Connecting Statewide Leaders series to focus on insurance, finance in Fairfield

March 3, 2015

Media Advisory

Connecting Statewide Leaders series to focus on insurance, finance in Fairfield

Finance and insurance experts from across Iowa will gather in Fairfield on Thursday to discuss the state’s leading role in the insurance and finance industries as part of the Connecting Statewide Leaders discussion series, presented by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. 

Learn about the significant role Iowa companies play in these industries worldwide and about the important contributions these companies make to our state. 

Panelists include Amy Webber, a member of the Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Board of Directors; John Schumacher, Regional Vice President and Branch Manager at EMC Insurance Companies; Sean McTaggart, Vice President of Sales at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield; and TrueNorth President Duane Smith.

Connecting Statewide Leaders is a popular discussion series hosted in cities throughout Iowa that draws industry leaders and experts to discuss issues and industries important to the state and its communities.

This year, ABI has paired the Connecting Statewide Leaders series with its renowned Leadership Iowa program and is hosting discussions in the same cities visited by the 2014-15 Leadership Iowa class. 

Leadership Iowa will be in Fairfield on Thursday-Friday, March 5-6, to discuss economic development, insurance and finance.

While in Fairfield, the Leadership Iowa class will meet with Mayor Ed Malloy, Rustin Lippincott of the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, Adam Plagge of the Fairfield Economic Development Association and Iowa Economic Development Director Debi Durham. Leadership Iowa participants will also tour several local businesses and organizations, including the Maharishi University of Management and Cambridge Investment Research.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Connecting Statewide Leaders discussion at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., in Fairfield. To RSVP or learn more about Leadership Iowa’s other Fairfield events, please contact Emily Schettler at eschettler@iowaabi.org or 515-235-0571.

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