The Southern California chapters of EIP joined together once again to host a very spooky EIP Harbor cruise through the Long Beach Harbor. Over 100 attendees, a bus full of Insurance Professionals, and some amazingly creative costumes meant a great time for all! Thanks to all who came out to support EIP.
EIP LA will be taking a hiatus for the remainder of 2014, but getting back together during the first part of 2015 for our Annual Winter Networking Event. In the meantime, check out EIP OC's Casino Night tomorrow night at the Regency Theatre in San Juan Capistrano.
Every year, the Center for Insurance Studies at Cal State Fullerton puts on "I-Day" for current students to meet with prospective employers in the insurance industry and attend presentations from industry leaders. EIP has participated for a number of years in encouraging young people to consider a career in the insurance industry. We meet with students, answer questions, share with them our insights, and encourage them to join our organization after graduation.
This year was another smashing success!
REMINDER: Don't forget to sign up for our upcoming Halloween Event!!
Last night's Mentor Event was a smashing success - thank you to all of you that came out in support. The Mentor Event pays tribute to all mentors within the insurance industry - formal and informal. However, we took a moment to recognize the 2014 Mentor of the Year - Ryan Hamm from Brown & Riding. Ryan was nominated by three of his co-workers, and with their permission, we have included their nomination below.
In addition to recognizing the Mentor of the Year, this event provides an opportunity for us to say "Thank You"to our Annual Sponsors - Aon, Brown & Riding, Chubb, Lockton, Partners Specialty, and Swett & Crawford - without whom none of our events would be possible! We presented all sponsors with a plaque thanking them for their continued support.
Mentor of the Year Nomination:
The example Ryan Hamm sets at Brown and Riding has had a dynamic role in creating an atmosphere that is conducive to building mentor relationships not only within his team and but also within the company.
Ryan has an open door policy for anyone in the office, whether they want to have a casual conversation or discuss a risk they are working on. His laid back personality makes him very approachable, and having been in this business for so many years, he is extremely knowledgeable. He is always prepared to give an individual his complete attention in order to educate the person to the best of his ability.
What truly separates Ryan from others is that he goes out of his way to further educate not only his team, but also the whole division. One example is a trip he organizes called “The Magic School Bus Trip”. On this trip, Ryan squeezes around seven people into his car and drives around the city. We’ll learn about different construction types, parking types, retrofits and the effects they have on property insurance. He’ll top the trip off with lunch and drinks, and a couple hours later, we’re back in the office feeling a little more refreshed with a little more knowledge.
Ryan is constantly focusing on the personal development of his employees. An example of this is his annual Tommy’s Burger run he does for the office. He decides to take his production assistant, who had been in the industry for around six months. On the burger run, he took the opportunity to educate his assistant on important coverage enhancements and helped him understand why the enhancements are requested.
Ryan has demonstrated extraordinary commitment and effectiveness as a mentor to his team and Brown & Riding. He is constantly providing guidance and constructive criticism for his team; continuously seeking to surpass the goals he sets for himself. He also values the opinions of his team members, seeking to understand them, and is willing to make applicable changes to be more effective. Ryan has established a personal relationship with his team, which makes him much more than just a supportive boss, but also a great friend and role model.
In conclusion, Ryan sets a wonderful example with his work ethics, discipline and professionalism, and is always open to suggestions and feedback. For these reasons, this is why we’d like to nominate Ryan Hamm for the 2014 Mentor of the Year award.
Bella Alaverdyan – Associate Broker
Lina Luong – Associate Broker
Will Cea- Production Assistant
EIP is excited to announce our upcoming Leadership Event scheduled for June 3rd, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The event will feature three industry veterans that will share their insights on a variety of topics.
We look forward to seeing you there! Register HERE
Dodger Game Details - 6/18/14
EIP will be hosting our third annual Dodgers Night on June 18th, watching the Dodgers take on the Colorado Rockies at 7:10pm. We will meeting at a downtown bar prior to the game and carpooling / taking public transit.
We have reserved 60 tickets in the "All You Can Eat" Pavilion. The cost to EIP Members is $20. Keep an eye out for the email to register for the event.
For questions about the event, contact Mike Davis
Thank you to all of you that came out in support of our Winter Networking Event last month - what a great way to kick off 2014! We are excited about another packed schedule for 2014. Upcoming events include:
IICF Week of Giving 2013
Santa Monica Beach Clean Up
EIP is participating in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Week of Giving Beach Clean Up. Come join us in helping to keep California’s most iconic beach clean with an afternoon beach clean up in Santa Monica!
Friday, October 18th, 2013
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Logistics: Meet at the handicap ramp by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant located 301 Santa Monica Pier, Building 9, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and bring sunscreen.
RSVP by emailing Sarah Simon – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by October 16th
EIP Halloween Event
Join us at Suede Bar and Lounge in downtown LA on Wednesday, October 30th from 5-9PM!
RSVP Online - https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8856224205
Interested in being an event sponsor? Email : email@example.com
About EIP LA
Since 2005, the Los Angeles Chapter of EIP has been hosting events to network insurance professionals in Southern California. From this organized group, two more chapters have formed under the same principles.