Officers & Directors

President

Heather Blevins

CPCU, AIC, AINS, AIS, SCLA, ITP

Contact: Linked In
Year of Designation: 2016
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Underwriting Project Coordinator
Education: BS Organizational Leadership- NSU, Master’s in Education
Interests: Travel, writing, social media, college football 

Treasurer

Jason Heissler

ACAS, CPCU

Year of Designation: 2014
Company: Country Financial
Position: Actuary
Education: BS in Actuarial Science, University of Illinois
Interests: Volleyball, Toastmasters

Secretary

Pamela Goerlich Findley

CPCU, AU, AINS

Contact: Linked In
Year of CPCU Designation:  2016
Company:  RLI Insurance Company
Position:  Product Manager
Education:  Bradley University - Actuarial Science
Interests: Gardening and scrapbooking

Past-President

Ken Bergeron

CPCU, FLMI, ARM, AIM, AIS, ACS

Contact: Linked In
Year of Designation: 2003
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Underwriting Team Manager
Education: Masters of Business Administration from Regis University
Interests: Travel, Sports, Reading, Mentoring

COE Director

Vickie Hodges

CPCU, CLU, AINS

Contact: Linked In
Year of Designation: 2000
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: P&C Underwriting Analyst
Education: BS in Management from Illinois State University
Interests: Volleyball, Traveling

Director at Large

Jason Albrecht

CPCU, CLU, FLMI, ChFC, AINS, AIC, AIC-M, AIRC, ACS, CRVPM II

Contact: Linked In
Year of Designation: 2002
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: P & C Actuarial - Policy Forms Analyst
Education: M.B.A Olivet College, Risk Management
Interests: Home Remodeling Projects, Woodworking, SCUBA, Hiking, being involved with Boy Scouts, and volunteering at my children's school

Director at Large

Carrie Albright

Contact: Linked In
Year of CPCU Designation:  2014
Company:  Allstate
Position:  Change Enablement Leader
Education: Masters of Organization Development and Change from Penn State and Bachelors of Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan
Interest: Camping, skiing, traveling

Director at Large

Shrima Karthik

CPCU, PMP

Contact: Linked In
Year of Designation: 2018
Company: Ernst & Young
Position: Insurance Technology Consultant
Education: MBS-MS in Finance
Interests: Youth Mentoring, Working Out, DIY projects, Hiking

Professional Development

Amy Cortese

CPCU (2007); CHFC (2012); CLU (2016); INS (1997)

Contact: Linked In
Year of Designation: 2007
Company: State Farm
Position: Enterprise Compliance and Ethics Manager
Education: Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration

Chapter Growth

Kelley Bott

CCEP, CLU, CPCU

Year of Designation: 2016
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Compliance Manager
Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Business Administration – Illinois State University

Member Events

Michelle Rushing

CPCU, CLU

Contact: Linked In
Year of Designation: 2004
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Technology Analyst
Education: B.S. Accounting & Insurance from Illinois State University
Interests: Sports, Shopping, Traveling

Social & Community Events

Diane Kidd

CPCU, CLU, ChFC

Contact:Linked In
Year of Designation:1994
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Technology Analyst
Education: Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University
Interests: Cooking, gardening, outdoor activities, reading

Membership

Jackie Mucci

CPCU, SCLA, API, AINS, AIC

Year of Designation: 2014
Company: Country Financial
Position: Supervisor of State Filing and Rate Testing
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University
Interests: Hanging out with my family, running

Technology

Eric Johnson

CPCU, CLU

Year of Designation:  2013
Company:  State Farm Insurance
Position:  Underwriting Analyst
Education:  Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Columbia College
Interests:  Sports, Travel, Cooking

Student Relations

Allison Stuepfert

CPCU, ChFC, AIM

Year of Designation: 2002
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Scrum Master,Eenterprise Technology
Education: B.A. Business from Illinois Wesleyan
Interests: Sports, Theater, Community Volunteering & Events, Gardening

Internal Affairs

Jim Jones

Contact: Linked In
Company: Illinois State University
Position: Director, Center For Insurance & Finance