Malvern, PA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014
Barbara Baurer received The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Annual Convention, held September 21 to 24 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Candidates for the 2014 Griffith Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award were selected by The Griffith Foundation Leadership Council, which includes insurance leaders, executives and academics. This year’s winner was recognized for exemplary commitments to education and for her support of the missions of The Griffith Foundation and NAMIC.
Baurer, of Miner, Illinois, currently serves as chief operating officer for COUNTRY Financial. She holds a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Since joining COUNTRY Financial in 1977, Baurer has worked in various positions within the company’s property-casualty and information services sectors.
Over the years, Baurer has furthered her insurance education by earning the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations. She also serves as chair of the advisory board for Eastern Illinois University College of Business and is a board member for The Institutes and the United Way of McLean County, Illinois. Baurer has been recognized for her numerous contributions to the industry over the years. Recently, she was inducted into the Illinois State University College of Business Hall of Fame and received The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award.
“We are grateful for Barbara’s service and pleased to present Barbara with this award,” said Charles Chamness, NAMIC chief executive officer. “Barbara is a dedicated professional whose efforts have had a beneficial impact on the missions of The Griffith Foundation and NAMIC. She truly cares about the improvement of our industry.”
For more information about the 2014 Griffith Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award winners, visit http://www.griffithfoundation.org/LAA.
About The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, an affiliate of The Institutes, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, nonadvocacy, educational organization that provides risk management and insurance education for students and public policymakers. The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. For more information, visit http://www.GriffithFoundation.org.