Welcome to the History section of the Cedar Valley Society of CPCU.

CPCU was founded in 1942.   Two years later the CPCU Society was created.  The Eastern Iowa Chapter territory, consisting of Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Dewitt, was formed in 1960.

In 1961, the goals of the Chapter were to promote a professional approach to insurance business and to promote sponsorship of insurance education.  Primarily the Chapter members strive for continual self-improvement, to contribute to the industry and find ways which would be a benefit to the general insuring public.

A joint meeting with the Des Moines Chapter was held in 1964 to discuss holding an “I” Day and inviting agents within a 50 mile radius.  That same year the Eastern Iowa CPCU Chapter had 17 students and IIA had 23 students, which was the largest Educational program offered in Cedar Rapids.  The Eastern Iowa CPCU Chapter presented the first scholarships, CPCU for $50 and IIA for $20.

The late 1960’s experienced membership decline and discussion that Davenport (Quad Cities), wanted to form their own Chapter.  During this time CPCU and CLU had their first joint meeting.

In 1970, due to limited space at Kirkwood Community College, CPCU and IIA classes were moved to United Fire Group in downtown Cedar Rapids.  In 1973, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Iowa City became the Cedar Valley Chapter.  The Eastern Iowa Chapter dismantled.  Quad Cities and Dewitt have formed their own Chapter.

The first woman to be elected to the board was in 1979.  At that time, the CPCU 7 class had 35 students, INS 21 class had 66 students and INS 23 class had 28 students enrolled.  Student fees are $30 for IIA and $50 for CPCU course. 

In 1989, the Cedar Valley CPCU Chapter had 84 members, of which 13 were women. 

In 2014, the newly renamed Cedar Valley Society CPCU Chapter boasts membership of 101, of which 30 are women.

In 2016, the Chapter gained 35 New Designees.

In 2017, the Chapter gained 4 New Designees, with a total of 117 members.

In 2018, the Chapter gained 10 New Designees, with a total of 115 members.


Past Presidents

2020 Jade Miner, CPCU

2019 Danielle Schmidt, CPCU

2018 Jeanne Kramer, CPCU

2017 Victoria Chase, CPCU

2016 Michael Fox, CPCU

2014-15 Leah Olson, CPCU

2013-14 Dawn Hayes, CPCU

2012-13 Steven Watters, CPCU

2011-12 Patricia Hoge, CPCU

2010-11 Steve Webb, CPCU

2009-10 Jaye Kasper, CPCU

2008-09 Jacqueline M Devine, CPCU

2007-08 Patricia Hoge, CPCU

2006-07 David L. Brooks, CPCU

2005-06 Daniel P. Huber, CPCU

2004-05 David L. Brooks, CPCU

2003-04 David G. Dennis, CPCU

2002-03 David C. Nicholas, CPCU

2001-02 Kurt Edward Feller, CPCU

2000-01 Michael J. Fox, CPCU

1999-00 Scott Morningstar, CPCU

1998-99 James Bouslog, CPCU

1997-98 Michael Sheeley, CPCU

1996-97 Carlton B. Johnson, CPCU

1995-96 Mike Bringolf, CPCU

1994-95 Peter M. Layden, CPCU

1993-94 Randy Ramlo, CPCU

1992-93 Charles T. Heins, CPCU

1991-92 Donald K. Flack Jr., CPCU

1990-91 Thomas M. Brickley, CPCU

1989-90 Harold A. Hagen, CPCU

1988-89 John A. Van De Voort, CPCU

1987-88 Gerald J. Houlihan, CPCU

1986-87 Onias E. Shifflett, CPCU

1985-86 Brian Baxter, CPCU

1984-85 Ann Klever, CPCU

1983-84 Philip D. Brooks, CPCU

1982-83 Norbert Brasser, CPCU

1981-82 Loren L. Coppock, CPCU

1980-81 John T. Anderson, CPCU

1979-80 Paul H. Darling, CPCU

1978-79 Not Available

1977-78 William R. Pendersen, CPCU

1976-77 Richard K. Cooper, CPCU

1975-76 Harry A. Hagen, CPCU

1974-75 Vernon H. Pooley, CPCU

1973-74 William Rinderknecht, CPCU

1972-73 Gerald D. Seidl, CPCU

1971-72 Gerald D. Seidl, CPCU

1970-71 Robert W. Nelson, CPCU       

1969-70 Riley N. Crawford, CPCU

1968-69 Riley N. Crawford, CPCU

1967-68 Scott McIntyre, Jr., CPCU

1966-67 John J. Fattig, CPCU

1965-66 Fred L. Bjornson, CPCU

1964-65 Riley N. Crawford, CPCU

1963-64 Howard A. Sohn, CPCU

1962-63 William L. Gallogly, CPCU

1961-62 William L. Gallogly, CPCU

1960-61 Bernard W. Moore, CPCU

1959-60 Not Available