This award goes to an individual in the risk management and insurance field, who has made significant industry contributions, has exceptional lifetime accomplishments, innovation, and has given time and talents to helping develop the next generation of risk management and insurance professionals. The overarching criteria for selecting this individual are:
Individuals who have engaged in humanitarian efforts, community service, civic engagement, and promotion of ethics.
Individuals who have contributed to industry through education, mentoring, promoting diversity, and leadership in professional organizations and trade associations.
Has performed well in his/her risk management and insurance career. Has been a life-long learner as demonstrated through continued professional education such as CPCU, CLU, and college degree programs.
**Examples of innovation in any of these areas will be given extra credit. Stories illustrating perseverance and leadership in the face of adversity are also given additional credit. An activity that an individual performed, was involved with, or had a particularly important and positive effect on the Midwestern region of the risk management and insurance industry would be given additional credit.**
To nominate an individual for this award, complete this form and fax it to (309)-438-7753.
Our 2016 Katie School Leadership Award Winner is Mark Willis. Formerly, Chairman of AIG Property & Casualty, United States and Canada. Mr. Willis an active, and the longest serving member of the Katie School Board of Insurance Executives joining the board in 1998. Mark has been instrumental in helping the Katie School to attract resources for recruiting and developing talent for the industry.