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May 2016

Dallas Chapter

The CPCU Society is a

community of insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education.

Get Involved!

The Dallas Chapter is looking for volunteers.

Whether you want to network with others or further develop your leadership skills, we'd love to hear from you.

Email us or reach out at the next luncheon meeting to see how you can get involved!



President's Note

Since our last chapter luncheon, the state of Texas has endured an eventful spring with severe thunderstorms, hail, and flooding that has caused billions of dollars' worth of damage and tens of thousands of weather-related claims.

Many of our members are among the first responders called in to help our policyholders get back on their feet after a loss. Make no mistake that our industry is responsible for restoring people's lives after a claim. Sometimes it's easy to think about a car as just a car; but for most people it's their way to get to work and provide for their family. A house is not just a piece of property, it's someone's home to raise their family. It's this service to our policyholders that sets our industry apart and one that I'm proud to represent.

Jeff Ambrose Chapter President

In this spirit of service, our chapter was proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament hosted by the Associate Board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. The Tournament raised almost $50,000 to support local charities

Our next chapter event is our annual Joint Meeting with DFW RIMS. The Keynote Speaker will be EWI Re Senior Vice President Scott Uhl who will be providing a timely analysis of emerging D&O risks in the oil, gas, and energy sectors.

Inside this issue:

We are excited to see our RIMS colleagues and hear Scott's unique perspective on the challenges facing the D&O market in the oil, gas, and energy sector.

May Luncheon Meeting 2 Please check our website for additional event information and to register. Also, please make

sure to `Save the Date' for our upcoming Dallas CPCU Cyber Symposium on October 20th at


2 the Prestonwood Country Club.

Countdown to Hawaii

Dallas CPCU Cyber Symposium

2 As always, please email me at jambrose@ if you have any questions or suggestions for how we can serve you better.

2 We look forward to seeing everyone on May 17th

2016 Chapter Officers

Chapter Volunteers Needed

3 Best Regards,

Jeff Ambrose, CPCU 4 Dallas Chapter President

Chapter/Event Pictures 5-6

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May Luncheon Meeting Preview

Scott Uhl is Senior Vice-President of EWI Re, Inc.'s Specialty Casualty E&S division, a wholesale and co-brokerage insurance intermediary with risk consulting capabilities. Scott will be our keynote speaker at the Luncheon meeting on May 17. This will also be our annual joint meeting with RIMS. To register, access the Dallas Chapter website .

Save-the-Date: Upcoming Chapter Events

Below is a list of remaining events in 2016. Be sure to save the dates. June Luncheon (Speaker TBD: Tuesday, June 21st) September Social Event at Main Event Plano (Wednesday, September 7th; Details to follow) Cyber Symposium on Thursday, October 20th

Countdown to Hawaii

We're looking forward to the 2016 Annual Meeting in Hawaii on September 17th-20th! To date, over 7,000 insurance professionals have completed their CPCU designation in 2016 The cut-off to be a 2016 New Designee is July 1st. Time is running out to join us in Hawaii!

Dallas CPCU Cyber Symposium

The Dallas Chapter will be holding a full day in-depth educational symposium covering the emerging risk of Cyber Liability on October 20th at the Prestonwood Country Club. Educational sessions will include a morning panel of industry experts discussing important topics impacting the cyber risk market and a choice of afternoon educational sessions for attendees to expand their cyber risk knowledge. Presentations will be filed for CE credit. Additional event and registration details will be sent out soon.

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Meet Your 2016 Chapter Officers

President: Jeff Ambrose, Kemper ? jambrose@ President-Elect: Kristen Schmiedel, Liberty Mutual Insurance ? Kristen.Schmiedel@ Vice President: Theresa Fabela, EWI Re, Inc. - tfabela@ Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Thomas, Patterson & Associates - dan.thomas@

Board Members:

Stephanie Doss, State Farm Jane Damon, Willis of Texas Wallace Eason, State Farm Joyce Woodward, State Farm Shellie Filkins, Fireman's Fund Anita Meurer, HUB International

Dallas Chapter Volunteers Needed

The Chapter is in need of several good volunteers: Meeting Registration Assistance Handle onsite meeting registration and payments Chapter CE Coordinator Responsible for ensuring the proper filing of TX CE credit for Dallas CPCU event speakers Cyber Symposium Group Event planning of the Dallas CPCU Cyber Symposium on October 20th For additional information or to volunteer please contact Chapter President Jeff Ambrose (jambrose@)

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Pictures from March Luncheon Meeting

Jeff Ambrose CPCU, keynote speaker

Kristen Schmiedel and Anita Meurer with Chelsea Owen, winner of our gift

card drawing!

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CPCU Society Leadership Summit

Wallace Eason, Kristen Schmiedel and Theresa Fabela (not pictured) represented the Dallas Chapter at the CPCU Society Leadership

Summit in San Antonio in April 2016. They interacted with other CPCU Society mem-

bers from across the country.

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