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Gibson Insurance Agency announces partnership with Kim LaMontagne on workplace mental health program

By Gibson on Aug 13, 2021 12:31:29 PM

South Bend, IN., August 13, 2021 – Gibson and Kim LaMontagne, LLC have announced a partnership to help leaders access several free resources to support creating a mentally healthy workplace culture. In addition, all Gibson clients are eligible for a ten percent reduction in cost for LaMontagne’s leadership training program, “The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture.” The curriculum is available in three formats: live/onsite, virtually and on demand. The main goal of the 4 Pillars is to teach leaders not to be afraid of mental illness. It teaches how to create a culture of safety in the workplace where everyone feels safe to speak openly about mental health without fear of judgment, retribution, or job loss. Gibson and its clients can access these resources at kimlamontagne.net/gibson.

Topics: Wellbeing
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Gibson to Sponsor Non-Profit Leader to Thrive

By Gibson on Jul 30, 2021 11:45:50 AM

July 30, 2021 – Gibson is excited to announce a partnership with WEthrive.live, an Indianapolis-based company that hosts the annual Rise & Thrive Experience. Program founder Rebecca Fleetwood-Hession has dedicated her life to the pursuit of banning burnout, building community, and boosting business.

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Gibson raises more than $100,000 for LOGAN

By Gibson on Mar 4, 2021 12:40:07 PM

Topics: Community
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Gibson Named 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana

By Gibson on Feb 22, 2021 1:51:59 PM

FEBRUARY 22, 2021, South Bend, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, and Kalamazoo: Gibson was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. This 16th annual program was created by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.
This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the participating employers in Indiana with the leading workplace cultures. The list is made up of 125 companies.

Topics: Award
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GIBSON ADDS DAVIDSON AS PRINCIPAL

By Gibson on Feb 3, 2021 1:56:55 PM

Topics: Commercial Risk Management
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Gibson & Health Rosetta Scaling Proven Fixes to Healthcare

By Gibson on Jan 5, 2021 12:51:24 PM

Topics: Employee Benefits Health Care Reform Healthcare
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Elite Business Leaders Join Gibson’s Board of Advisors

By Gibson on Dec 15, 2020 1:34:51 PM

December 15, 2020, South Bend, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, and Kalamazoo: Gibson announces the appointment of two members to the board of advisors (BOA). Joining are Cristal Brisco and Hugh Reynolds, CPA.

Brisco is an executive-experienced attorney with a comprehensive legal background and trial court expertise. Her legal experience includes practice with the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, service as corporation counsel for the City of South Bend and chief legal counsel for former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and service as general counsel for Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. She is a member of the board of governors for the Indiana State Bar Association. She is also a member of the Notre Dame Law School Association Board, Centier Bank Board of Directors, and the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County Board.

Cristal earned her law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. A few of her most notable accomplishments include: the recipient of The University of Notre Dame Law School – Black Law Student Association’s Alvin J. McKenna Alumnus of the Year Award; and the recipient of the Valparaiso University Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award.

Topics: Board of Advisors
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Gibson Adds Two Members to the Board of Directors

By Gibson on Dec 14, 2020 3:33:04 PM

Topics: Board of Directors
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Gibson Recognized as a 2020 Wonderful Workplace by FIRST & 42

By Gibson on Dec 8, 2020 1:32:33 PM

Kalamazoo, MI – Gibson has been selected by “FIRST & 42: The Kalamazoo Region’s Digital Daily” as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces. This award celebrates the outstanding efforts made by local businesses in the region to make their organizations great places to work. Winners are being featured in the digital publication throughout the winter of 2020-2021. Gibson was recognized along with 13 other companies in the region for amazing organizational culture, engaged workforce, and overall leadership during an especially trying year. Working with our employees and clients to meet them where they are, was a top priority for business in 2020.

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Davidson & Fallowfield Promoted to Key Leadership Positions

By Gibson on Aug 12, 2020 9:45:44 AM

SOUTH BEND/ INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 07/31/20 –    Gibson has promoted Diane Davidson to Practice Leader for Commercial Risk Management and Nicole Fallowfield to Director of Administration. Diane and Nicole have a combined 31 years’ experience with Gibson and will also join the Executive Leadership Team.  

