Women in Insurance Conference Regional Forums - Registration Now Open
Following the overwhelming success of the 2013 Women in Insurance Global Conference, IICF is hosting four regional one-day forums in 2014. Regional conferences include: Chicago - June 3, 2014, Los Angeles – June 12, 2014, New York – June 17, 2014, and Dallas – June 19, 2014.
The 2014 regional conferences provide easier access to interested individuals around the country and will focus on leadership, the changing workforce of the future, and the male perspective on gender diversity. Speakers of the highest caliber will once again be featured at all four conferences, and there will be enriched opportunities for building strong regional networks and individual connections.
Special thanks to Premier Presenting Sponsor XL Insurance and regional forum sponsors Zurich North America, Farmers, CNA, Chubb & Son, Catlin, Towers Watson, and GenStar.
For additional information on each forum, sponsorship opportunities and registration please visit. www.womensconference.iicf.org.
IICF's Memorable March
From a Southern gala with true Texas charm, to a fabulous fifties benefit dinner bash, to a glamorous 1930s Hollywood affair, the IICF looks forward to a memorable March. Holding three major fundraising events in the month of March, the IICF will bring together over 1500 guests celebrating the philanthropic commitment of the industry and award nearly $1 million in community grants. The Texas-Southeast Division's Lone Star Legends Annual Benefit Dinner, the Midwest Division's Blazing the Trail Annual Benefit Dinner and Western Division's Club100 Dinner each offer guests unique and memorable evenings while raising vital funds for local community nonprofits in each region.
Kicking off March is the Texas-Southeast Division's Lone Star Legends Annual Benefit Dinner. Taking place March 6, 2014 at the at The Hilton Anatole in Dallas, the event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth. Chapman will discuss how the organization's Warrior Initiatives empower military service members through research and high performance brain training. In addition, Thomas Curtin, CEO and chairman for CRC Insurance Services, will be recognized as the 2014 Lone Star Legend Honoree.
"As the IICF enters its second year hosting the Lone Star Legends Benefit Dinner, I couldn't be more pleased to take a step back to see evidence of the tremendous impact the insurance community has in backing the dedicated work of local nonprofits," said Bill Henry, Chairman and CEO of MHBT Inc. and Chair of the IICF's Texas/Southeast Division. "Home-grown philanthropy provides a vital backbone and foundation for communities, and I look forward to seeing these organizations continue their work through the IICF's support."
Additional information on the Lone Star Legends Annual Benefit Dinner can be found at http://www.iicf.org/events/texas-southeast-events.html.
Marking the third annual event the Midwest Division proudly presents the Blazing the Trail Benefit Dinner on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Chicago's Union Station. During the benefit dinner, the IICF will present Rick Gulliver, president of HUB International, with the Trailblazer Award for distinguished dedication to local nonprofits. Mike Foley, CEO of Zurich North America Commercial is the Chair of this year's dinner, and Leah Hope, award-winning reporter for ABC 7 News Chicago, will serve as the master of ceremonies. HUB International is the top sponsor for the event.
"As we approach our third Blazing the Trail Benefits Dinner, I am incredibly proud to look at the long list of companies and individuals being recognized for their incredible work and commitment to supporting the IICF's philanthropic mission," said Kevin Smith, Senior Vice President, Chicago Regional Branch Manager of Chubb & Son and chair of the IICF Midwest Division Board. "The work being done by these dedicated businesses and individuals across their communities is truly inspiring and further highlights the IICF's continued commitment to serving the needs of our local neighborhoods."
As part of the event's festivities, the IICF has invited Major League Baseball and National Football League All-Star, Bo Jackson to present the first-ever Excellence in Philanthropy Award to a company that has demonstrated an exemplary and innovative commitment to the Midwest community where its employees work and live. Nominees include Assurance, Fireman's Fund Insurance Group, Hylant, Oswald Companies and Zurich North America Commercial. The IICF will also award three industry professionals with Frontier Awards for the categories of Health, Education and Safety – the three focus areas of the IICF Midwest Division.
Additional information on the Blazing the Trail Benefit Dinner can be found at http://www.iicf.org/events/midwest-division-events.html.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary is the Los Angeles Club100 Dinner. Beginning as an intimate insurance dinner for local industry professionals, today Club100 brings together more than 300 industry leaders annually. This year's event will take a step back in time and will feature the food, fashion and music of 1930s Los Angeles.
The event's honored grantee will be the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, which provides resources, programs and equipment to assist firefighters and paramedics. Los Angeles Interim Fire Chief, James Featherstone will be accepting a grant from the IICF, which will provide funding to support training canines and their handlers in FEMA California Task Force 1 responsibilities.
"As the IICF marks the milestone of the tenth annual Club100 dinner, I am proud to see just how much the insurance community's philanthropic engagement has grown over the past decade," said Jon Axel, Senior Vice President, HUB International Insurance Services and 2014 Club100 Dinner Chair. "The insurance leaders in this region are committed to supporting the work that nonprofits do to better our communities, and I look forward to seeing how these organizations continue their missions with the support of the IICF."
Additional information on Club100 can be found at http://www.iicf.org/events/western-division-events/club-100.html
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