Top Six CPCU Grads Honored by CPCU-Loman Education Foundation and the American Institute

October 21, 2003

The CPCU-Loman Education Foundation presented awards to this year’s top graduates of the American Institute for CPCU’s Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter program at the national CPCU conferment ceremony. Roger Joyce, CPCU, ARM, ARe, chairman of the CPCU-Loman Education Foundation, presented plaques and checks to award winners.

Of the 2,269 persons in the 2003 CPCU class, six graduates achieved top honors for their performance on the eight national examinations they passed to earn the designation. The CPCU-Loman Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded by the CPCU Society, sponsors the awards.

The top graduate is Karen Bodmer, CPCU, RPLU, assistant vice president, underwriting, Premier Insurance Management Services, San Diego. She earned the highest grade average on the exams leading to the CPCU designation and was named the CPCU Distinguished Graduate. She was awarded a plaque and a check for $1,000.

The four winners of a CPCU Award for Academic Excellence each received a plaque and a check for $750. The award recipients are Joseph Fiumara, CPCU, CIC, associate director and vice president, Acordia of Ohio, Youngstown, Ohio; James Maden, Jr., CPCU, ARM, senior property underwriter, Lexington Insurance Company, Boston; Richard E. Muehlbach, CPCU, claim representative, State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Plymouth, Minn.; and Michael C. Stoppa, CPCU, ARM, AU, AAI, AIS, Florida windpool project manager, United Services Automobile Association, Tampa.

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