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AWARDS

BETTY GERDES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD​

Betty Gerdes was a moving force behind the Insurance Auditors Association of the Central States and her local chapter, and she was a great friend to many in the association. Gerdes always tried to make NSIPA better, and she was a mentor to many who joined the board of the society. To recognize her efforts, the Distinguished Service Award was renamed the Betty Gerdes Distinguished Service Award as she turned over the reins to the a new management company.

The NSIPA Betty Gerdes Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding commitment to the ethics and standards set forth by the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors (NSIPA). The recipient of this prestigious award is selected by the NSIPA Board of Directors and has demonstrated a remarkable dedication to upholding the highest ethical standards within the premium audit profession, contributing significantly to its advancement and recognition.

Criteria to be Considered:

1. Adherence to NSIPA Ethics: The recipient should consistently demonstrate a strong commitment to the ethical guidelines outlined by NSIPA. This includes maintaining integrity, transparency, and professionalism in all aspects of premium auditing.

2. Leadership in Ethical Practices: The recipient should have shown leadership in promoting and fostering ethical practices within the premium audit community. This may involve initiatives to educate, mentor, or guide others in upholding NSIPA's ethical standards.

3. Advancement of Professional Standards: The recipient should have actively contributed to the enhancement and progression of professional standards within the premium audit profession. This may include involvement in industry-wide initiatives, research, or the development of best practices.

4. Innovation in Ethical Solutions: Recognizing that challenges in ethical decision-making may arise, the recipient should have demonstrated innovation in developing solutions that uphold NSIPA's standards while addressing contemporary issues in the field of premium auditing.

5. Community Engagement: The recipient should have engaged with the premium audit community and beyond to promote awareness and understanding of NSIPA's ethics and standards. This may include participation in conferences, seminars, or community outreach programs.

6. Exemplary Career Contributions: The recipient should have a distinguished career in premium auditing and be recognized for their contributions to the profession. Their work should align with and elevate the ethical standards set by NSIPA.

7. Recommendations and Testimonials: Strong endorsements from peers, colleagues, or industry stakeholders that highlight the recipient's exceptional commitment to NSIPA's ethics and standards will be considered.

The recipient of the NSIPA Betty Gerdes Distinguished Service Award will be an individual who, through their exemplary conduct, has significantly contributed to the reputation and advancement of the premium audit profession in alignment with the values and principles of NSIPA. Awards are presented at the annual seminar. When the nominations are received, the board reviews them, and the nominee that best symbolizes our ideals is selected to receive the award.

To nominate a deserving auditor for this award, please complete the online Betty Gerdes Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form at the link below. 

 

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Prior Betty Gerdes Distinguished Service Award Recipients

(* denotes deceased)

1981 - Dana Sparrow
1982 - Jack White*
1983 - Carl Badertscher
1984 - Betty Gerdes*
1985 - Richard Knarr
1986 - Josephine Marshall*
1987 - Penny White
1988 - Josephine Marshall
1989 - Eugene D. Bowers Jr.*
1990 - Ronald Clopton
1991 - Stanley Szott
1993 - Herb Paugh
1994 - No Nominees 
1995 - Donald Holzemer
1996 - Anthony Iacono

1997 - Edward Galloway, APA, CIPA

1998 - Dianne Taylor

1999 - John Woods

2000 - None awarded
2001 - Diane Washe

2002 - Lisa A. Brien

2003 - Fred L. Lowry Jr.

2004 - Ray Fitchner

 

EUGENE D. BOWERS JR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The NSIPA Eugene D. Bowers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, leadership, and impact in the field of insurance premium audit. This distinguished award is selected by the NSIPA Board of Directors and is designed to recognize and celebrate a lifetime of significant contributions to the advancement and excellence of the insurance premium audit profession.

 

Criteria to be Considered:

1. Professional Excellence: The recipient must have exhibited a consistent and exceptional level of professionalism throughout their career in insurance premium audit and demonstrated excellence in conducting thorough and accurate premium audits, contributing to the integrity of insurance underwriting processes.

2. Leadership and Innovation: The recipient should have shown exemplary leadership qualities, inspiring and influencing others within the insurance premium audit community. Recognized for introducing innovative practices, technologies, or methodologies that have significantly contributed to the advancement of the profession.

3. Lifetime Commitment to NSIPA: The recipient must have a substantial history of active involvement and commitment to the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors (NSIPA), contributing to the growth, development, and promotion of NSIPA's mission and goals.

4. Educational Impact: The recipient should demonstrate contributions towards educating and mentoring others in the insurance premium audit field and development or promotion of educational programs that enhance the skills and knowledge of professionals in the industry.

