Communication Committee

The Communications and Marketing Committee implements the communication strategy developed by Applied Client Network and the Board of Directors spreading the message of Applied Client Network to all members and the communities in which Applied Client Network works.

Dawn Augustine, Teague Insurance Agency Inc ( La Mesa, CA) -- Chair 
Geoff Dunn, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers ( Hamilton, ON) -- Board Liaison 
Sonia L. Merz, First Insurance Group ( Defiance, OH) -- Board Liaison 
Clint Nesmith, Thomas & Farr Agency Inc ( Monroe, LA) -- Committee Member 
Collin Passman, The Signature B&B Companies ( Garden City, NY) -- Committee Member 
Michelle Somberg, Nielson Hoover & Company Inc ( Miami Lakes, FL) -- Committee Member 
Becky Stavast, Bulkley Valley Ins Services Ltd ( Smithers, BC) -- Committee Member 

Core Chapters Committee

The Core Chapters Committee is charged with enhancing  the communication between the Applied Client Network operating committees and the chapter leaders. Members of the Chapters Committee volunteered to be chapter representatives to each of the other committees with the purpose of serving as the voice of the chapters and the conduit for information back to the chapter leaders and the Chapters Committee.

Lori Chaput, Partners Insurance Group ( Swansea, MA) -- Chair 
Kimberly Champion, Associated Comm Brokers Inc ( Fairfield, CT) -- Vice Chair
Patty Andree, Johnson Insurance Services ( Racine, WI) -- Committee Member 
Gail Dunne, Millennium Alliance Group LLC ( Syosset, NY) -- Committee Member 
Lisa Gramling, Woodstock Insurance Inc ( Woodstock, VT) -- Committee Member 
Joe L. Pratts, Hoffman Brown Company ( Sherman Oaks, CA) -- Committee Member 
Tracy Velasquez, Upshaw Insurance Agency Inc ( Amarillo, TX) -- Committee Member 
Debra Ferrone, Hallberg Commercial Insurers (Oak Brook, IL)  -- Committee Member 
Laura Hill, Marsh Canada LTD (Kitchener, ON) -- Committee Member

Education Committee

The Education Committee promotes dynamic continuing education and knowledge through resources, programs and products that enhance and drive agency/brokerage profitability and value.

Wendy J Mills, Medical Society of VA Insurance Agency ( Richmond, VA) -- Chair
Joe Pratts, Hoffman Brown Company ( CITY) – Vice Chair
Theresa Clayton, RiskSOURCE® Clark-Theders ( Cincinnati, OH) -- Board Liaison 
Kerrie Koestner, Farrell Backlund Ins Agcy Inc ( Taunton, MA) -- Board Liaison 
Deb Alt, Ansay & Associates ( Port Washington, WI) -- Committee Member  
Melissa Bachman, Berends Hendricks Stuit Ins (Grandville, MI) – Committee Member
Barbara Cave, Consolidated Insurance Services (Paris , TN) – Past Chairman
Brenda Davis, Alliant Insurance Services Inc (San Diego, CA) – Committee Member
Diane Dudek, The Loomis Company (Wyomissing, PA) – Committee Member
Kristen Goodwin, Kemner Iott Benz (Adrian, MI) – Committee Member
Karla Ott, AAA Washington (Bellevue, WA) – Committee Member
Collin Passman, The Signature B&B Companies (Garden City, NY) – Committee Member
Marlene Shepherd, Snyder Insurance Agency (Bloomington, IL) – Committee Member
Sondra Stein, Hylant (Toledo, OH) – Committee Member
Darcy Waddell, Applied Systems (University Park, IL) – Applied Systems Liaison
Lorrie Zemanek, MidWestOne Insurance Serv, Inc (Oskaloosa, IA) – Committee Member

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee’s charge is to oversee Association financial affairs and the annual financial statement audit. The Board Treasurer serves as Chair of this committee.

Brian Langerman, Applied Client Network ( Chicago, IL) -- Applied Client Network Executive Director 

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee provides guidance to the Applied Client Network Board of Directors and CEO to assure the Applied Client Network’s bylaws protect both the rights of the Applied Client Network membership and the Board’s ability to govern the organization.