As Practice Leader, Davidson will oversee operations while managing 40 plus team members. She is based in the South Bend Office. “I am excited for this opportunity to expand my contributions for Gibson. Providing a strong operational environment to allow our teams to succeed is a passion of mine; working within the leadership team to accomplish this and similar objectives will strengthen our ability to respond to clients’ needs while supporting our employees,” says Davidson.

Fallowfield is a Principal and Director of Administration at Gibson. In this role, she owns the employee experience - from traditional HR to wellbeing, technology, and even the facilities in which Gibson employees work. Nicole is also a member of the Board of Directors. She is one of five female stockholders in the company. She is based in the Indianapolis office. “In many ways, I’ve been preparing for this role my entirecareer. The wellbeing work I have been doing for over 20 years has always been about helping people and organizations thrive. Most recently, I had the privilege of leading the operations team in employee benefits, which required a relentless focus on people and culture. Joining the leadership team will allow me to make a broader impact in championing our culture and developing our people throughout our entire organization,” says Fallowfield.

“Having input and perspectives from a more diverse group of leaders is a big win for
Gibson,” said CEO Tim Leman. “The combined experience of these women is an asset to the Executive Leadership team. Their styles are well aligned with our core values which will be instrumental as we continue our aggressive plans for both organic growth and fostering an amazing company culture.” 

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Gibson Names Eight New Principals

By Gibson on Jan 24, 2020 2:11:43 PM

SOUTH BEND/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH/KALAMAZOO – 01/22/2020

Gibson announces eight new principals. As of January 1, 2020, Mike Cahill, Patrick Harpenau, Ray Korson, Courtney Montfort, Chris Niezer, Courtney Simpkiss, Brock Squire, and Ashley Walsh joined Gibson’s stockholder group.

“Representing multiple Gibson offices and practice areas, these individuals bring immense talent and perspective to the table. It is especially exciting to welcome three more women to our partner group. With a total of 22 stockholders, Gibson is well positioned for the future,” said Tim Leman, Gibson CEO. “A big thank you and congratulations to these principals for all they’ve accomplished and the value they’ve driven at Gibson!”

Mike Cahill is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Fort Wayne Market President. He joined the Gibson team in 2020 and is based in the Fort Wayne office.

Patrick Harpenau is a Consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice. He joined the Gibson team in 2014 and is based in the South Bend office.

Ray Korson is Employee Benefits Practice Leader. He joined the Gibson team in 2014 and is based in the South Bend office.

Courtney Montfort is a Sales Team Leader in the Commercial Risk Management Practice. She joined the Gibson team in 2017 and is based in the Indianapolis office.

Chris Niezer is a Risk Advisor in the Commercial Risk Management Practice. He joined the Gibson team in 2015 and is based in the Fort Wayne office.

Courtney Simpkiss is Chief Growth Officer (CGO). She joined the Gibson team in 2018 and is based in the Indianapolis office.

Brock Squire is Chief Operating Officer (COO). He joined the Gibson team in 2019 and is based in the South Bend office.

Ashley Walsh is a Client Executive in the Employee Benefits Practice. She joined the Gibson team in 2008 and is based in the South Bend office.

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Brock Squire Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

By Gibson on Jan 9, 2020 1:12:45 PM

SOUTH BEND/ INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/KALAMAZOO – 01/09/20 – Gibson has promoted Brock Squire to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Squire will continue to drive operational and strategic leadership in the key areas of system conversion, operational efficiency, carrier partnerships, and product & service innovation.

As COO, Brock will hold the Leadership Team accountable for achieving company goals, while ensuring all employees are rowing in the same direction. Employing clear communication, transparency, and training, Squire is dedicated to maintaining operational excellence and consistency with our employees, clients and partners.

“Promoting Brock to COO is a strategic and timely decision,” said Tim Leman, Gibson CEO. “His leadership style and deep understanding of business operations is well aligned with our plans for growth and expansion. He‘s already become an integral part of the Leadership Team.”

“I’m excited to take on the COO role at Gibson as we continue to innovate new solutions for clients, expand our business into new markets, make a positive impact in the community, and ensure Gibson is a great place for our people to grow in their careers,” said Squire.

