The Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society annually presents a number of awards to honor members who have made significant contributions to the work of the Society or to insurance regulation.
- Al Greer Achievement Award
- Chartrand Communications Award
- Schrader-Nelson Publications Award
- President’s Award
- Paul DeAngelo Memorial Teaching Award (an IRES Foundation award)
Al Greer Achievement Award
In 1998, the IRES Board of Directors established the Al Greer Achievement Award in honor of Al Greer. Mr. Greer was one of the original state insurance examiners who had the vision to establish the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society in the late 1980s. As a founding father of IRES, Mr. Greer helped fashion the mission of IRES, namely, to raise insurance regulation to a highly respected profession marked by technical proficiency and ethical behavior. He went on to serve on its Board of Directors and was later elected treasurer and was always willing to help where ever he was needed. The Al Greer Achievement Award is presented annually to an insurance regulator and IRES member who not only embodies the dedication, knowledge and tenacity of a professional regulator, but who exceeds those standards. Mr. Greer himself was the first recipient of this award in 1997.
Candidates for the Al Greer Award must be insurance regulators who not only embody the dedication, knowledge and tenacity of a professional regulator, but also exceed those standards. In addition, a nominee must:
- Have at least ten years of regulatory experience
- Have at least five years as an IRES general member
- Be a current General member of IRES
- Not be currently serving on the IRES Board of Directors
Chartrand Communications Award
For more than 20 years, David Chartrand and his incredible associates Susan Morrison, Elaine Bickel, Joy Moore, and Art Chartrand were at the helm of IRES. Without the dedication and devotion of these diligent individuals, IRES would not be the organization that it is today. To honor the legacy and work Chartrand Communications did for IRES, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors created the Chartrand and Associates Award.
This award is to recognize those that have made a difference to IRES through their actions. Who has really strived to keep IRES moving toward the future? Who has helped increase membership and promoted us outside the conference and in the Insurance Community? Who continually tries to make a difference in IRES? We know these unsung heroes deserve to be recognized.
Nominations are open to all.
Schrader-Nelson Publications Award
In 1994, the IRES Board of Directors established an award for the most significant contributions to IRES publications over the previous year. The Schrader-Nelson Publications Award honors the most outstanding original contribution to the Society’s newsletter, The Regulator®. The award is named in honor of the first chair of the Publications Committee, Tony Schrader, and the first recipient of the award, Ben Nelson. Mr. Schrader is one of the Society’s founding members, the first chair of the Publications Committee and a former editor of The Regulator®. Mr. Nelson was the first recipient of this award and received it for his feature article in the March 1994 edition of The Regulator® dealing with workers compensation reform in Nebraska.
The President’s Award is presented annually by the Society’s president to a person of his or her choice who has made a significant contribution to the Society and the regulatory profession.
Paul DeAngelo Memorial Teaching Award
In Recognition of Excellence in Insurance Education
The Paul L. DeAngelo Memorial Teaching Award in Recognition of Excellence in Insurance Education was created by the IRES Foundation and presented to the family of Mr. DeAngelo in 2001. The IRES Foundation bestows this award annually in memory of Mr. DeAngelo to honor an insurance regulator or former regulator who has distinguished himself/herself in the field of insurance education and training. Many of the recipients of this award are members of the Society.