2021 Applied Client Network Award Winners
Each year, the members of Applied Client Network have an opportunity to nominate their peers and recognize dedicated volunteers who continue to add value to our community. Here are the 2021 Award Winners.
Bill McNulty Chapter Volunteer of the Year: Kevin Crow, Large Agents Alliance President, Kapnick Insurance
Kevin is the president for the Large Agent Alliance chapter and has done a tremendous job leading this chapter and keeping this chapter active and growing. The Large Agent Alliance Chapter has held a series of three-day chapter meetings and regularly partners with Applied Systems presenters that helps further strengthen ACN’s relationship with Applied.
2021 Committee Volunteer of the Year: Collin Passman, Networking Committee – Chapters Chair, Signature B&B Companies
Collin is the co-chair for the Networking Committee and has helped oversee the chapters and membership initiatives. He also served on the Applied Net Commercial Lines and Insure Connectivity tracks under the Education Committee and assisted in the Board of Directors nomination process for the Governance Committee. He has done an amazing job leading his peers during this time.
Chapter of the Year: Maine
Chapter President: Ashley Campbell
Jasmyn Rose, Stacy Johansen, Dawn Post, Suzanne Strachan
Over the last year, the Maine chapter has taken strides to increase visibility and credibility for both the Applied Client Network, and for their local chapter. They created a Facebook page to invite members and other peers and colleagues in the insurance industry. The more people that know about the local chapter, the more people we hope will join us for future meetings and become members of our chapter themselves.
The Maine Chapter also secured a virtual presence at the state insurance convention as a vendor. Our name, what we do, and how others can join went out to ALL participants of the local convention. Maine has over 100 independent agencies as a part of the local association, and they all had access to learn about ACN during the annual convention. This chapter is also partnering with the state insurance association to bring a continuing education class to upcoming chapter meetings that will bring non-members and even non-Applied users to chapter meetings.
Most Improved Chapter: South Dakota
Chapter President: Trudi Mofle
Jennifer Raymond, Whitney Tapken, Beth Wahl, Jenny Doerr, Tamara Even
Everyone has gone through some challenges when dealing with COVID-19, but that did not stop the South Dakota Chapter from pressing on and moving in a positive direction of growth and commitment. By understanding how difficult COVID-19 has been for everyone, they worked to ensure everyone felt they belonged and had a constant during an unknown time. The South Dakota Chapter offered training at no cost to chapter users, allowing our chapter members to have the opportunity to attend training. Officers made sure to reach out to new members by calling and emailing invites for them to participate in in chapter meetings and trainings. Understanding the importance of inclusion during a time that was very isolating to some was essential to their growth and membership engagement.