Prior to joining Gibson, Brock spent 15 years with two of the largest insurance brokers in the country; Willis and Lockton. Most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer for Employee Benefits at Lockton Mountain West, he brings a wealth of experience in leading service teams, carrier relations, contracting, acquisitions, and building new capabilities and revenue streams. He has also been at the forefront of implementing data and system conversions.

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Gibson Names Mike Cahill Chief Financial Officer & Fort Wayne Market President

By Gibson on Jan 7, 2020 10:23:14 AM

SOUTH BEND/ INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/KALAMAZOO – 01/07/20 – Gibson has hired Mike Cahill as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Fort Wayne Market President. Cahill has a diverse background with extensive leadership experience in multiple industries including banking, insurance, finance, real estate, and health care. Serving on numerous nonprofit boards, he shares his expertise to make a positive impact throughout the Fort Wayne area.

In this role at Gibson, Mike will be responsible for financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, developing and fostering key stakeholder relationships, and serving as a member of the Leadership Team.

He will prioritize growth in the Fort Wayne market as he leads Gibson’s team in Northeast Indiana. He will also work closely with several of Gibson’s industry niches like banks and financial services.

Additionally Mike has joined the ownership group at Gibson, becoming a Principal.

“In the last 5 years Gibson has doubled in sized and entered new markets. I couldn’t be more excited where we are going as a company, particularly in the capable financial hands of Mike Cahill, someone I have been privileged to work with for many years,” said Ron Turpin, former Gibson CFO.

“It is hard to believe that I first came in contact with Gibson back in 2006. Having been on the Board of Advisors for the Company, being the person who introduced Ron Turpin to Gibson, and believe it or not, helping Gibson locate in downtown Fort Wayne years ago, has made this opportunity additionally exciting for me. Ron is a person of high intellect and integrity, along with being a friend, which makes the transition fun and seamless,” said Cahill. “I look forward to being part of a culture I enjoy, a strategy I believe in, and a team of bright, energetic people who make it happen.”

“Mike is a difference maker in Northeast Indiana. He has an impressive track record running and growing dominant companies in the world of finance and health care. Mike has mentored countless leaders and is deeply involved in the Fort Wayne community, making him a natural for us as Fort Wayne Market President. To also get his financial mind and experience as our CFO makes this a homerun!" said Tim Leman, Gibson CEO.

Prior to joining Gibson, Mike was the President of Banking Services for Ruoff Home Mortgage. Ruoff employs over 700 people in 60+ offices in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan Kentucky, and Florida. He has held numerous leadership positions including, President & CEO at Physicians Health Plan, CEO of the AWS Foundation, and President & CEO at Tower Bank & Trust Company.

Mike is the President of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana (7th largest JA organization in the country covering 30 counties in northern Indiana and southern Michigan), and a board member of the AWS Foundation and its NFP operating subsidiary, Benchmark Human Services (over 3,000 employees, located in 15 plus states). Additionally, he is on the board of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Dupont Hospital, Indiana Tech, and the incoming Chair of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

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Gibson Names Brock Squire Director of Strategic Initiatives

By Gibson on Oct 8, 2019 1:09:31 PM

SOUTH BEND/ INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, KALAMAZOO – 10/07/19 –
Gibson has hired Brock Squire as Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role Brock will be responsible for driving operational and strategic leadership in the key areas of system conversion, operational efficiency, carrier partnerships, and product & service innovation.

“Brock is going to be a gamechanger for Gibson,” said Tim Leman, Gibson CEO. “His leadership style and deep understanding of business operations is well aligned with our aggressive plans for growth and expansion.”

Topics: Administration Leadership Staff
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Gibson Announces Seminar “Crossing State Lines”

By Gibson on Sep 18, 2019 3:38:58 PM

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, SOUTH BEND & FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 09/18/19 – As part of their “What’s The Risk” events, Gibson is hosting the seminar “Crossing State Lines” in Kalamazoo on October 1, South Bend on October 8, and Fort Wayne on October 15. With Michigan legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and the Federal law still criminalizing it, this leaves many employers wondering what they can prohibit and test for in the workplace.

