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Tackling Innovation

June 25th, 2018

Challenge your role and make it more efficient.

Challenge long-standing assumptions by asking "why?"

Don't be afraid to fail.

This is just some of the professional advice offered by a group of insurance innovators at the Columbus CPCU Society Chapter's forum.

Dr. Jeff Sheen and Kyle Krumlauf from Grange Insurance joined Haley Smith from State Auto Insurance Companies, Yiem Sunbhanich from TNEDICCA and Andrew Farver from Westfield Insurance to discuss innovation and how the insurance industry is tackling it.

After the forum, the IIRC spent time with Sheen ....

Disruption is Coming

March 23rd, 2018

Innovators and innovation are everywhere in the insurance industry. Advancements such as drones, big data and artificial intelligence are disrupting the way we do business — and the way we communicate about insurance jobs to young people and career changers.

Insurance Innovators is a new video series designed to show off some of the often overlooked dazzle that lurks within insurance careers.


Just launched this month, Insurance ....

IIRC Year in Review

January 13th, 2018

In 2017, the IIRC continued building the talent pipeline as part of its mission. IIRC efforts have resulted in greater awareness among those most likely to benefit from opportunities within the industry. Here are the highlights… 


Renewing the IIRC Commitment

In April, Governor John Kasich stated, "We've got to put our foot on the gas. I know other states see our ....

The Insurance Collegiate Challenge: The Future of Insurance is in Good Hands

October 6th, 2017


If the secret to winning the Insurance Collegiate Challenge sounds similar to that of creating a successful insurance company, it's no coincidence. In fact, that's the purpose behind the inaugural event held Sept. 30 at Ohio Dominican University.

"We figured out how to collaborate as a group and make decisions that achieved predictability and steady growth for our company," explained Alec Wilkins, whose University of Akron team took top ....

New Competition Brings Real-World Education to Ohio’s Insurance Students

September 27th, 2017


COLUMBUS, OH – September 25, 2017 – The personal tragedies unleashed by hurricanes Harvey and Irma also illustrate the role the insurance industry has in rebuilding lives. And they underscore the need for a skilled workforce dedicated to helping people during their most vulnerable moments.

One example of how insurers are building that talent pipeline will occur Sept. 30 when teams of Ohio ....

A Commitment Renewed

August 23rd, 2017


Gov. John Kasich recently reconvened Ohio's property and casualty insurance CEOs to recognize their leadership over the past six years in fostering a talent pipeline for careers in insurance - and to challenge them to do more.

The governor noted that the Insurance Industry Resource Council (IIRC) has forged a unique partnership of industry, education and government leaders that has led to the establishment of insurance degree and certificate ....