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Promotions & Appointments
Mike Foy Becomes NetVU Chairman of the Board
Michael J. Foy, president of Foy Insurance Group, Exeter, New Hampshire, is now chairman of the board of the Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU). Foy served as chairman-elect of NetVU this past year and replaces outgoing chairman Brent Rineck, CPCU, CLU, ChFC. Rineck will serve as an ex-officio member of the board and chairman of the NetVU Conference Steering Committee. Joe Clabaugh, senior group manager with The Cincinnati Insurance Company, becomes the chairman-elect.
Foy has had many volunteer roles at NetVU, including working on the Ideas initiative to encourage collaboration between NetVU members and Vertafore product managers. An active participant in industry technology forums, he has served on insurance company advisory boards and on various committees with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America.
He joined his family-owned property-casualty agency in 1979. The agency has 12 locations in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and South Carolina, and a combined staff of over 100 employees.
“I look forward to working with the NetVU Board, Vertafore leadership and our carrier partners to advance the use of technology for the betterment of our industry,” Foy said. “NetVU is truly a community of users. I know that by working together, we can make a big difference in the lives of our members and their clients.”
Foy said NetVU will continue to focus on what it does best: advocacy on behalf of Vertafore users, world-class education and networking opportunities through chapters, committees, conferences and its online forum, NCOM. “In the coming year, we’ll be working on our strategic goals of increasing member engagement, enhancing the user experience, and recruiting and developing enthusiastic volunteers and staff.”
In particular, Foy said he would continue NetVU’s efforts to improve communication with Vertafore’s leadership and promote the Ideas initiative to spur product enhancements that benefit all Vertafore users.
Foy said working with industry leaders to find solutions to ease new cybersecurity requirements, such as multi-factor authentication, will also be a top priority.
Here is a complete list of the 2018-’19 NetVU Board of Directors:
- Mike Foy, Chairman of the Board, Foy Insurance Group, Exeter, New Hampshire
- Joe Clabaugh, Chairman-Elect, The Cincinnati Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Carl R. Schlotman III, CPCU, CIC, Secretary/Treasurer, CAI Insurance Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Brent Rineck, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, Ex-Officio, ABD Insurance and Financial Services Inc., San Mateo, California
- Jim Dahoney, Member at Large, Marshall & Sterling Inc., Poughkeepsie, New York
- Dean Giem, CIC, Member at Large, Security First Insurance Agency, Littleton, Colorado
- Michelle Hoffert, Member at Large, Lanier Upshaw Inc., Lakeland, Florida
- Jessica Jeffress, Member at Large, Peel & Holland, Benton, Kentucky
- Todd McCredie, Member at Large, McCredie Insurance Agency Inc., Flint, Michigan
- Bruce Winterburn, Vertafore Executive Sponsor, Vertafore, Pulaski, Tennessee
- Jayne Rothman, Vertafore Staff Liaison, Vertafore, Denver, Colorado
- Kitty Ambers, CIC, CPIA, CISR, NetVU Staff Liaison, NetVU, Irving, Texas
Pam Victor Appointed Director of West Coast Operations at AP Intego to Deepen its Payroll Experience and Partner Network.
AP Intego Insurance Group, a national technology-enabled small business insurance agency today announced the addition of Pamela “Pam” Victor as Director of West Coast Operations. In addition, the company announced its plan to open a west coast sales, service and business development office in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pam Victor will lead the new office. Both moves will build on AP Intego’s partner momentum, as well as demonstrated ability to delight its customers with a fast and simple sales and service experience.
Pam Victor adds 25 years of insurance brokerage operations, management and new business development experience to AP Intego, most recently serving as Vice President at E-COMP in Pleasanton, Calif. “Pam is one of the nation’s leading authorities on partnering with payroll companies and software providers to offer pay-as-you-go worker’s compensation insurance,” said Steve Hauck, Managing Director of AP Intego. “Pam’s knowledge, talent and experience in executing the business of small commercial insurance enhances our ability to create more tailored programs for our partners, and therefore to offer more value for small business customers.”
AP Intego blends technology, insurance expertise and a partner-driven strategy to provide excellent insurance coverage and customer service to thousands of small businesses in all 50 states. The company currently serves more than 41,000 customers and nearly 300 partner relationships.
“I’ve seen how AP Intego’s model of partnering and integrating with payroll and technology companies has proven to create a superior sales and service experience for customers across the country, and I’m thrilled to be joining the company at such an exciting time in its growth,” said Pam Victor. “We have a number of existing partnerships with large, successful, Bay Area technology companies, and by standing up our sales and services operations here in the region we’ll be able to service our joint small business customers to an even greater level of satisfaction.”
A native of the Bay Area, Pam has held a number of sales, operations and senior management roles at both insurance and financial services companies. Prior to her 12-year career at E-COMP, Pam was Corporate Officer at Lincoln Funding Group, Senior Account Executive at Granite Insurance Brokers and Assistant Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank.