First 100 Days (Day 2) – Members Value PLUS

Business Portrait“I’ve appreciated the opportunity that PLUS gives us all to connect as an industry. “I am passionate about PLUS.” PLUS is “such an incredible organization.” “I’ve appreciated seeing the organization grow on both a local and national level over the years.” “I have personally found PLUS to be an excellent resource in furthering my understanding of the insurance industry.”

These are just some of the responses I have received in response to the email I sent yesterday to all PLUS members introducing myself. Needless to say I was thrilled to see the passion about PLUS. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who have already told me how valuable PLUS has been to them and their careers. And, I am even more optimistic about the continued and expanded value PLUS can provided to members for many years to come.

Please continue to share with me your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas about your association. Thank you.

Robbie Thompson, PLUS Executive Director


First 100 Days at PLUS – Day 1

Today is my first day as the new Executive Director at PLUS. I am honored to take on this role and excited about the future of PLUS. Over the course of the next 100 days I will be regularly posting about what I learn about PLUS and the professional liability industry, as well as commenting on interesting experiences in my quest for knowledge about your association and your industry.

I encourage you to contact me if you have questions, comments, or ideas about PLUS. I look forward to getting to know PLUS members. And, if you want to know a little about me I have a profile on LinkedIn you can view and please connect with me on LinkedIn at well.

Again, I am excited about the amazing times ahead at PLUS and I look forward to working for you.

Thank you – and now I will return to drinking out of the fire hose.

Midwest Chapter Golfs: 2015

Cooler than average temperatures could not dampen the spirits of golfers who attended the PLUS Midwest Chapter’s golf outing at Cog Hill Golf Club on July 8th.  With over 210 golfers on hand, the competition and camaraderie were out in full force.  Special recognition goes to the following participants:

Course 1
1st Place Team Eric Kaplan, Dean Gournis, William Thompson, David Wilke
2nd Place Team Jonathan Carlson, Mike Pericht, Ed McAlister, Kyle Rood
Course 3
1st Place Team Peter Clough, Scott Ammer, Jeff Roth, Gene Mason
2nd Place Team Tim Wagner Team
Course 1
Women’s Longest Drive Amanda Coleman
Men’s Longest Drive Drew Desmaris
Closest to the Pin: Women Elyse Klimek
Closest to the Pin: Men Bill Martin
Course 3
Women’s Longest Drive Carol Weill
Men’s Longest Drive Scott Ammer
Closest to the Pin: Women Megan Gibson
Closest to the Pin: Men Eric Crane

Thanks to Golf Chairs Jeremy Schokora and Al Roberts, and the other tireless volunteers from the Chapter Steering Committee, who organized this event. Thanks also to our generous sponsors who make this PLUS Foundation fundraiser possible:

Great American Insurance Group, McMahon Berger, PC, ECC Insurance Brokers Inc., AXIS Professional Lines, Baugh Dalton LLC, Beazley Group, Chicago Underwriting Group, Founders Professional LLC, General Reinsurance, IronPro, Markel Midwest, Maxum Specialty Insurance Group, Moore Actuarial Consulting LLC, Navigators, RT Specialty, LLC, Sedgwick Claims Management, Inc., Skarzynski Black LLC and Wilford Conrad LLP.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next July!