News Release: 2022 Federated Insurance® Advisory Council Meeting

2022 Federated Insurance Advisory Council

2022 Advisory Council. Back row (left to right) Brad Strong, Tim Capps, Tim Whicker, Nick Lower, John Oncken, Blaine Bingham, Joel Long, and Michael Townsend. Second row, (left to right): Dave Szymanski, Hilary Haron, Kristine Cox, Bobby Sellers, Mike Kerr, Melissa Bradley, Camelia Clarke, William Kimbro, and Laura DiFilippo. Seated (left to right): Dave Frame, Mark Bernhard, Jeff Fetters, Randy VanderPloeg, and Jason Courter.

Industry Leaders Connect on Multiple Topics at 2022 Federated Insurance® Advisory Council Meeting

Eighteen business leaders recently gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona to participate in the 2022 Federated Insurance Advisory Council Meeting. This is the 32nd consecutive year of this meeting, which provided industry leaders the opportunity to discuss challenges facing their businesses.

On the first day, council members engaged in discussion on people, one of the most valuable assets a business has. The topics of customer service, employee recruiting, hiring, and retaining, along with how to train and develop future leaders, were explored in depth. In addition, risk management as our number one value was a major discussion point, along with introducing Federated DriveSAFESM telematics. The day ended by summarizing how to continue creating a thriving culture of risk management.

Day two consisted of talks on continuing the business culture for future generations through succession and estate planning, exploring the importance of determining how assets should be preserved, managed, and distributed now in case the unexpected were to occur. Discussions also revolved around risk management and technology, with a focus on cyber updates and tools to assist in security technology. Attendees also provided feedback and input on current and proposed product offerings.   

“Each year, our Advisory Council members contribute valuable insight that helps us deliver value to our clients,” reflected President and CEO of Federated Insurance, Mike Kerr. “What they bring is invaluable in helping to ensure industry-wide growth and success, and we appreciate their contributions to Federated’s culture.”


About Federated Insurance

Founded in 1904, Federated Insurance is a national insurance and risk management organization that serves the property, casualty, and life insurance needs of clients in select industries. The organization has more than 500 recommendations from state, regional, and national associations and buying groups and is rated A+ (Superior) by industry analyst A.M. Best®.

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 Lisa Hagenson
 Association Risk Management Services
 Federated Insurance Companies

Phone:  507-455-5118

Published Date:May 04, 2022

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