Itasca, IL (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
The Prairie State Insurance Cooperative (PSIC) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Executive Committee board, and the appointing of two new board members, growing the board from seven to nine members.
Dr. Julie Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business at the Kaneland Community Unit School District #302 and Thomas Akers, superintendent at Cambridge Consolidated Unit School District #227 have accepted the two newly created positions with PSIC.
The board expansion was in line with the goals set out by the PSIC board once it reached the 100-district-member benchmark, which occurred in September 2011. "The goal is to make the group as representative as possible, including small districts, larger districts, rural, urban and to represent the geographic differences of having school districts in northern, central and southern Illinois," says Robert Pegg, Marketing Director for Associated Risk Managers (ARM) of Illinois, which handles marketing efforts of the program.
Dr. Fuchs has been responsible for business and operations at Kaneland CUSD #302 for the past three years and a PSIC member district since 2009. She completed her undergraduate work at Illinois State University and received her doctorate in curriculum leadership from Northern Illinois University.
Thomas Akers carrier spans 20 years in education as a principal in Rock Falls, IL and for the last five years as the superintendent of the Cambridge Consolidated Unit School District #227. Tom and his wife Kelly live in the Cambridge area with their four children.
The PSIC program writes property and liability insurance, workers compensation coverage, school board liability, student accident coverage, pollution coverage, and treasurers bonds. Since 2006, ARM of Illinois has been offering the PSIC plan to Illinois public school districts. Now at 100 members, the program has become a model for self-administration of insurance and risk management for public schools. The program is administered by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
"We are pleased to have the added expertise that Dr. Fuchs and Mr. Akers bring to our board," says Pegg. "They will add a depth of understanding and a passion to our efforts that will only enhance what we've already accomplished."
About Prairie State Insurance Cooperative:
The Prairie State Insurance Cooperative (PSIC) is a protected, self-insurance risk management program that gives districts long-term stability in premiums, as well as broader coverages and increased limits. A specialized insurance & risk management program for public school districts in North, Northwest, Central and Southern Illinois, the PSIC offers several property, liability, and employee- and student-related coverage options. The program is administered by Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
About ARM of Illinois:
ARM of Illinois is the regional membership association serving member agencies in the state of Illinois, and is part of the national association of ARM.
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