The Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) named 10 industry professionals to its 2018-2019 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) class. The program increases participants’ knowledge of key policy issues and prepares them with the skills they need to be effective advocates for the crop insurance industry. All participants are employees of CIRB’s growing membership, which includes both crop insurance and reinsurance companies.
“The Emerging Leaders Program is an established curriculum that provides a great experience for professionals to learn how to tackle the challenges and opportunities facing federal crop insurance,” said Ron Rutledge, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Chairman. “CIRB has been leading the way with its advocacy and communications efforts in Washington, D.C. and it is essential to educate our rising leaders on best practices for the future.”
The 2018-2019 CIRB Emerging Leaders Program class includes: Chelsea Abrahamson, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Bryce Benson, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Kevin Boeckenstedt, Crop Risk Services, RJ Brinkmeyer, Farmers Mutual Hail, John Haldy, Guy Carpenter, Bret Keeler, ARMtech, Tracy Klever, Farmers Mutual Hail, Ryan Kramer, Farmers Mutual Hail, Cole Patrick, COUNTRY Financial, Amy Zeik, Rural Community Insurance Services.