Hank Haldeman, Co-Chair of NAPSLO’s Legislative Committee, was presented the Charles A. McAlear/NAPSLO Industry Award at the 2011 NAPSLO Annual Convention in San Diego.
Mr. Haldeman received the award from outgoing President Letha Heaton during the awards session of the program on October 12. The award was established by NAPSLO in the 1980s to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the surplus lines industry and it was renamed in 1994 to recognize the Association's first president and founding member.
"I am surprised and flattered to be included amongst many real giants of our industry who have received this recognition,” said Mr. Haldeman. “Clearly, this is a reflection of the great importance that NAPSLO has placed upon the implementation of NRRA around the country, as we seek to realize the promise of uniformity while resolving the threat of unworkable allocation methods and competing tax sharing approaches. The work is not complete here, but we hope to see a significant step forward as regulators, legislators and industry coalesce around the Kentucky compromise allocation method. This has been a team effort, with many, both within and outside NAPSLO contributing substantially."
Mr. Haldeman has served as Co-Chair of NAPSLO’s Legislative Committee, Legislative Chair for the Surplus Lines Association of California and Legislative Chair & President of the California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA).
In addition, David E. Leonard, CPCU, ARe, AIAF, ARM, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee, received the Richard M. Bouhan Legislative Advocacy Award, which is presented to individuals whose advocacy helps advance the legislative interests of the surplus lines industry. It was created in 2006 and recognized Mr. Bouhan’s legislative work on behalf of the surplus lines industry. Mr. Bouhan, who will be retiring next year, was also recognized during the program for his efforts for the Association over the past 30 years, including serving as Executive Director from 1987 to 2011.
Mr. Leonard, and Gilbert C. Hine, Jr., CPCU, CFP, Co-Chair of NAPSLO’s Education Committee, received NAPSLO President’s Award, which recognizes committee chairs for outstanding service.
Jeff Lamb, a member of NAPSLO’s Career Awareness and Internship Committee, received the W. Dana Roehrig (Past President’s) Award, which recognizes efforts of Association volunteers.
Kristen Skender, President of NAPSLO’s Next Generation, was presented the initial Steven R. Gross Next Generation Award to recognize contributions to the Association by members under 40. Mr. Gross is Co-Chair of NAPSLO’s Career Awareness and Internship Committee and oversaw the formation of the Next Generation.