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AHOU and Industry News
  • ACLI Refocus Conference

    The Refocus annual global conference from senior-level insurance and reinsurance executives will be held from March 10 - 13, 2019 at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Please click the "Learn More" button.

    Posted 1/7/2019 7:46:12 AM.

  • ACLI Medical Section Annual Meeting

    What better way to escape the cold winter season than to head down to beautiful Amelia Island, FL from February 23, 2019 - February 26, 2019. Please click the "Learn More" button.

    Posted 1/7/2019 7:33:22 AM.

  • CIU Winter Education Seminar

    The start of the seminar season is beginning. Please join us for the 1st event of the year in Toronto at the CIU Winter Education Seminar. Please click the "Learn More" button.

    Posted 1/7/2019 7:19:35 AM.

  • Metropolitan Underwriting Discussion Group (M.U.D.)

    Yes indeed, it is that time already! Announcing the 49th annual MUD Group meeting! Please click on the "Learn More" button below.

    Posted 11/7/2018 7:24:53 AM.


    While there is an attempt to announce all the industry meetings (regional, national and international) there are just some that fall through the cracks because we just don't know about them. If you would like your meeting(s) announced FREE, yes FREE, please send the information to Dan Drabik at: dan_drabik@swissre.com

    Posted 2/28/2018 10:05:58 AM.

  • AHOU Website Features Job Openings and Resumes!

    As a service to our members, the AHOU website has Job Postings, and will post resumes for underwriters seeking employment. Click and learn more!

    Posted 11/21/2009 6:29:00 PM.

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Conference Sponsors

The Association of Home Office Underwriters would like to thank our sponsors for the successful 2018 AHOU conference in Chicago, IL:





Partner Sites

Academy of Life Underwriting
Candian Institute of Underwriters

On The Risk

American Academy of Insurance Medicine

Officer Sponsors

AHOU thanks the companies who generously sponsor our officers and committee members:

  • Richard Odom, Executive Council, Assistant VP Technology Development

  • Thomas Del Popolo-Fore, Program Committee

  • Pam Bergsten, Executive Council, VP Program Development
    Dawn Boitnott, Executive Council, VP Technology Development
    Michelle Spevak, Program Committee

  • Jennifer Richards, Program Committee

  • Amy Prestegaard, Executive Council, Vice President

  • Shawn James, Program Committee

  • Bill Tilford, VP External Relations

  • Susan Hennis, Program Committee

  • R. Dale Hall, Program Committee

  • Brendan Paradis, Website Committee

  • Kim Anderson, Program Committee

  • Jeannine DuPlessis, Program Committee

  • Jessica Caracofe, Program Committee

  • Brad Gabel, Program Committee

    Bill Moore, Executive Council, VP Membership
    Kate Roark, Program Committee

  • Traci Davis, Executive Council, Past-President

  • Joe Keown, Program Committee

  • Steve Stanley, Program Committee

  • Bob Morris, Program Committee

  • Tim Ranfranz, Executive Council, President
    Joel Weiner, Program Committee

  • Scott Corbett, Assistant VP Program Development
    Robyn Wallner, Program Committee

  • Sonya Ostling, Program Committee

  • Sandra Nichols, Executive Council, VP Conference
    Kim Lancaster, Program Committee

  • Carmela Tedesco, Social Media Consultant

  • Tanya Thompson, Social Media Consultant

  • Carolyn Goshorn, Executive Council, VP Publications & Secretary
    Dan Drabik, Website Committee
    Nichole Myers, Website Committee
    Mary Hanson, Program Committee

  • Kyle Steadham, Program Committee