Committee Descriptions

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Candidate Recruitment and Development Committee

Under the general direction of the chapter board, the Candidate Recruitment and Development Committee shall develop or maintain programs that will increase the total members/candidates committed to increased insurance professionalism and obtaining the CPCU designation.

Maintain a current active candidate and prospect list, and coordinate with others to be sure mailing lists are updated annually.
• Understand and stay current of CPCU and The Institutes’ programs to attract new candidates and encourage existing candidates to continue.
• Maintain accurate records of candidate recruitment and development activity during the year.
• Promote the Society’s candidate membership.

Chairperson:  Keith Tenoever

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


Connections Committee

The purpose of Connections is to assist the chapter in developing and continuing strong ties with companies and agencies by coordinating and conducting visits to the organizations. The goal is to increase visibility of the chapter, develop relationships with the insurance community and to promote educational opportunities available through the chapter.

The Chapter’s Board oversees this committee.  

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


Education/Programs Committee

Under the direction of the chapter board, the Education/Programs Committee is to ensure a variety of professional education programs. Programs should help members succeed by focusing on technical, leadership, and career management. This includes chapter meetings and seminars.

• Schedule chapter meetings and arrange for speakers.
• Schedule and arrange for a variety of educational seminars.

Chairperson:  John Elder

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481

Good Works Committee

The goal of the Good Works Committee is to increase CPCU visibility through service to the community.  The committee organizes opportunities for members to participate in as a group and acts as coordinator and liaison for the events.  For more information on how you can help the chapter with Good Works projects or to submit an idea for the committee please contact the chapter at or 513-294-8481

Chairperson:  Ashley Moffatt

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


I-Day Committee

I-Day is the biggest event sponsored by the chapter each year.  I-Day activities include educational seminars highlighted by the CPCU New Designee Conferment Luncheon.  The committee takes full responsibility for planning I-Day and the luncheon.  Activities include determination of seminar content, arranging for presenters, facilities, publicity, fundraising and obtaining a notable keynote speaker and conferment officer.

Chairperson:  Kevin Duke

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


Investment Committee

The Investment Committee shall be the investment fiduciary responsible for the prudent management of the Investment Portfolio.  The Committee shall have the exclusive authority to establish, execute and interpret an investment policy statement for the Portfolio.  The Committee shall be solely responsible for the selection and retention of professional advisors to the Portfolio, which may include, but not be limited to, investment managers, investment consultants, custodians, attorneys, accountants, and clerical staff.  

Chairperson:  Greg DePew

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


Membership Committee

Under direction of the chapter board, the Membership Committee shall develop and maintain programs to recruit/retain members in the CPCU Society.

• Maintain the chapter roster of members.
• Emphasize the value of Society membership to chapter members.
• Recruit all nonmember CPCUs.
• Assist board in maintaining active participation of all current chapter members.
• Attend membership workshops or other Society training.

Chairperson:  Ken Kerby  

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


New Designee Committee

Under the direction of the chapter board, the New Designee Committee shall develop or maintain programs to activate the chapter’s new designees to become members of the CPCU Society.

• Maintain the chapter roster of new designees.
• Promote benefits of Society membership such as continuing education, professionalism, and networking.
• Assist chapter board in recognition activities such as local conferment or welcome reception.
• Distribute information and serve as a contact point for questions from new designees.
• Encourage new designees to attend meetings and become active members of the chapter.
• Serve as a liaison between the chapter and the national new designee task force.

Chairperson:  Rachel Niederhausen

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


Public Relations/Social Media Committee

Under the direction of the chapter board, the Public Relations Committee shall develop programs to enhance and promote recognition of the CPCU Society, its members, and the designation.

• Publicize chapter meetings and programs, special events, new designees, and community good works programs on the web site and social media.
• Direct the chapter web site information.

Chairperson:  Buffy Clements     

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are immediately related to chapter members.  Students should excel in academics, community service activities and school-related activities.  In addition, students must submit an essay.  The Scholarship Committee reviews and rates all essays submitted.  

Chairperson:  James Emming

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


Technology Committee

Under the direction of the chapter board, the Technology Committee is responsible for coordinating and keeping the chapter’s Internet website current.  


• Establish procedures to coordinate with chapter board on posting information.

• Coordinate the programs to deliver and serve member needs.

Chairperson:  Donna Szuch

Contact Information: or 513-294-8481


University Connections Committee

Under the direction of the chapter board, the University Connections Committee will partner with identified local colleges or universities to share information on the Cincinnati CPCU Society Chapter. The goal is to create awareness and share the value of being a member of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter Society, ultimately attracting new talent into the industry and the organization.  


  • Reach out to identified colleges or universities to establish partnerships.

  • Schedule meetings to share information on the chapter and CPCU Society based on college or university-preferred format.  

Chairperson:  Laura Risher

Contact information: or 513-294-8481

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