Over twenty years of individual/group life and health compliance and filing experience. The past 20 years have been with Combined Insurance Company of America in their Policy Filings Department. Prior to Combined, I worked four years at Trustmark Insurance Company in customer service and compliance. Before my insurance career started, I worked for a Wisconsin Utility company promoting their demand side energy conservation program. Mike obtained a BS of Comprehensive Business Education degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office?
My proven leadership ability from being National Secretary for the organization for two years, a past Chapter Officer, and taking on the role of Chair/Co-Chair of the Education (now Learning & Development), Silent Auction, and Chapter Relations Committees shows my commitment and dedication to AICP.
I’m a dedicated and hard-working person who is willing to step in where needed. As Chair of the committees, I lead by example in energizing the members to take an active role to accomplish the responsibilities and initiatives and other assignments referred to the committees throughout the year.
As a prior member of the Great Lakes Chapter officer team, I assisted in planning and delegating responsibilities to chapter members to organize chapter educational days, meetings, and events to successful completion.
In addition to AICP leadership roles, I’ve served as President of my 15-Unit Condominium Association since 2008 and a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, There, I have helped organized a District Four (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) three-day Educational Conference.
What would be your goals for office if you are elected?
As the Vice President position is a steppingstone to President, I envision the Great Lakes Chapter of AICP as a viable and educational leading chapter going forward.
- Review and use as a guide the strategic task forces five-year plan.
- Education and networking are the mission, vision of AICP; therefore, I will find innovative avenues to bring education and networking opportunities to the Great Lakes Chapter members.
- Develop and organize educational webinars, podcast, and networking opportunities for the benefit of our non-compliance professional colleagues within the insurance industry.
- Work with the National Student Group Committee on the processes of reaching out to the Illinois and Wisconsin universities with insurance and risk management degrees/course work to inform them about AICP and the value it can bring to their students.
If elected, how would you use your office to work with others in the AICP to pursue the AICP’s current goals and objectives, to meet member needs, and to enhance the AICP’s value in our insurance compliance community?
Being a member of the national board and continued national committee involvement, I’m aware of the challenges our organization faces prior to and post pandemic. I know with the help fellow Great Lakes Chapter AICP members; we can overcome these challenges to become an even stronger chapter and AICP organization as a whole.
Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?
For AICP to stay relevant, current, and a viable networking educational organization to its members, we need to continually evolve. This involvement starts with the nine AICP chapters. The world is ever changing so AICP has to keep in stride as well. Therefore, I will look for ways within and outside our framework to find added value for our members.
I believe my AICP experience above shows my dedication and commitment to AICP and the Great Lakes Chapter. I truly believe in this organization and all it has to offer its members. I will continue to serve and dedicate my time to the betterment of the organization.