Topics: WhatsTheRisk
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Gibson Awarded IIABA’s Best Practices Status For The 26th Year

By Gibson on Sep 13, 2019 10:49:16 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE & KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – 09/11/19 – Gibson retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

Topics: Award
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Courtney Simpkiss Promoted To Chief Growth Officer

By Gibson on Sep 3, 2019 3:28:47 PM

SOUTH BEND/ INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 09/03/19 – Gibson has promoted Courtney Simpkiss to Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Courtney will be part of the leadership team and is the first female in Gibson’s history to serve in the overall sales leader role. She joined Gibson in 2018 as Director of Business Development and will continue as Indianapolis Market Leader.

As CGO, Courtney will lead Gibson’s expansion throughout Indiana, Michigan, and beyond. She is based in Indianapolis and will report directly to CEO, Tim Leman. She will have direct accountability for the commercial risk management and employee benefits sales and marketing teams.  

Topics: Leadership Team
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Gibson AAA

By Gibson on Aug 1, 2019 2:52:12 PM

SOUTH BEND/ FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 8/1/19 –  Gibson has added three employees to their Accelerated Advisory Academy (AAA) as Associate Risk Advisors. AAA is an intensive 6-month Risk Advisor training program. Participants are licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health. They are responsible for providing risk management and insurance services to business clients and specialize in identifying, quantifying and bringing clarity around strategic, business, and hazard risk exposures.

Topics: Staff
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Gibson Is Growing

By Gibson on Apr 26, 2019 4:05:04 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – 6/10/19 –  Gibson is growing in all our locations throughout Indiana and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Below are our new hires within the last six months. 

Topics: Staff
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An Elite Group Of Business Leaders Join Gibson’s Board Of Advisors

By Gibson on Apr 18, 2019 4:14:45 PM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – 4/18/19 – Gibson announces the appointment of four members to its newly created Board of Advisors (BOA). Joining the Board are Mike Barton, Mike Cahill, Ron Kitchens, and Tiffany Sauder.

Topics: Board of Advisors
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Gary Carey Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 18, 2019 3:45:12 PM

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –04/16/19 – Gary Carey has joined Gibson as our Michigan Market Leader. He is responsible for sales growth and development of our emerging Michigan Market.

Prior to joining Gibson, Gary held Area Vice President of Sales and Regional Sales Director roles with Paycor, a Human Capital Management software company for over six years. Before joining Paycor, Gary spent over twenty years in the office equipment industry in a variety of sales and leadership roles.

Topics: Employee Benefits Commercial Risk Management
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Courtney Simpkiss Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 17, 2019 4:13:37 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –04/17/19– Courtney Simpkiss has joined Gibson as our Indianapolis Market Leader and Director of Business Development for Employee Benefits and Commercial Risk. She works closely with business leaders on all aspects of human capital consulting and organizational risk management.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018 Courtney held a variety of roles at ADP such as Vice President of Sales for Indiana, Vice President of ADP’s national Broker Channel Program and General Manager for ADP TotalSource.

Topics: Employee Benefits Commercial Risk Management
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Gibson Recognized As A 2018 Wonderful Workplace By 269 MAGAZINE

By Gibson on Dec 11, 2018 11:38:13 AM

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – 12/11/18 – Gibson has been selected by 269 MAGAZINE as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces. This award celebrates the outstanding efforts made by local businesses in the region to make their organizations great places to work. Winners are recognized in the Holiday 2018 issue of 269 MAGAZINE.

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Kaylee Vendola Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 24, 2018 12:32:01 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – 10/05/18 – Kaylee Vendola has joined Gibson as a Client Manager in Employee Benefits, SEBG. She is responsible for clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings. Her specialties consist of Employee Benefits and Client Services. 

Topics: Employee Benefits Practice Small Employee Benefits Group
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Becky Beckman Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 1, 2018 4:43:20 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA/ KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – 09/28/18 – Becky Beckman has joined Gibson as the Director of Marketing. She is responsible for all aspects of marketing, advertising, public relations, social media, event planning, and branding.

Topics: Marketing & Innovation
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Shaun Daugherty Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 1, 2018 4:42:03 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – 09/21/18 – Shaun Daugherty has joined Gibson as the Director of Technology. He is responsible for providing strategic oversight and thought leadership for all the Gibson’s technology functions. He will be hands-on collaborating with internal and external clients at all levels to promote continuous process improvements and ensure the most effective use of all technologies available within our company. He specializes in Service Management, Knowledge Centered Support, and Business Technology Strategy.

