CPCU Society Elects 2002-2003 National Officers

November 15, 2002

The CPCU Society recently ratified its 2002-2003 national officers and governors at the Society’s 58th Annual Meeting and Seminars in Orlando, Fla.

Serving as Society president for the 2002-2003 term is James Nau. Nau is general manager, Residual Markets, National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), Boca Raton, Fla. A current member of the Florida Gold Coast Chapter and past president of this chapter, Nau has served in several national Society roles, including president-elect, vice president, director, and regional vice president. Additionally, he is a past member and chair of the Society’s Competency Models Task Force. In his community, Nau has served as chairman of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee and treasurer of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (BACPAC).

Hugh McGowan will serve as president-elect for the 2002-2003 year. McGowan is president and CEO of the McGowan Insurance Group, Inc., in Indianapolis. McGowan has served in a number of Society roles, including past president of the Indiana Chapter and trustee for the CPCU-Loman Education Foundation. His national Society service includes former chairman of the Agent & Broker Member Value Task Force, and national director and regional vice president. In addition to his Society service, McGowan is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana. McGowan will automatically become CPCU Society president for the 2003-2004 term.

Donald Hurzeler has been elected national vice president for the 2002-2003 year. Hurzeler is president and CEO of Zurich North America Middle Markets in Schaumburg, Ill. Prior to joining Zurich, he was first vice president for Reliance National Insurance, New York, N.Y., and, before that, spent the first 27 years of his career with Allstate Insurance in its commercial company, Northbrook Property and Casualty. In addition to his designations, Hurzeler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an A.A. degree in property and casualty insurance. Hurzeler will serve a one-year term as vice president, after which, he will automatically move into the positions of 2003-2004 president-elect and 2004-2005 president, as stipulated in the Society bylaws.

Larry Klein will serve the Society during 2002-2003 as secretary-treasurer. He is chief underwriting officer for the Warranty Business Unit of Zurich NA, and vice president, pricing, for GE-Zurich Warranty Management, Inc., Schaumburg, Ill. A member of the Society’s Chicago-Northwest Suburban Chapter, Klein is a past member and president of the Philadelphia Chapter. Most recently, Klein served on the Society’s 2001-2002 Board of Governors as a national section governor and as a third-year governor on the Executive Committee. Klein will serve a three-year term as national secretary-treasurer, with his term ending in 2005.

In addition, 10 new National CPCU Society governors were elected to the 2002-2003 Board of Governors: Maryanna Christensen; Elise Farnham; Clyde Clint Gillespie; Richard Lautenslager; Donald Marwin; Randall Mattoon; Leslie Miles; John Pryor; Grant Siegel; and Andrew Wind. Also elected to the board, as National Section Governor, was Stanley Lipshultz, attorney at law, Lipshultz & Hone Chtd.

At-Large governor appointees are Daniel Kugler, Jr., director of risk management, Snap-on, Inc., and Rodger Lawson, president, the Alliance of American Insurers. Alexander (Sandy) Scott is the Society’s international governor appointee, serving a three-year term.

The following six current governors have been chosen to serve on this year’s Executive Committee, along with the national officers: Deborah Bindeman, regional sales manager, John Pearl & Associates, Ltd.; Noreen Brawley, principal, Brawley Insurance Consulting & Education; Michele Maurer-Williford, consultant, Strategy & Change, IBM Global Services, Americas; Theresa Parlette, senior public affairs specialist, State Farm Group; Eric Routman, vice president, member services, ALAS, Inc.; and John Twomey, President, JJT Consulting.

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