Ilana Kauffman is a proud member and volunteer of the AICP.
She began her career in the insurance industry as a P&C underwriter, and then moved on to become the Vice President of a NY-based fidelity & surety Insurance Carrier. In her tenure as Vice President, she expanded the small carrier into several states, as well as expanded its product line.
Recently, Ms. Kauffman has opened her own Insurance Compliance Consulting firm, helping insurance companies and agencies with their varied licensing, filing and audit related needs. Ms. Kauffman has a passion for compliance and is currently looking to find a new home at a carrier or consulting firm to turn that passion into productivity.
Give a brief description of your involvement (current and past) with the AICP:
Over the past year, I have been volunteering on behalf of the Mid-Atlantic charter, working with the national Brand & Marketing committee to interview key sponsors of the AICP and post blog entries. Additionally, I have attended the 2020 virtual conference as well as the 2021 E-Day, and attended several webinars.
What skills do you bring to the office? What qualifications make you a viable candidate for the office?
I am a very motivated, diligent self-starter. I would love to help the other officers achieve their goals and provide the best services to the AICP members.
What would be your goals for office if you are elected?
I would like to organize a stronger virtual volunteer effort. I believe this can be achieved by reaching out to members more often and encouraging them to be involved. Additionally, I would like to help organize virtual meet ups, since so many of the in-person events had to be canceled.
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?
I would love to create tools and services that would enhance the member experience: for instance a spreadsheet that consolidates all the classes for the different insurance designations. I would also like to use my digital skills to help others achieve their specific goals, for instance, I have a graphic design background, highly experienced in Microsoft office, as well as can help with updating the website.
Where would you like to see the AICP in the future and what would you do to move the AICP toward the vision?
I would, of course, like to help the AICP get back to in-person events. However, as someone who joined during a time when that wasn’t possible, I believe there is value in the virtual experience as well. I have been able to virtually meet more people in the community virtually than I may have been able to in person. I think there is a way to enjoy the in-person while also taking advantage of the experience virtual communication provides.