Topics: Technology
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Frank Jozefczak Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 26, 2018 1:23:35 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – 09/24/18 – Frank Jozefczak has joined Gibson as a Client Manager in the Small Employee Benefit Group. He is responsible for providing renewal and service management for employee benefits clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings. He specializes in employee benefits and client services.

Topics: Employee Benefits Practice SME Small Employee Benefits Group
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Wendy Zook Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 26, 2018 1:20:27 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA– 09/24/2018 – Wendy Zook has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of client accounts and maintaining system integrity. She also assists with the preparation of employee communication materials for clients, the renewal process, and the review of certificates and contracts. Her specialty areas include client services and employee benefits.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Wendy was an executive HR assistant and legal assistant for over 25 years

Topics: Employee Benefits Practice SME Small Employee Benefits Group
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Newest Gibson Promotions

By Gibson on Sep 7, 2018 11:54:04 AM

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Gibson Awarded IIABA’s Best Practices Status For The 25th Year

By Gibson on Aug 26, 2018 11:20:11 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – 08/24/18 – Gibson retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices.

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Brian Souders Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jul 2, 2018 2:28:09 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 07/2/18–Brian Souders is a Risk Advisor at Gibson, responsible for providing risk management and insurance services to business clients. He specializes in identifying, quantifying and bringing clarity around strategic, business, and hazard risk exposures. Utilizing the proprietary Gibson Protection System (GPS), he and his team provide counsel and advice on complex business and people issues that extend far beyond the scope of an insurance policy.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Brian has had many roles in the insurance industry. Brian began his career in 2003 and gained commercial insurance experience while working at Chubb and Amerisure. Most recently, Brian worked for a smaller independent insurance agency where he sold property/casualty insurance products.

Topics: Commercial Risk Management
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Stephen Swihart Promoted to Client Manager

By Gibson on Jun 28, 2018 10:12:22 AM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – 06/28/18– Stephen Swihart of Gibson has been promoted to Client Manager. He is responsible for working with the Client Executive to determine overall risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, he manages the insurance renewal process. Stephen also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs. 

Prior to being promoted to Client Manager, Stephen started his career at Gibson as an Account Manager. Before joining Gibson in 2015, Stephen held positions in staffing and sales, as well as in the dental field.

Topics: Commercial Risk Management
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Ann Amico Moran Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 25, 2018 4:38:08 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – 06/25/18–Ann Amico Moran is the Director of Human Resources at Gibson. She is responsible for career pathing, coaching, cultural initiatives, wellness programming, strategic planning, recruiting, and retention. Ann is a champion for innovation, mission driven, and people centered leader. She has experience in the talent management space, leading teams, creating and establishing relationships with a variety of constituents including executive level and c-suite leaders, faculty, students, staff, and community members.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Ann was the Senior Recruiting Consultant for University Relations at the University of Notre Dame. Her tenure with Notre Dame began in 2010 as the Program Director of Graduate Career Services where she was a pioneer in the graduate career space. She built the first of its kind, career services for Ph.D. and Masters level students, establishing relationships with employers worldwide, faculty, and students. Prior to Notre Dame, Ann was instrumental in bringing the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Northern Indiana and worked as the Race Director. She began her career in sales and marketing for a Fortune 500 company. She has held multiple leadership roles in non-profit organizations both in and outside the Michiana community.

Topics: Leadership Team
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Gibson Honored With Central's Blue Streak Circle Of Achievement Model Book Of Business Award

By Gibson on Jun 25, 2018 4:14:01 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – 06/25/18 – Gibson has been honored with the Blue Streak Circle of Achievement Model Book of Business award.

Topics: Personal Insurance & Risk Management Personal Insurance
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Gibson Named To The Hanover’s President’s Club

By Gibson on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –– 06/18/18 – Gibson was recently appointed to The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club. 

 Those named to The Hanover’s President’s Club are recognized for delivering outstanding value to their clients through insurance expertise and responsive service.

 “Gibson goes above and beyond to serve its clients, truly understands their needs, offers valued counsel, and provides high-quality insurance expertise,” said Richard W. Lavey, president, Hanover Agency Markets. “We appreciate Gibson’s commitment to their clients and we are proud to partner with their outstanding team.” 

