Public Relations


As I embark on this next year as your Public Relations Chair, I have been searching my brain trying to figure out how we can continue to grow the associations and what we can continue to do.  My Challenge to all of you this year is to continue supporting your charities but also think outside of the box.  Are there other things that we can do on the Local level that will help to draw more attention.  Here are a few ideas that I have been thinking about.  

·         Team up with another association that you might not have thought about in the past.  Let’s see if we can co brand some meetings draw on some additional guests that might be looking for us.

·         Host an Open House – I am sure that we could each find a sponsor that would assist with this. 

·         Fun Team Building Ideas outside of your regular Meetings.

o   Charity Walks

o   Trash Cleanups

o   Visiting Elderly

o   Meet Ups

Over the next year I will be spotlighting our amazing associations and our members at large.  On the Council web site under Public Relations we will introduce you to our Local Presidents on a monthly basis as well as Members in the Spotlight updates.  

There will be updated articles from your Safety, Legislation and Education liaisons. So check the web site often for valuable information and updates.

Please send Regina and I your news, your events, your flyers and your meeting dates so we can publish them on the Council web site as well as our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the CA Council Meeting in Los Angeles in October and at your local meetings.

 In Fellowship

 Dawn Manzano

Introducing you to a Local President each month! Thank you for your leadership.

August 2019

Brooke Lesniak-President 2019-2020

Brooke Lesniak-President 2019-2020

Brooke Lesniak

Insurance Professionals of Orange County

Brooke has been in the insurance industry for 11 ½ years.  She joined Insurance Professionals of Orange County in 2015 and has served as the Young New Professional Chair, Social Media Co-Chair, Treasurer, President Elect and now President. Brooke has attended several conferences and conventions as a delegate and alternate delegate representing IPOC.  

She served as a Student Task Force committee member on the International level in 2018-2019 and is the current Southern California Assistant to the CA Council Director.

Brooke has received several honors at the local, Council, Regional and International levels. She was honored as the 2016 IPOC Rookie of the Year and the 2017/18 Young New Professional of the Year for Local, Council and Region VII. She was also honored as 2017/18 Rookie of the Year for Region VII and the 2017/18 International Rookie of the Year.  Her future goal is to be honored with the International Young New Professional of the Year Award. Brooke is an account manager for Travelers. She specializes in construction accounts. 

Brooke’s hobbies are traveling, spending time with friends and family and personal improvement in all aspects of life.

Public Relations Team for 2019-2020!

Public Relations- Regina Lemanowicz-Insurance Professionals of Orange County -

Education- Sandy Joslin, AU, CIIP, CLP - Insurance Professionals of Sacramento


Safety- Alison Holmes, AINS, AIS, CISR, CPIW, DAE, CLP-  Insurance Associates of Fresno 

Communications- Tina Lee-Member at Large

Legislation- Margaret Sameshima Lamdagan, CPCU, CPIW, DAE South Bay Association of Insurance Professionals

We have a great team and we are all here to help you grow in the organization as well as in your career by using the tools that we have available.   

Let’s Talk IAIP!



Brooke Lesniak is a member of the IAIP Student Members Task Force, a member of the Insurance Professionals of Orange County and the Southern California Assistant to the CA Council Director visits Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) students at Cal State Fullerton on 11/14/18.  . Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS) is the college fraternity for students planning degrees in risk management. The purpose of the meeting was to promote interest and share information with the students regarding the benefits of membership in IAIP.

What did you talk about? 

Brooke: I talked about my personal story in how I got into the insurance industry and how much I have learned and what led me to became a part of IAIP.  I talked about IAIP’s Education courses and designations including CLP.

I spoke to the students about CWC and the opportunity to participate in the CWC speak off competition at conferences.  I discussed the IAIP Mentor program, leadership positions and upcoming conferences.  The scholarship and awards programs specific to IAIP and how they can and will benefit their careers.

I talked about how community service is an important part of IAIP, from the International level to the local association. How we raise money and collect donations to support charities in the communities where our associations are active as well as the cities where our conference are held.

What other information did you provide the students?

Brooke: I provided the students with handouts regarding the CLP designation, the benefits of becoming a member and the GIS flier so they could take it home and think more about it.  In addition I showed them our IAIP website as well as the Insurance Professionals of Orange County website. 

What’s next? 

Brooke: I talked about how we are starting a job shadow program and additional details will follow. I provided my business card for them to reach me if they have any questions. I did a follow up and sent them the Insurance Professionals of Orange County next meeting information so they could plan to attend and experience how our dinner meetings are ran and to meet other members of IAIP.

Anyone body you’d like to thank?

Brooke: I would like thank you Claudia Vu for allowing me the opportunity to speak at the chapters meeting.