Interest Groups

Engage with risk management and insurance industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and motivated professionals who specialize in your core interests and job functions. The Society’s eight special interest groups enable you to:

  • Expand specific, technical skills through webinars, events and other resources
  • Advance critical career skills through mentoring, coaching, and volunteering
  • Grow your personal and professional network
Not yet involved with an Interest Group?  Find out more by connecting with any of the Chairs or Vice Chairs below.  Click on their name to connect with them through our member-only online community, INteract.  Not a current CPCU Society Member?  Email member resources to learn more.   

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CPCU Society Interest Groups

Agent & Broker Interest Group

The Agent & Broker Interest Group provides resources for the pursuit and exchange of information centered on the underwriting discipline.  Our goal is to offer pertinent cutting-edge information of interest to all insurance and financial services professionals via newsletters, webinars, annual meeting seminars, and social media.  Whether online or in-person, you’ll often see our content focused on “How to sell like a CPCU.”

Chair: Gabriela Dominguez
Vice Chair: Clinton Smith

Claims Interest Group 

The Claims Interest Group is an active and inclusive community of claims-focused professionals who support the personal and professional development of our members. This includes peer mentorship, knowledge sharing and the development of publications, webinars, and seminars that speak to the array of claims related topics which are impacting the insurance industry.
Chair: Rosario LaRocca

International Insurance Interest Group 

The International Insurance Interest Group, popularly known as the 3iG, is among the CPCU Society’s most active interest groups (IGs). It consists of a large, active leadership with members from countries around the world. Its mission continues to be to “increase awareness of the international perspectives of insurance and risk.” Driven by that goal, the 3iG has played a significant role in making contacts and assisting with the formation of several international chapters, as well as in helping to create informal, international developmental groups.

Chair: Glenn Harris
Vice Chair: Martin Ridgers

Legal & Regulatory Interest Group

The courtroom, the classroom, and the conference room; these are among the many places you will likely find members of the CPCU Society’s Legal & Regulatory Interest Group. Members of the Legal & Regulatory Interest Group share a commitment to the pursuit and application of sophisticated technical knowledge in the fields of risk and insurance, the surrounding legal environment, and the federal and state regulatory insurance arena. We encourage our members to participate by presenting and joining educational sessions at In2Risk, where we host the always popular “Mock Trial” and “Game On” sessions. We also encourage members to publish articles in Insights and other industry journals, and contribute to the growing number of webinars offered by the CPCU Society.
Chair: Laura Panesso
Vice Chair: Michael Lengel

Professional Growth & Development Interest Group

The Professional Growth & Development (PG&D) Interest Group provides programs and resources for members who strive to be their best through professional growth and development. We are dedicated to furthering professionalism within our industry, encouraging continued professional development, and increasing public awareness of the value of the CPCU designation and the CPCU Society’s commitment to the highest standards of ethical behavior and continual learning. PG&D Interest Group also provides members with the opportunity and resources to become mentors by connecting CPCUs looking for guidance with others who have been there before and are looking to give back. Whether you are a CPCU looking for a mentor, looking to be a mentor, or both, you have come to the right place!
Chair: Victor Foggie
Vice Chair: JoAnn Pickel

Reinsurance & Excess Surplus Lines Interest Group

The Reinsurance and Excess Surplus Lines Interest Group is a networking, learning, and professional development community of insurance professionals involved in either the non-admitted excess and surplus lines (E&S) market, the admitted specialty lines market, or those working in the reinsurance field. We provide ongoing learning opportunities relevant to our members and produce live sessions, webinars, and articles on current topics. Members of this Interest Group are encouraged to actively participate by suggesting timely webinar topics, contributing to our forum, joining the IG committee, and more. Don’t miss our annual Reinsurance and Excess Surplus Lines Virtual Symposium each spring!

Chair: Glenn Leung
Vice Chair: Eric Hubicki

Risk Management & Loss Control Interest Group

The Risk Management and Loss Control Interest Group imparts knowledge, information, and expertise on risk management and loss control subjects. We act as a risk management and loss control resource for those inside and outside of the CPCU community. We also promote networking opportunities to develop a community of those interested in risk management and loss control within the Society and encourage ethical behavior in all business transactions.  The Risk Management & Loss Control Interest Group is very active in coordinating webinars based on emerging trends and encourages you to get involved and share your expertise.

Chair: Shane Leger
Vice Chair: Julie Sealey

Underwriting Interest Group

The Underwriting Interest Group provides pertinent, cutting edge information of interest to all insurance and financial services professionals in our industry. We are actively involved with CPCU Society programming; contributing to Insights (the Society’s professional journal) and developing relevant webinars and seminars. Whether you have an agency, or a company focus, work in underwriting or claims, or are a provider or purchaser, our team will help you meet colleagues and learn about all aspects of insurance - both professionally and personally. We extend you a sincere “Welcome!"

Chair: Dar Beachy
Vice Chair: Brian Schmidt