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Courtney Pendergrass Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 18, 2018 2:13:44 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA –05/18/18– Courtney Pendergrass is a Client Manager in Personal Insurance. She is responsible for the sales and servicing of personal insurance accounts focusing on auto, homeowners, personal umbrella liability, recreational motorcraft, and collectibles.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Courtney gained 5 years of experience in personal lines insurance with Liberty Mutual and State Farm.

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Krista Berg Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 18, 2018 2:10:31 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA –05/18/18– Krista Berg is a Client Manager in Personal Insurance. She is responsible for the sales and servicing of personal insurance accounts focusing on auto, homeowners, personal umbrella liability, recreational motorcraft, and collectibles.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Krista gained 8 years of experience as a licensed sales producer with Allstate.

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Jessica Callahan Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 1, 2018 10:52:46 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –04/30/18– Jessica Callahan is an Account Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. Jessica works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. Her responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Jessica worked for several local insurance agencies as an Account Manager and a large medical professional liability insurance carrier in operations.

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Lauren McMann Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –04/04/18– Lauren McMann is a Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing renewal and service management for employee benefits clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Lauren worked for Prudential Financial and spent nine years in retail banking as a Banking Center Manager and Loan Officer.

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Jamie Klingerman Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –04/25/18– Jamie Klingerman is the Human Resources Consultant in Select Business Solutions at Gibson. She is responsible for maintaining human resources processes including benefits administration, payroll processing, HR administration, and talent management.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Jamie has worked in human resources for five years, most recently at Williamson Employment Services as a Placement Coordinator. She has gained experience from various industries such as staffing, higher education, banking, and manufacturing.

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Robert Hyde Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –05/01/18– Robert Hyde is an Advisor in Select Business Solutions at Gibson. Robert is responsible for growth of the client base as well as collaboration with Gibson teams to ensure an optimal client experience.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Robert worked in wealth management and investment industry for over 10 years, most recently as a Trust Officer & Wealth Manager at 1st Source Bank. While there Robert led the Social Security Advisor initiative within the bank with a focus on trust administration & estate planning. Robert also served as a Wealth Manager for JP Morgan in Chicago, IL, where he specialized in small business owner portfolio management. Robert has gain expertise in working with small business owners to provide a consultative approach to their wealth and portfolio management tailored to their unique needs.

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Lisa Thomas Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 30, 2018 10:55:50 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –04/30/18– Lisa Thomas is a Senior Client Manager responsible for working with the Client Executive to determine overall risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, she manages the insurance renewal process. Lisa also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs.

Prior to joining Gibson in 2018, Lisa worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years, most recently as an Account Executive/CL Team Lead at an independent agency in Indianapolis. She has gained experience in transportation risks, providing health and workers’ compensation benefits, driver placement, and DOT regulations.

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Jaclyn Banks Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 25, 2017 1:53:39 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –10/25/17– Jaclyn Banks has joined Gibson as a Claims Specialist in Risk Management Services, where she is responsible for processing and servicing personal and commercial claims.

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Megan Stockton Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 17, 2017 4:59:14 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –10/17/17– Megan Stockton has joined Gibson as a Service Specialist in Select Business Solutions. She is responsible for all day-to-day administrative client support and internal operational activities for Select.

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Shauna Farrar Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 17, 2017 10:13:29 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –10/17/17– Shauna Farrar has joined Gibson as a Senior Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She works directly with clients and oversees team members to support all client needs, including renewal, marketing, ongoing service, enrollments, compliance, data management, and employee meetings.

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Brian Bellware Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 16, 2017 12:25:59 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA/KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN –10/16/17– Brian Bellware has joined Gibson as a Consultant in the Employee Benefits practice. Adding Brian to the team expands Gibson’s footprint to Southwest Michigan.

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Gibson Recognized As Best Agency To Work For In The Midwest

By Gibson on Oct 13, 2017 7:44:59 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA – 10/13/17 – Gibson has been selected as the 2017 Best Agency To Work For - Midwest by Insurance Journal.

Gretchen Lambert Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 27, 2017 2:01:54 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA –09/27/17– Gretchen Lambert has joined Gibson as a Service Specialist in Administration. She is responsible for being the first point of office contact for clients and providing service to internal teams.

