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Anna Hargis Elected Board Chair of IMCA

Association’s Executive Board and Directors Announced for 2016-17


Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:15 am EDT



.@IMCAnet elects board chair Anna Hargis, executive board, 4 new directors.

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) has announced that Anna Hargis, director of advertising at Shelter Insurance, has been elected chair of its board of directors for a two-year term.

Hargis has been a member of IMCA’s board since 2009. Most recently, she served as executive vice-chair on the association’s executive board. Hargis has also been the IMCA treasurer and headed numerous committees, including its Annual Conference committee.

In addition to Hargis, other members elected to IMCA’s executive board for two-year terms are:

  • Executive Vice-Chair – Emily Hathcoat, CNA
  • Treasurer – Valerie Foster, Monitor Liability Managers
  • Immediate Past Chair – Mark Friedlander, The Main Street America Group

Active IMCA members participated in the online election process held in late August. Results of IMCA’s election of its 2016-17 board of directors also include four new directors.

Joining the IMCA board as directors are Jim Flynn, president and certified brand strategist at Hult Marketing; Taylor Moore, marketing manager of McLarens Global Claims Services; Paula Negro, director of content, communications and media relations at Starr Companies; and Bethany Schacherer, senior marketing partner at American Modern Insurance. Flynn and Negro were elected to two-year terms, while Moore and Schacherer were elected to fill the remaining year of open positions on the IMCA board.

“We are thrilled to have Jim, Taylor, Paula and Bethany join IMCA’s board of directors,” Hargis said. “Our organization will be even stronger with these professionals joining our board. With their expertise combined with the current board members, we will continue our work to enhance IMCA for all of our members.”

In addition to Flynn, Moore, Negro and Schacherer, four IMCA board directors were re-elected to two-year terms: Angela Kim, John Abbott, John Reints and Lauri Klotz.

Current board members not up for re-election this year included Dave Evans, Debbie Luera and Leslie Lash.

IMCA’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Executive Board
Chair – Anna Hargis, Shelter Insurance
Executive Vice-Chair – Emily Hathcoat, CNA
Treasurer – Valerie Foster, Monitor Liability Managers
Immediate Past Chair Mark Friedlander, The Main Street America Group

John Abbott, Legacy Marketing Group
Dave Evans, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America/Trusted Choice®
Jim Flynn, Hult Marketing
Angela Kim, Allstate Business Insurance
Lauri Klotz, Risk Placement Services Inc.
Leslie Lash, AmWINS Group Inc.
Debbie Luera, Integrion Group
Taylor Moore, McLarens
Paula Negro, Starr Companies
John Reints, IBM
Beth Schacherer, American Modern Insurance

About the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association

IMCA (www.imcanet.com) is the oldest association for insurance marketing and communications professionals in North America with roots tracing back to 1921. Membership includes leading international and domestic multiline insurance companies and brokerage firms, regional and specialty companies, general agencies, and prominent industry suppliers. The organization represents over 120 companies, including the industry’s top five property/casualty writers. Members include senior level management and professional staff working in the areas of corporate communications, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, marketing and sales promotion, marketing research and technology.


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