Posted on 23 Sep 2010
Independent agent Brian Bartosh, CIC, LUTCF, president of Alpena, Mich.-based Top O'Michigan Insurance, has been elected to serve as 2011 chair of Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet), the users group for Applied Systems agency management technology.
Maureen Boeing, CIC, CISR, vice president at Landmark Insurance Agency, in Cincinnati, has been elected 2011 vice chair. Also elected to the group's 2011 officers' team were:
·Secretary Phillip Tilley, CIC, with Tilley Insurance Agency LLC in Monett, Mo.
·Treasurer John Warn, with Rue Insurance, Trenton, N.J.
·Immediate Past Chair Lisa Parry Becker, with William B. Parry & Son Ltd., Langhorne, Pa.
The elected leaders assume their posts January 1, 2011.
Bartosh joined Top O'Michigan Insurance, his father’s agency, in 1979 as a sales representative. Today he serves as president and shareholder. His son, Tyler Bartosh, recently joined the agency as a third-generation agent. Top O’ Michigan Insurance operates from 10 locations, providing personal, commercial and life services to their clients.
He has been involved with the users group since it was formed 25 years ago, a year after the agency installed its first Applied Systems agency management system. Throughout his career, he has worked tirelessly to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of his agency by implementing current technologies and workflows between agents and companies.
Bartosh has served a variety of users group roles, including presenter and member of the education, communications and interface committees. He was president of the users group from 1992 to 1994 and chaired its ASCnet Industry Solutions Committee. He also actively participates in other industry organizations, such as ACORD and IVANS, and sits on IIABA’s Agents Council on Technology (ACT).
Boeing manages a staff of 18 at Landmark Insurance, an agency she helped to start in 1998. In addition, she services a large commercial lines book and handles the agency accounting and system administration. She has 15 years of industry experience, all as an Applied Systems agency management software user.
She has been involved with ASCnet since 1995, starting the group’s Southwest Ohio Chapter that year and serving as chapter president for two years. Boeing has been involved in national service as well, as part of the ASCnet Education Committee, as chair of its chapters and communications committees, and, in 2007 and 2008, on its national board of directors. As a certified presenter, she frequently shares her knowledge and expertise at local ASCnet chapter meetings and during TENCon.
Parry Becker, a fifth-generation independent agent at her 100-plus-year-old agency, served as 2010 ASCnet chair. She is responsible for sales and marketing and handling personal and commercial accounts at her agency, which this year requalified as an Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) Best Practices Agency and in September 2008 was Rough Notes magazine Marketing Agency of the Month,
She served as co-chair of the industry wide Real Time/Download Campaign (www.getrealtime.org ) from its 2007 launch until becoming ASCnet chair. In her Campaign role, she addressed thousands of independent agents and company personnel in live presentations and Webinars about the need to adopt workflows that improve customer service and increase agency efficiency. She has appeared in numerous publications as a spokesperson for the campaign.
About ASCnet: Founded in 1985 and based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., Applied Systems Client Network, Inc. (ASCnet) is an international association representing more than 80,000 insurance professionals. The only authorized users group for Applied Systems software, ASCnet promotes successful technology and business practices through communication, education and advocacy. For more information: www.ascnet.org .