Officers & Directors

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

Treasurer

Jason Heissler

ACAS, CPCU

Contact: jason.heissler@countryfinancial.com

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

Secretary

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

Past President

Michael C Nibbelin

CPCU, ChFC, CLU, CPA, CMA

Contact: michael.c.nibbelin.g3wf@statefarm.com

Year of Designation: 2007
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Senior Research System Analyst
Education: Ph.D. from Florida State University
Interests: Analytics, Investments, Financial Planning
 

COE Director

Jacquie Bristow

CPCU, ChFC, AIM

Contact: jacquie.bristow.gccp@statefarm.com

Year of CPCU Designation: 2004
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Human Resources Services Center Manager
Education: B.A. Journalism from Indiana University

Director of Chapter Growth

Sherry Parker

CPCU

Year of Designation: 2000
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: P&C Underwriting Consultant
Education: BS in Sociology from California State University - Long Beach
Interests: Traveling across the US, Scrapbooking and watching my daughter (7) on her competitive swim team

Director of Professional Development

Aaron Kilgore

CPCU, ChFC, AINS, AIS

Contact: aaron.kilgore.hts5@statefarm.com

Year of Designation: 2004
Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Relationship Manager
Education: Masters of Business Administration from Illinois State University
Interests: outdoor activities, coaching, music, driving

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 Underwriter

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

Bret Eckberg

Company: State Farm Insurance
Position: Manager

Director at Large

Jeff Gendron

Company: Country Financial
Position: Sr. Product Development Consultant

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