Seven New Directors Elected to IMCA Board

Seven New Directors Elected to IMCA Board

Association’s Executive Board and Directors Announced for 2017-18

MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 12, 2017 – The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) has announced their directors for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

The IMCA Board of Directors Executive Committee will remain the same, as they are midway through a two-year term. The Executive Committee members are:

  • Executive Chair – Anna Hargis, Shelter Insurance
  • Executive Vice-Chair – Emily Hathcoat, CNA
  • Treasurer – Valerie Foster, Berkley Alliance Managers

In late August, IMCA members participated in the election process. The IMCA’s 2017-2018 board of directors includes seven new directors.

Joining the IMCA board as directors are:

Susan Bonner, CAE, Director of Marketing and Agent Development, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

Patricia Dold, Vice President of Business Development, NASW Assurance Services Inc.

Christopher Nance, Chief Communications Officer, California Earthquake Authority

Hank Pinkowski, Manager of Creative Services, MAPFRE Insurance

Thomas Pytel, Jr., VP of Marketing & Communications, Nautilus Insurance Group

Amy Rosen, Chief Marketing Officer, People’s Trust

Peter van Aartrijk, Principal, Financial Services, CHROMIUM

All directors were elected to a two-year term.

“We are thrilled to have these individuals join IMCA’s board of directors,” Hargis said. “Our organization will be even stronger with these professionals joining our board.  With their expertise combined with the current board members, we will continue our work to enhance IMCA for all of our members.”

In addition, three IMCA board directors were re-elected to two-year terms: Leslie Lash, Debbie Luera and Taylor Moore.

Current board members not up for re-election this year include John Abbott, Jim Flynn, Angela Kim, Lauri Klotz, Paula Negro and John Reints.

IMCA’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Executive Board                                        

Chair - Anna Hargis, Shelter Insurance

Executive Vice-Chair - Emily Hathcoat, CNA

Treasurer – Valerie Foster, Berkley Alliance Managers

Directors

John Abbott, Legacy Marketing Group

Susan Bonner, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

Patricia Dold, NASW Assurance Services Inc.

Jim Flynn, Hult Marketing

Angela Kim, GTL

Lauri Klotz, Risk Placement Services Inc

Leslie Lash - The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.

Debbie Luera, Integrion Group

Taylor Moore, McLarens

Christopher Nance, California Earthquake Authority

Paula Negro, Starr Companies

Hank Pinkowski, MAPFRE Insurance

Thomas Pytel, Jr., Nautilus Insurance Group

John Reints, MarketSource

Amy Rosen, People’s Trust

Peter van Aartrijk, CHROMIUM

About the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association

IMCA (www.imcanet.com) is the oldest association for insurance marketing and communications professionals in North America with roots tracing back to 1921. Membership includes leading international and domestic multiline insurance companies and brokerage firms, regional and specialty companies, general agencies, and prominent industry suppliers. The organization represents over 120 companies, including the industry’s top five property/casualty writers. Members include senior level management and professional staff working in the areas of corporate communications, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, marketing and sales promotion, marketing research and technology.

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