5. Ethical Standards: The recipient must adhere to high ethical standards and integrity in all professional activities.

6. Impact on the Industry: Evidence of a lasting impact on the insurance industry through contributions that have improved processes, increased efficiency, or positively influenced industry practices.

The NSIPA Eugene D. Bowers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award is a reflection of a lifetime devoted to excellence, leadership, and positive influence in the insurance premium audit profession. The recipient should stand as a role model, inspiring future generations of insurance premium auditors.

To nominate a deserving auditor for this award, please complete the online Eugene D. Bowers Jr Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form at the link below. 

Prior Eugene D. Bowers Jr Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

(* denotes deceased)

2001 - Eugene Bowers Jr.* 
2002 - John Woods
2003 - Jim Marks
2004 - Ed Galloway
2005 - Eugene Bowers Jr.*
2009 - James J. Marks 
2013 - Eugene Bowers Jr. (Namesake)*
2014 - Roy B. "Skip" Taylor

2017 - Betty Gerdes*

2018 - Fred Lowry Jr

2019 - Sue Grover

2020 - Richard Pope
2021 - Jeanne Arnold*
2021 - Chris Wilkinson*

2022 - Kurt Lang

2023 - Eve Burnett

2024 - Jon Kovach

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

The NSIPA President’s Award is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of insurance premium audit, as well as a profound commitment to the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors (NSIPA). The recipient of this award is selected by the President of NSIPA.

Criteria to be Considered:

1. Contributions to NSIPA: The recipient must have made significant contributions to the mission  and goals of NSIPA. This could involve active participation in NSIPA events, committees, or initiatives that aim to enhance professional development and networking opportunities for members.

 

2. Ethical Standards: Integrity and adherence to ethical standards are paramount. The recipient must have maintained the highest ethical standards throughout their career, ensuring trust and credibility in the insurance premium audit profession.

3. Advocacy and Industry Impact: The recipient should have played a role in advocating for the insurance premium audit profession and making a positive impact on the industry. This could involve participation in industry associations, regulatory bodies, or other forums that influence and shape the profession.

The NSIPA President’s Award aims to recognize individuals who have not only excelled in their professional endeavors but have also significantly contributed to the growth and advancement of the insurance premium audit profession and NSIPA. The President of NSIPA carefully considers nominees based on the above criteria to select a worthy recipient who embodies the highest standards of excellence in the field.

Prior President's Award Recipients

(* denotes deceased)

1985 - Faye Styles
1988 - Eugene Bowers Jr.*
1990 - Jack White
1991 - T. Sidney Brown
1992 - Betty Gerdes*
1993 - Eugene Bowers Jr.
1994 - Larry Alderks
1996 - Antonio Gonzalez II
1997 - Kelly Crowell
1998 - Ray Fitchner
1999 - Mike Nahlovsky
2000 - Eugene Bowers Jr.* 

2001 - Edward Galloway 

2002 - J. Kelly Crowell

2003 - Bill Johnson2003 - Brad Feldman
2004 - Lisa Brien
2005 - Joan E. Lambert

 

Disclaimer:

NSIPA acknowledges that not all awards may be conferred each year. Award distribution is subject to various factors, including but not limited to the availability of deserving recipients, the quality of submissions, and the discretion of the selection committee. NSIPA reserves the right to withhold or limit the number of awards based on its assessment of the merit and appropriateness of nominations received. The decision of the selection committee is final, and NSIPA is committed to maintaining transparency in its awarding process.

2005 - J. Kelly Crowell
2006 - Scott B. Miller, CPCU, CIPA, APA
2007 - Mario Fiel
2008 - Sue Grover
2009 - James J. Marks, CPCU, CIPA, APA
2010 - Rick Kuharik
2011 - None Awarded
2012 - Matthew Logan
2013 - Scott Henning
2014 - Dale Sluzewski
2015 - John Dennis

2017 - Don Hughes

2018 - Jeanne Arnold*

2019 - Peter Falco

2020 - Stan Morrison
2021 - Nick Holdridge

2022 - Jon Kovach

2023 - Troy Welch

2024 - Kay Payer

2006 - Fred Lowry Jr.
2007 - Brad Feldman
2008 - Rick Kuharik
2009 - None Awarded
2010 - Sue Grover
2011 - Eugene Bowers Jr.*
2012 - John Dowdy
2013 - Debra Seiple
2015 - Sue Grover
2016 - Ed Galloway

2017 - Fred Lowry Jr.

2019 - John Dennis

2020 - Jeanne Arnold*
2021 - Brad Feldman

2022 - Salina Lau

2023 - Adrianne Sessions

2024 - Bob Montgomery

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