New ARM Chairman Larry Johnson Challenges Members to Add Value

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With the completion of a two-year term by outgoing Chairman Ty Hopkins, Associated Risk Managers (ARM) has elected Larry Johnson its new Chairman, effective May 2006. Johnson will continue ARM's momentum as the industry's leading independent agency network, with plans to develop an ARM-first culture. "Every ARM agent should challenge and hold accountable their State Executives to be creative, aggressive, and build value," he says.

Currently Principal and Vice President of Universal Insurance Agency, Johnson's focus is on sales and management, which lends to his strengths as a leader for ARM. Since his company joined ARM of Oklahoma in 1988, Johnson has seen first-hand the growth of the ARM network, adding value particularly in the last few years. "State executives are continually working to identify new markets and opportunities" he explains. As a result, members’ agents can write new accounts and provide better quality products to existing clients.

Besides succeeding at his own agency, Johnson is accomplished as a long-time, active ARM member. Having served in several ARM leadership roles, he understands ARM operations and how value is distributed among members. In the early 1990s, he served as treasurer and president for ARM of Oklahoma and later held the same offices for ARM of Mid America. In 1995, he became a member of the National Board and has since held all executive committee positions.

Now as Johnson spearheads the ARM effort, he hopes to raise member agency confidence and encourage ongoing open dialog. "I envision a sense of shared responsibility," he says, "which will help ARM's growth and success. Every ARM agent should be comfortable in asking, why can't ARM do that?" Johnson is confident that the combined talents of the new 2006-2007 Board of Directors offer promising prospects for building ARM, including these members:

Chairman, Region 5: Larry Johnson

Vice Chairman, Region 3: Larry McSpadden

Immed. Past Chairman, Region 4: Ty Hopkins

Secretary/Treasurer, Region 2: Richard Simmons

Region 1: William McClure

Region 1: Michael Vogt

Region 3: Craig Payan

Region 3: John Karle

Region 4: Brenda Case

Region 5: Janet Rogers

Region 6: Mike Pierce

Region 7: Brian Roberts

ARM is the nation's foremost independent agency network, encompassing more than 400 agency members and representing $4+ billion annually in premium volume. For more information, contact Scott Spangler at ARM Partners (630) 285-4324. Strong as many. Powerful as one.

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