Awards

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Here we recognize those members who have gone the extra mile, and who have earned well deserved kudos for their work and contributions not only to our association, but to their employers and their communities.

 

2018 CA Council Award Winners

Member of the Year 
Recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding personal achievement, leadership abilities, and dedication to their local association, their state council, Region VIII and IAIP, which surpasses the accomplishments of other members of the state.

          Annette Ing-Firmeza,  San Francisco Insurance Professionals

Mentor of the Year 
Recognizes an individual who has who has been inspirational as a mentor, dedicated to the core values and mission of IAIP, and who has demonstrated a willingness to coach, teach, and help others. An effective mentor possesses characteristics such as patience, understanding, and expertise within the industry and the organization.

          Teresa McGilvray, ARM, AAI, AIS, CPIW, San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Young Professional of the Year 
Recognizes an individual, under 40, who has been a member for at least 36 months and who has shown outstanding personal achievement, leadership skills, and is actively involved in their local association, and a willingness to get involved at the state council, Regional and National levels,

          Marcella Beasley, MA, CISR, CRIS, CIIP, Insurance Associates of Fresno

Gayle Reskin Angel Award
Recognizes a member who has been inspirational and who embodies the spirit of IAIP. This award is designed to honor those who may not choose to be in the forefront, but who support the organization not only through their actions, but through their attitude, dedication and support of IAIP and CA Council members.

          Mitula Patel, CLP, Insurance Professionals of Los Angeles

CWC - Mark McDonald, San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Membership Retentions Awards

Southern California - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals
Northern California - San Francisco Insurance Professionals
Central California - Insurance Professionals of Santa Barbara


2018 REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS - April 2018 Phoenix, Arizona

E.C. Smith Jr. Memorial Award for Community Action
San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Jeffrey Nordhaus Memorial Award for Education
No Submissions

Roy Pasini Memorial Award for Public Relations
No Submissions

Association of the Year Award
Las Vegas Insurance Professionals

Member of the Year
Dawn Manzano - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Region VII Hall of Fame Award
Lauri Oakden-Binder - Las Vegas Insurance Professionals 

Region VII RVP Recognition Award
Victoria A. Rivas-California Member at Large

Region VII Distinguished Service Award
Gail Novelich-California Member at Large


Award winners in the following categories will represent Region VII at the International Convention and compete against other Regional winners for the National Awards

Young/New Professional of the Year
Brooke Lesniak - Insurance Professionals of Orange County

Claims Professional of the Year
Mark Coberly - Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Client Service Professional of the Year
Rae Lynn Zachary - San Francisco Insurance Professionals

Insurance Professional of the Year
Freeda Koopmans - Insurance Professionals of Orange County

Professional Underwriter of the Year
Karen White - Insurance Associates of Fresno

Rookie of the Year
Brooke Lesniak - Insurance Professionals of Orange County

Risk Manager of the Year
Dawn Kyles - Las Vegas Insurance Professionals

Confidence While Communicating (CWC):
Winner:  Kari Woods - Insurance Professionals of Los Angeles

Runner up:  Sandy Malone-Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals