Officers & Directors

President

Jason Heissler

ACAS, CPCU

Contact: jason.heissler@countryfinancial.com

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

Treasurer

Ken Bergeron

CPCU, FLMI, ARM, AIM, AIS, ACS

Contact: ken.bergeron.lq8c@statefarm.com

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

Secretary

Heather Blevins

CPCU, AIC, AINS, AIS and SCLA

Contact: heather.blevins.slpw@statefarm.com

Year of Designation: 2016
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Organizational Change Analyst
Education: BS Organizational Leadership- NSU, Current Master’s in Education Student U of I
Interests: Travel, writing, social media, college football 

Past President

Nicole Shake

CPCU, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

Contact: nicole.shake@countryfinancial.com

Year of Designation: 2008
Company: Country Financial
Position: Senior Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Education: BS Actuarial Science, Illinois State University
Interests: Financial Planning, music, Football

COE Director

Bret Eckberg

Director of Professional Development

Amy Cortese

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

Contact: amy.cortese.gwxg@statefarm.com

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

Director of Chapter Growth

Currently Open Position

Director of Member Events

Michelle Rushing

CPCU, CLU

Contact: michelle.rushing.g3d8@statefarm.com

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

Director of Social & Community Events

Diane Kidd

CPCU, CLU, ChFC

Contact: diane.kidd.cvig@statefarm.com

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

Director of Chapter Visibility

Vickie Hodges

CPCU, CLU, AINS

Contact: vickie.hodges.bqei@statefarm.com

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 of Membership

Scott Homa

CPCU, AIM, AU, AIC

Contact: shoma@pekininsurance.com

Year of CPCU Designation:  2011

Company:  Pekin Insurance

Position:  Commercial Lines Training Specialist

Education:  BA Business Management/Computer Science from North Central College, Naperville IL.

Director of Student Relations

Allison Stuepfert

CPCU, ChFC, AIM

Contact: allison.stuepfert.hrp4@statefarm.com

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

Director of Internal Affairs

Jim Jones

Contact: Jjones@ilstu.edu

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

Director at Large

Eric Johnson

CPCU, CLU

Contact: eric.johnson.svll@statefarm.com

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

Director at Large

Josh Storrs

CPCU, CHFC

Contact: josh.storrs.qtud@statefarm.com

Year of Designation: 2015
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Software Developer
Education: B. S. Computer Information Systems, Northwestern State University
 

Director at Large

Pamela Goerlich Findley

CPCU, AU, AINS

Contact: pam.goerlichfindley@rlicorp.com

Year of CPCU Designation:  2016

Company:  RLI Insurance Company

Position:  Product Manager

Education:  Bradley University - Actuarial Science