Committee Board of Directors and the Insurance Association of Iowa Board of Directors. He is the recipient of NAMIC's Merit Society Award and has received the association's Professional Farm Mutual Manager designation.

Contact: Brent Bahler
Vice President of Public Affairs

Lisa Floreancig
Public Affairs Director - State & Policy Affairs