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Jennifer Parsons Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 27, 2017 1:53:01 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA –09/27/17– Jennifer Parsons, WCLA has joined Gibson as Client Executive in Business Group. She specializes in identifying and proactively addressing exposures to help small business owners manage their strategic, business, and hazard risks.

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Doug Watkins Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 8, 2017 12:44:25 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA –09/08/17– Doug Watkins has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of client accounts and maintaining system integrity. Doug also assists with the preparation of employee communication materials for clients, the renewal process, the review of certificates & contracts, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings. 

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Jaclyn Sukich Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 1, 2017 1:54:49 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA –09/01/17– Jaclyn Sukich has joined Gibson as a Recruiting & Development Specialist. She is responsible for executing strategies to attract talent including sourcing, recruiting, onboarding, and orientation. Jaclyn also coordinates organizational training plans and development programs internally.

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Jordan Friesen Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Aug 25, 2017 12:29:42 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA –08/25/17– Jordan Friesen has joined Gibson as a Client Executive in the Employee Benefits Practice at Gibson. He helps employers with their workforce initiatives. This includes analyzing, developing, and implementing employee health care and benefit strategies.

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Ross Pennock Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jul 20, 2017 7:46:27 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –07/20/17– Ross Pennock has joined Gibson as an Associate Risk Advisor on the construction & surety team, responsible for providing risk management and insurance services to business clients. He specializes in identifying, quantifying and bringing clarity around strategic, business, and hazard risk exposures. Utilizing the proprietary Gibson Protection System (GPS), he and his team provide counsel and advice on complex business and people issues that extend far beyond the scope of an insurance policy.

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Katie Brockway Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jul 5, 2017 9:12:07 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE\ELKHART, INDIANA – 07/06/17– Katie Brockway has joined Gibson as a Senior Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She works directly with clients and oversees team members to support all client needs, including renewal, marketing, ongoing service, enrollments, compliance, data management, and employee meetings.

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Shannon Clifton Promoted to Senior Client Manager

By Gibson on Jul 5, 2017 9:03:42 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE\ELKHART, INDIANA – 07/05/17– Shannon Clifton, AIS, AINS, API of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Client Manager in Private Client Group. She is responsible for sales and servicing of personal insurance accounts focusing on auto, homeowners, personal umbrella liability, recreational motorcraft, and collectibles. She is also responsible for other aspects of client services including work processes and staff development.

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Gibson Welcomes New Employees

By Gibson on Jun 30, 2017 7:31:04 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE/ELKHART, INDIANA – 06/30/17Gibson welcomes new employees to the Select Business Solutions team. 

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Gibson Introduces Select Business Solutions

By Gibson on Jun 29, 2017 12:46:52 PM

SOUTH BEND, ELKHART, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/29/17 – Gibson is announcing Select Business Solutions, a new HR platform for small to mid-sized employers.   

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Courtney Montfort Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 22, 2017 8:18:14 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –06/22/17– Courtney Montfort, CIC has joined Gibson as a Client Executive in Commercial Risk Management at Gibson. She specializes in identifying business, strategic, and hazard risk exposures. Courtney consults with clients to develop and implement strategies to effectively and efficiently grow and protect their businesses.

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Gibson Appointed To The Hanover’s President’s Club

By Gibson on May 22, 2017 9:42:12 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/22/17 – Gibson recently was appointed to The Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country.

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Hillary Whitney & Andy Litchfield Earn CEES Designation

By Gibson on May 19, 2017 9:23:22 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA05/19/17Hillary Whitney, CEES, and Andy Litchfield, CEES, of Gibson, have been awarded the Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist (CEES) designation.

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Lindsey Tabor Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 9, 2017 3:25:51 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –05/09/17– Lindsey Tabor has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of client accounts and maintaining system integrity. Lindsey also assists with the preparation of employee communication materials for clients, the renewal process, and the review of certificates & contracts.

Teresa Croft Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 7, 2017 10:01:27 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 04/07/17 – Teresa Croft has joined Gibson as Service Specialist on the Finance Team. Prior to joining Gibson in 2017, Teresa gained 12 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently with Lupke Rice Insurance. 

