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AHOU and Industry News
  • GAHOU (Georgia Association of Home Office Underwriters)

    Announcing the first GAHOU meeting of the 2018 - 2019 year! Please click the "Learn More" button.

    Posted 9/6/2018 9:52:33 AM.

  • Canadian Living Benefits Seminar

    Don't miss this opportunity to join with your colleagues on October 18, 2018 for a New Understanding! Please click the "Learn More" button.

    Posted 8/15/2018 4:43:04 AM.

  • AAIM (American Academy of Insurance Medicine) 127th Annual Meeting

    127 years old and going strong! This years meeting will take place in Seattle, WA commencing on October 13 ending October 18, 2018. Please click the "Learn more" button.

    Posted 8/15/2018 4:21:43 AM.

  • ALUCA (Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association) Annual Conference

    It's not too late!!!!! You can still register and book tickets to the ALUCA taking place from October 11 - 13, 2018 in Tasmania! Please click the learn more button.

    Posted 8/15/2018 4:13:46 AM.

  • UAW (Underwriters Association of Winnipeg)

    Come to Winnipeg in the fall (specifically, October 11, 2018)!!!!! You can soak up the splendor and beauty of Winnipeg AND learn something as well. Please click the "Learn More" button for more information.

    Posted 8/15/2018 4:06:25 AM.

  • ACLI Annual Conference

    This is a can't miss conference. The Annual ACLI conference will take place October 7 - 9, 2018. Please click the "Learn More" button for more information.

    Posted 8/15/2018 3:59:54 AM.

  • Carolina Underwriters Forum

    Come to Carolina in the fall!!!! Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 18, 2018 for our next meeting. More info to follow.

    Posted 5/24/2018 2:55:03 AM.

  • Midwestern Underwriting Conference (MUC)

    The Midwestern Underwriting Conference (MUC) is proud to present our 2018 program! Please click the "Learn More" button below!

    Posted 5/21/2018 2:58:54 AM.

  • TWUC (Texas Wide Underwriting Conference)

    Looking for a 4th quarter underwriting conference to put on the schedule? Come to Big D and join us at the 8th annual Texas Wide Underwriting Conference. Click the "Learn More" button.

    Posted 3/19/2018 6:18:04 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:

  • Thomas Del Popolo-Fore, Program Committee

  • Traci Davis, Executive Council, Past-President

  • Bill Tilford, VP External Relations

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

  • Kim Anderson, Program Committee

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

  • Brendan Paradis, Website Committee

  • Jennifer Richards, Program Committee

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

  • Sonya Ostling, Program Committee

  • R. Dale Hall, Program Committee

  • Brad Gabel, Program Committee

  • Kyle Steadham, Program Committee

  • Shawn James, Program Committee

  • Jeannine DuPlessis, Program Committee

  • Amy Prestegaard, Executive Council, Vice President

  • Jessica Caracofe, Program Committee

  • Bob Morris, Program Committee

  • Carmela Tedesco, Social Media Consultant

  • Tanya Thompson, Social Media Consultant

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

  • Susan Hennis, Program Committee

  • Joe Keown, Program Committee

  • Steve Stanley, Program Committee

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

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

  • Richard Odom, Executive Council, Assistant VP Technology Development