President's Message - February 2018

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:09

According to LinkedIn, 85% of all jobs are filled via networking – 85%!  That’s an extraordinary statistic when you think about it, but when you examine your own career, I bet you’ll discover that you’ve attained your jobs through a network of colleagues and friends too. 

Our Arizona CPCU Society Chapter is a prime conduit for upward movement (or to assist others with their career growth).  I’m proud to be a part of this Chapter and thankful as it has been instrumental in my own career.

Prior to attaining my CPCU designation in 2014, I had been in the insurance industry for nearly 15-years and, with only Operations as my background, was struggling to breakthrough to the career path I’d been dreaming of for many years.  Enter an insurance, and Arizona CPCU Society Chapter, legend in Rick Jones and a terrific friend in Brent Dohogne.

Both, Rick and Brent, encouraged me to attain my CPCU and that adventure has changed the course of my career.  I thoroughly loved my Operations experience within the insurance industry, but I was yearning for something a little different.  My CPCU designation and our Arizona Chapter, in particular, changed all of that.  It put me in front of our Chief Underwriting Officer, AVP of Underwriting and several other executives from across my organization.  That exposure allowed me the opportunity to show my abilities and led to several promotions (and key company project assignments) over the course of the past few years.  Now, I’m fully entrenched on the “business side of the house” with responsibility for nearly 21% of annual premiums for the Company.

Please, do not miss out on your career altering opportunity!  Renew your membership today and get involved in a terrific Chapter.  My story is by no means unique for this chapter as it has served as a platform for success for over 60-years.  Just last year, I encountered multiple people who made connections at one of our events and it led to new jobs – trust me, it’s happening on a consistent basis.

Not to mention, there’s a lot of opportunity to have fun.  I’ll be discussing all the ongoing activities of the Chapter in future messages, but first-up is the Spring Training game.  Click the link below to purchase tickets and remember, you will not be able to participate without being an active member – Renew Your Membership Today!


Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:40pm

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
7555 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Limited to 2 tickets ($15 each) per member.  Tickets will be distributed at the February and March luncheons, so you must be present at one of those events to obtain your ticket(s).

Jeremy Vick

Arizona CPCU Society Chapter President

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