Gene Paxton, BancFirst Insurance Services ( Tulsa, OK) -- Chair 
Ryan Murdie, The Northwoods Corporation ( Williamsville, NY) -- Committee Member 
Peggy Stoneman, Brown & Brown Insurance Agency of VA ( Richmond, VA) -- Committee Member 
Tom Taylor, Tom Taylor Insurance Brokers ( Tacoma, WA) -- Committee Member 
Vicky R Tuten, Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance ( Cincinnati, OH) -- Committee Member 

Industry Solutions Committee

The Industry Solutions Committee coordinates the resources of Applied Client Network to manage future trends and raise awareness. The committee encourages implementation of technology and workflows that drive positive growth in value and profitability for Applied Client Network agencies/brokerages through education, outreach and advocacy. The committee functions in a cooperative effort with the Education and Communication and Marketing Committees.

Hanna Ogle, Watkins Insurance Group ( Austin, TX) -- Chair 
Geoff Dunn, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers ( Hamilton, ON) -- Board Liaison 
Edgar Higgins, Thousand Islands Agency ( Clayton, NY) -- Board Liaison 
Aaron Rich, Everett B. Rich Agency ( Lyme Center, NH) -- Board Liaison 
Brian Bartosh, Top O' Michigan Insurance Agy ( Alpena, MI) -- Committee Member 
Mark Harrison, NBT-Mang Insurance Agency ( Norwich, NY) -- Committee Member 
Casey Hearring, Schultheis Insurance Agency Inc. ( Evansville, IN) -- Committee Member 
Cyndi Tullos, SouthGroup Insurance & Financial Services LLC ( Ridgeland, MS) -- Committee Member 

LEAD Committee

The LEAD (Leadership Education, Advancement, and Development) Committee coordinates recruitment, training, assessment, and ongoing recommendations to enhance the quality and viability of current and future association leadership.

Robin Deatherage, Charles Lunsford Sons & Assoc ( Roanoke, VA) -- Chair 
Karla J. Myers, FIFS ( Telford, PA) -- Vice Chair 
Amber Bosma, Prins Insurance Inc ( Sanborn, IA) -- Board Liaison 
Stuart S Durland, Seely & Durland ( Warwick, NY) -- Committee Member 
Casey Hearring, Schultheis Insurance Agency Inc. ( Evansville, IN) -- Committee Member 
Edgar Higgins, Thousand Islands Agency ( Clayton, NY) -- Committee Member 
Jan Johnson, TCI Insurance ( West Fargo, ND) -- Committee Member 
Kevin MacDonald, McSweeney & Ricci Ins Agy Inc ( Braintree, MA) -- Committee Member 
Jennifer Malone, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency ( Carrollton, TX) -- Committee Member 
Lisa Parry Becker, William B Parry & Son Ltd ( Langhorne, PA) -- Committee Member 
Ric Tucker, J A Mariano Agency ( Rosenhayn, NJ) -- Committee Member 

Member Relations Committee

The Member Relations Committee is charged with the overall mission to foster a strong relationship between Applied Client Network and its members.

Jan Johnson, TCI Insurance (West Fargo, ND) -- Chair
Lori Heemstra, Berends Hendricks Stuit Ins (Grandville, MI) -- Vice Chair
Kirk Morschauser, Ademino & Associates Inc (Kimberly, WI) - Committee Member
Gene Paxton, BancFirst Insurance Services (Tulsa, OK) -- Committee Member 
Deborah Amstutz, SourceOne Group (Fort Wayne, IN) -- Committee Member
Joe Pratts, Hoffman Brown Company, (Sherman Oaks, CA) --Committee Member
Karen Moss, Libertate Insurance, LLC, (Orlando, FL) -- Committee Member
Pam Leat, The Insurance Center, (Winner, SD) -- Committee Member
Patty Andree, Johnson Insurance Services, (Racine, WI) -- Committee Member
Sonia Merz, First Insurance Group, (Defiance, OH) -- Board Liaison
Tommy Dies, Bryan Insurance Agency, (Graham, TX) -- Committee Member
Jim Jansen, Prins Insurance, Inc., (Sanborn, IA) -- Committee Member

Product Advisory Committee 

The Product Advisory Committee (PAC) is committed to providing Applied Systems end user resource for inputs and feedback to ensure continuous advancement in the agency management software applications.

Christine Horne, Bankers Insurance ( Staunton, VA) -- Chair 
Aurora Burg, Maury Donnelly & Parr ( Baltimore, MD) -- Board Liaison 
Aaron Rich, Everett B. Rich Agency ( Lyme Center, NH) -- Board Liaison