The American Insurance Marketing & Sales (AIMS) Society, a professional organization dedicated to building insurance sales, marketing and technical expertise, has elected officers and a new member to its board of directors. The election took place at the organization's annual meeting in Grapevine, Texas last month.
Elected to serve as president was June Taylor, CPIA, CIC, CPIW, DAE, principal at Wilkinson Insurance Agency in White House, Tenn. Taylor also was re-elected to a three-year term on the AIMS Society Board of Directors. Jim Mansfield, CPIA, owner of Mansfield Insurance Agency, Lawrenceburg, Ind., was elected to serve a three-year term on the board.
Taylor said, "AIMS Society offers a great combination of membership benefits and relevant education, all of which are focused on helping the independent agency channel meet the needs of tomorrow's employees and insurance consumers. I'm eager to work with fellow volunteers and staff to broaden our reach and influence, bolster membership benefits and expand our education offerings through local sponsors and online."
AIMS Society vice presidents elected for 2013-2014 include:
*Susan Federinko, CPIA, senior vice president-healthcare practices at Glatfelter Insurance Group, York, Pa., who also was re-elected to a three-year Board of Directors term; and
*Craig Most, CPIA, CIC, principal at Most Insurance Agency, in Tampa, Fla.
Other officers elected to serve 2013-2014 terms include:
*Michael Herzak, CPIAL, CIC, CRMCS, president and chief executive officer of Insurance Systems Group, Cleveland, Ohio, secretary;
*Martin Lebson, CPIAL, AAI, ARM, producer at Capacity Coverage of New Jersey, Mahwah, treasurer;
*Curtis Pearsall, CPIA, CPCU, AIAF, ARM, AU, founder and principal of Pearsall Associates, in Whitesboro, N.Y., immediate past president; and
*Kitty Ambers, CPIA, CIC, CISR, CPIW, CRMCS, IMIM, executive director.
*Morris "MO" Greenwood, CPIA, LUTCF, principal of Insurance Group of Junction City, in Kansas, was re-elected to a three-year board term. Other
AIMS Society board members are: Michael Grace, CPIA, vice president at Wright & Percy Insurance, Baton Rouge, La.; Keith Savino, CPIA, chief operating officer of Warwick Resource Group, Warwick, N.Y.; and George Zelhof, CPIA, owner and producer at United Assurance, in Fair Lawn, N.J.
Officers and board members began their 2013-2014 term of service on April 1, 2013.
Retiring from the AIMS Society Board of Directors after years of service are: Phil Bogle, CPIAL, owner of The Bogle Agency, in Lyndhurst, N.J.; Chester Butler. CPIA, CIC, president of The Butler Company, Nashville, Tenn.; Jim Gosselink, CPIA, CIC, LUTCF, president of Tulip City Agency, Pella, Iowa; and Bill Oglesby II, CPIA, CIC, president of Brown Insurance Group, Crossville, Tenn.