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.

 

2016 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.

          Jolene Gilbert, Member at Large

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.

          Mitula Patel, Insurance Professionals of Los Angeles, Inc.

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,

          Helen Jang, Insurance Professionals of Los Angeles, Inc.

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.

          Tina Lee, Member at Large

CWC - Steven Wasylkiw, San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Membership Retentions Awards

Southern California - Insurance Professionals of San Gabriel Valley
Northern California - Insurance Professionals of Sacramento
Central California - Members at Large


2016 REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS - MARCH 3-5, 2016 IN BURBANK, CA

E.C. Smith Jr. Memorial Award for Safety
Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Jeffrey Nordhaus Memorial Award for Education
Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Roy Pasini Memorial Award for Public Relations
San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Association of the Year Award
San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Member of the Year
Penny Haworth-Rich, AU, CIC, CLP, CPIW, DAE - Valley of the Sun Insurance Professionals

Region VIII Hall of Fame Award
Freeda Koopmans, AU, AAI - Insurance Professionals of Orange County

Region VIII RVP Recognition Award
Cheryl Krier, ACS, CPIW - Contra Costa Chapter of IAIP

Region VIII Distinguished Service Award
Victoria A. Rivas, CPCU, AU, CPIW - Contra Costa Chapter of IAIP


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

Young/New Professional of the Year
Mechelle Wilson - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Claims Professional of the Year
Katharine M. Nohr - Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Client Service Professional of the Year
Jolene Gilbert, ACSR, CPIW, CISR, AIS, CPSR, CLP - Member-at-Large, CA

Insurance Professional of the Year
Maria Carvalho - Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Professional Underwriter of the Year
Keri Herlong, CPCU, CIC, CISR, ACSR, AIM - Las Vegas Insurance Professionals

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

Risk Manager of the Year
Sarah Jane Jara - South Bay Association of Insurance Professionals

Confidence While Communicating (CWC):
Winner:  Mary Moore Campagna, CPCU, AIAF, AAI, AIM, AIS, ARP, AAM, CPIW
                      -  Member-at-Large, CA
Runner up:  Katie Sandoval, CIC, CISR - Valley of the Sun Insurance Professionals

E.C. Smith Jr. Memorial Award for Safety
Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Jeffrey Nordhaus Memorial Award for Education
Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Roy Pasini Memorial Award for Public Relations
San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Association of the Year Award
San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Member of the Year
Penny Haworth-Rich, AU, CIC, CLP, CPIW, DAE - Valley of the Sun Insurance Professionals

Region VIII Hall of Fame Award
Freeda Koopmans, AU, AAI - Insurance Professionals of Orange County

Region VIII RVP Recognition Award
Cheryl Krier, ACS, CPIW - Contra Costa Chapter of IAIP

Region VIII Distinguished Service Award
Victoria A. Rivas, CPCU, AU, CPIW - Contra Costa Chapter of IAIP