InVEST, the insurance industry program that brings insurance education to classrooms, has appointed Peter Miller and Loren P. Shoemaker to its national board. Miller is president and CEO of The Institutes and Shoemaker is senior vice president and chief operating officer The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co.
Miller serves as a member of the board of the Insurance Institute of Switzerland and the Institute for Global Insurance Education. He also serves ex-officio as a member of The Institutes’ Board of Trustees and the CPCU Society’s board of directors
Shoemaker joined Hartford Steam Boiler in April 2007 as senior vice president of distribution management. He has 39 years experience in the property/casualty insurance sector. Shoemaker has also led agency management functions at the field and home office levels of Continental Insurance, CNA and Travelers Insurance.
“InVEST is critically important to the future of the independent agency system and the insurance industry as a whole,” said Robert Rusbuldt, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America president and CEO.
According to Rusbuldt, a recent survey pointed to InVEST as a solution to industry’s recruitment challenge, with the majority of respondents stating the industry should encourage high schools and community colleges to help students plan for insurance careers.