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Board of Directors


 

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Karen Williams

Chair  - 618-665-4334

Karen Williams began her career in the Long-Term Care Industry where she served as an Associate Administrator for nine years.  She has served as the Manager of Lousiville Clay County Mutual for the last 15 years and is a member of their Board of Directors. 

Karen has travel to Washington DC with the IAMIC group to be the voice of our mutuals on the hill and actively participates in the Illinois legislation functions as well.

Karen has been very active in the Association and has served on many committees including the Education, Convention, Public Relations, Audit and Budget committees as well as the Nominating Committee.  She has served two terms on the Board of directors.  You will also always find Karen volunteering at our events as she often helps at the registration desk.

Karen recently joined Toastmaster where she has been member for over a year.

She raised her two children and then earned her insurance license and joined the Louisville/Clay County Mutual Insurance Agency.  Karen actively participates in all IAMIC educational functions and also attends the National Association annual convention. 



Mary Jo Robison, PFMM, FMDC

Chair Elect - 309-364-2345

Mary Jo is the Secretary-Treasurer of LaPrairie Mutual in Henry, IL where she has worked for more than 17 years.  Mary Jo earned achievement in the Grinnell Mutual Presidents Club since 2010 and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Professional Farm Mutual Manager (2014) and Merit Society (2014).  Additional honors from our National Association include the Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) earned in 2015 and serves on the Leadership Development Planning Committee.  LaPrairie Mutual was the 2010 IAMIC Company Achievement Award winner.

Mary Jo is a native of Henry, IL where she lives with her husband, Dave. They have a daughter, Kelli.

 

 

John Cratty, FMDC

Vice Chair -309-368-8087

John is a director at Svea Mutual Insurance Company in Orion, IL., a position he has held for more than 13 years.  John served 31 years with the Galesburg Fire Department, 15 years as the Fire Chief.  He served six years as the Illinois Fire Chiefs regional rep & director and on the legislative committee.  John was the Branch Chief of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) and served 18 months as the Interim City Administrator for the City of Monmouth and a two-year Interim Fire Chief.

John has served on IAMIC's education committee and government relations committee and has actively participated in the Congressional Contact Program in Washington DC for several years.

John earned is Farm Mutual Director Certification (FMDC) with the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) in 2012 and earned the Merit Society award in 2014.

John is a native of Galesburg, IL and lives there with his wife Darla.  They have two sons, John Perry (JP) and Kyle.

 

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Angie Dallam 

Secretary/Treasurer  815-223-4414

Angie worked for seven years in public accounting, auditing non-profits, hospitals, businesses and mutual insurance companies. She joined Waltham Mutual in November 2013 and has been Manager since that time.

She has served on the IAMIC convention committee since 2014 and earned the Company Achievement Award in 2016. She plans to earn her PFMM in 2017.

She is a native of Amboy/Dixon, IL and graduated from Franklin Center High School and Bradley University. She and her husband, Brian, live in Amboy and have two children – Owen, 6, and Michael, 3.

 


Northern Region

Ann Jahn

Director 1.309.372.4227

Ann joined the IAMIC board of Directors in 2015 as a Northern representative.

Ann is the Manager of Hamlet Mutual located in Reynolds, IL .  She has served on several IAMIC committees.


Jeremy Weaks

Director - 815.537.2251

Jeremy is the manager of Prophetstown Mutual in Prophetstown, IL.  Jeremy was the claims adjuster for years before becoming the manager.

 

 

 

Director at Large

Chris Feldt, PFMM

Director at Large 618-233-2006


Chris is the Manager at Heartland Mutual Insurance Company in Belleville, where he began his career in 2007 as an Inspector/Adjustor. He was promoted to Manager in 2013. He is a member of the Northwest Fire Protection District where he has served as a Captain for 18 years. Before coming to Heartland, Chris worked in the construction industry conducting inspections and building homes; those skills and experience are very useful to him in his current position and he enjoys sharing his knowledge with other members.

Chris has been active with IAMIC on the Education, P.R. and Mutual Assistance Committees. Chris recieved the IAMIC Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015

He earned an Associate's degree in Fire Science from Southwestern Illinois College and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University. He and his wife, Amy, have a son, Kyle, 12, and a daughter, Kaitlynn, 8. The family also has a black lab named Everest.

 

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Ben Leezer

Director at Large 309-286-2221

Ben is the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of Elmira Mutual in Toulon Il. He grew up in a Farm Mutual family and still farms with his brother, raising cattle, hogs and chickens. Ben joined the family insurance agency in 2011 after graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a degree in Finance and Business Economics. In 2013 he became a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois. In his spare time Ben enjoys fishing, boating, hunting, and BBQing.

 

 



Southern Region

Tony Koehler

Director - 217-593-7705

Growing up in the family farm equipment business, Tony gained intimate knowledge of being a small business owner. His grandfather started as a JI Case dealer and also sold Willies Jeeps and Cushman scooters in 1940 in “downtown” Sutter, IL. He went to work full-time right out of college for his father and grandfather, and then moved to a just-purchased location nearby when he married.

 

Tony expanded his self-employed status by opening an insurance business in 1994, and in September 2011 he began as manager at Camp Point Mutual Insurance, where he enjoys using his knowledge of farm equipment to help his customers and colleagues. He earned his PFMM in 2013 and is working toward an FMDC. He has served IAMIC as PR committee chair and on the convention committee.

  

He and his wife, Beth, live in Camp Point and have two grown daughters, Kerbee and Kyra.  He is a graduate of Warsaw High School, Warsaw, IL and Truman State University, with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in data processing.


Dan Young, PFMM

Director  217-832-2211

Dan is the Manager/Secretary/Treasurer of Central Illinois Mutual Insurance Company in Villa Grove, IL where he has served customers for more than five years. He has been in the insurance industry since 1978, working in technical and management positions, including claims, education, underwriting and marketing. Dan has worked in both personal and commercial lines. He served on our Education Committee for several years and joined our board of directors in 2014.  

A native of Akron, OH, Dan has lived in Illinois since 1966 and has a B.A. in Psychology from Millikin University. He and his wife, Barbara, have three married children and four grandchildren.

 

 

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