AZ Spotlight is a platform to learn more about fellow Arizona CPCU’s and spotlight their achievements within our chapter and throughout the insurance industry!
Our AZ Spotlight is Lamont D. Boyd, CPCU, AIM
Lamont received his CPCU designation in 1990 and has served nationally as Chair of the Information Technology Interest Group and the Underwriting Interest Group. At the request of CPCU Society leadership, Lamont developed the CPCU Society’s Student Program, which has brought over 200 Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Studies students to the Annual Meeting over the past decade. In 2016, Lamont was recognized by the CPCU Society for his volunteer leadership activities as the recipient of the Richard A. Gerrond Memorial Award. At the Chapter level, Lamont has served as VP, Public Relations for the Golden Gate Chapter and as Director of Candidate/Career Development/Student Engagement for the Arizona Chapter and was honored to receive the Arizona Chapter’s “Light the Way” award in honor of Clay Hopkins in 2014.
We caught up with Lamont for a short interview...
- Where do you work and what’s your current role?
I am Director, Insurance Market Scores and Analytics for FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation).
- In what ways has the CPCU designation/society made an impact in your professional/personal life?
The CPCU designation has opened many doors to new, greater opportunities. In fact, FICO sought me out nearly 25 years ago to help develop their insurance division, specifically because of my active involvement in the CPCU Society.
- What are some ideas to engage, retain, and grow the AZ CPCU chapter?
Our Chapter sets itself apart from most other Chapters, by making a strong effort in each of those areas, but there is always room for improvement. My thought is that the earlier and more regularly we engage with CPCU Candidates and New Designees, the better our opportunity to grow the Arizona Chapter. Coordinated efforts with CPCU National, the CPCU Society Interest Groups, and our own very important CPCU Champions are critical to strengthening our educational growth messages.
- What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I received an award in high school for my part in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (which explains a lot). My wife, Kay, and I are active hikers (See above photo of a great hike north of our home in Munds Park).
- How can we stay up to date with you and your career?
By following me on LinkedIn
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