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    RADICALLY DIFFERENT WORLD

RADICALLY DIFFERENT WORLD

Broken Glass RADICALLY DIFFERENT WORLD One woman’s journey from corporate life to independence By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Over the life of our Broken Glass series, we’ve heard plenty of horror stories about the discrimination women in the industry have endured. Topping the list must be what happened to Kelly Pappas, JD, CPCU, AIC, who spent almost 13 years with a large organization where she specialized in claims management and data

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    OF CIVICS AND SAUSAGE MAKING

OF CIVICS AND SAUSAGE MAKING

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy OF CIVICS AND SAUSAGE MAKING The Risk Retention Group expansion debate rallies industry groups This month’s column concerns a serious public policy issue in Congress, which concerns the business of insurance. But first, a rant about how the American education system fails to explain how the government works. Catch and release Sometimes, in my darkest moods, I want to direct a

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    FROM “INSURANCE GIRL” TO AGENCY OWNER

FROM “INSURANCE GIRL” TO AGENCY OWNER

Broken Glass FROM “INSURANCE GIRL” TO AGENCY OWNER Gaining credibility and respect in a “man’s world” By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU “If you blink, you might miss it.” That’s the cliché people use to describe any of the countless small towns that dot the American landscape, and tiny Corydon, Indiana, may be one of those towns. Tucked into the southernmost corner of the Hoosier State, Corydon achieved distinction as the site

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    HUMBLE, HUNGRY, AND SMART

HUMBLE, HUNGRY, AND SMART

HUMBLE, HUNGRY, AND SMART Will Hold brings a bold new vision to The National Alliance By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Over the years of my career, I’ve heard countless stories of how successful agency owners, company executives, and educators stumbled or were shoehorned into the insurance business, sometimes kicking and screaming. As an “insurance kid” myself, I admired my father but had no intention of trying to fill his highly polished

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    PATHWAY TO PERPETUATION

PATHWAY TO PERPETUATION

PATHWAY TO PERPETUATION New PIA program helps agency owners value their businesses and plan for succession By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU “Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?” Those lines, made famous in the 1969 debut album of the iconic rock group Chicago, are engraved in the brain of anyone who grew up in the era of Woodstock and the hippie culture. Among independent agency owners,

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