2017 Regional Award Winners - March 9-10, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA

E.C. Smith Jr. Memorial Award for Safety
Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Jeffrey Nordhaus Memorial Award for Education
Insurance Associates of Fresno

Roy Pasini Memorial Award for Public Relations
Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals

Association of the Year Award
No Submissions - :-(

Member of the Year
Lauri Oakden, RWCS, CRIS, CLP, CIIP - Las Vegas Insurance Professionals

Region VIII Hall of Fame Award
Carleen Armstrong - South Bay Association of Insurance Professionals

Region VIII RVP Recognition Award
Alison Holmes, AIS, AINS, CPIW, DAE, CLP - Insurance Associates of Fresno

Region VIII Distinguished Service Award
Lauri Oakden, RWCS, CRIS, CLP, CIIP - Las Vegas Insurance Professionals


Award winners in the following categories will represent Region VII at the National Convention and compete against other Regional winners for the National Awards

Young/New Professional of the Year
Dawn Manzano, CISR - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Claims Professional of the Year
Jaqueline Stein, Esq. - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Client Service Professional of the Year
Kathleen Shumate, ARM, CIIP, DAE - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Insurance Professional of the Year
Alison Holmes, AIS, AINS, CPIW, DAE, CLP - Insurance Associates of Fresno (Won the National Award June 2017)

Professional Underwriter of the Year
No eligible applicants

Rookie of the Year
Helen Yang, CLP  - Insurance Professionals of Los Angeles (Won the National Award June 2017)

Risk Manager of the Year
Cathi Marx, ALCM, COSS, CHS-V, COSM - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals

Confidence While Communicating (CWC):
Winner:  Mark Coberly - Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals
Runner up:  Steven Wasylkiw, CPCU, CRM, Are, ASLI, AIS - San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals