Emerging Leaders Program Visits Washington DC for November Fly-In
The 2018-19 CIRB ELP class was in Washington D.C. this week for their November fly-in. The group took a tour of the Capitol, received advocacy training, and networked with members of the Crop Insurance Coalition Jen McPhillips (Marsh & McLennan Companies), Robbie Minnich (National Cotton Council) and Lauren Sturgeon (CoBank). They then met with several Congressional offices including that of Congressman Davis (R-IL), Senator Ernst (R-IA), and Senator Klobuchar (D-MN). Members of the group also met with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Roberts (R-KS) and received an update on the ongoing farm bill negotiations.
The Emerging Leaders Program is designed to equip up-and-coming professionals on key policy issues and prepare them to be effective advocates for the crop insurance industry. All participants are employees of CIRB’s growing membership, which includes crop insurance, AIPs and reinsurance companies, and brokerage groups.