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Liz Misenar & Kim Spaulding Earn CPRIA Certification

By Gibson on Mar 30, 2017 11:34:19 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 03/30/17 – Liz Misenar, CPCU, API, CPRIA and Kim Spaulding, CPRIA of Gibson have been awarded the Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA) certification by the Private Risk Management Association (PRMA). PRMA is a member-owned independent non-profit association founded by leaders in the private risk management and insurance industry. Misenar and Spaulding are among the 149 graduates for the first-ever CPRIA certification. The CPRIA program is specifically developed for professionals in the high net worth space and involves six rigorous course segments and exams.

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Heather Rush Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Mar 30, 2017 11:27:21 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 03/30/17 – Heather Rush has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of client accounts and maintaining system integrity. Heather also assists with the preparation of employee communication materials for clients, the renewal process, and the review of certificates & contracts.

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Gibson Announces 11th Annual Human Capital Summit

By Gibson on Mar 27, 2017 3:23:02 PM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 03/27/17 – Gibson is hosting the 11th Annual Human Capital Summit on April 25, 2017 on the topic of Bad Medicine.

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Patrick Harpenau Earns CEBS Designation

By Gibson on Feb 17, 2017 8:39:04 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA02/17/17Patrick Harpenau, CEBS, CMS, GBA, of Gibson, has earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.  The CEBS program is an eight-course curriculum which distinguishes you as a professional with expertise in employee benefits and compensation. It examines the principles of the administration of health & welfare plans, retirement plans, and compensation programs.

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Laura Van Dyke Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Feb 2, 2017 11:32:07 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –02/02/17– Laura Van Dyke has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. Laura works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. Her responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required. 

Prior to joining Gibson in 2017, Laura worked for three years at a local financial institution as a teller and consumer loan servicer. She also interned with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America in underwriting and business development. Laura was an officer of Olivet College’s Gamma Iota Sigma Alpha Alpha chapter, an insurance and risk management fraternity.

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Chris Watkins Promoted To Client Manager

By Gibson on Feb 1, 2017 6:43:55 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 02/01/17 – Chris Watkins of Gibson has been promoted to Client Manager in Commercial Risk Management. He is responsible for working with the Client Executive to determine overall risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, he manages the insurance renewal process. Chris also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs.

Miguel Salazar Named Stockholder

By Gibson on Jan 20, 2017 7:39:37 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/20/17 – Miguel Salazar has been named a principal at Gibson. He is a consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice, responsible for working with employers to provide an analysis of their existing employee benefits and assisting with the implementation of new or redesigned programs. Miguel joined Gibson in 2012.

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Bill Cerney Named Stockholder

By Gibson on Jan 20, 2017 7:39:06 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/20/17 – Bill Cerney has been named a principal at Gibson. He is a client executive on the Construction & Surety team and the Surety practice leader. In addition to elements of insurance and risk management, he is responsible for overseeing in-house analysis and financial statement writing, working with staff and clients on bid requirements and specification analysis, and meeting with client’s accountants and surety representatives. Bill joined Gibson in 2012.

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Gibson Recognized As Elite Agency by Insurance Business America

By Gibson on Nov 28, 2016 9:32:03 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 11/28/16 – Gibson, a regional insurance broker and risk management services firm, has been named a 2016 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America (IBA).

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Tara Housam Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Nov 18, 2016 11:43:49 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –11/18/16– Tara Housam has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. Tara works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. Her responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required. 

Prior to joining Gibson in 2016, Tara worked at Teachers Credit Union for 10 years as a Relationship Representative. In that role she helped generate leads, assess financial leads, and recommend appropriate products and services. Tara also gained experience in team leadership and training & development.

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Whitney Trent Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Nov 11, 2016 10:06:27 AM

INDIANAPOLIS/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/ FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –11/11/16– Whitney Trent has joined Gibson as a Health Risk Management Specialist. She is responsible for customizing wellness plans and ensuring accurate administration of plans for clients. Whitney assists in the presentation and implementation of wellness initiatives and consulting to clients. Additionally, she assesses utilization trends and compiles information for claims reviews with clients.

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Brittany Kirk Earns GBA Designation

By Gibson on Oct 18, 2016 11:13:35 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/18/16 – Brittany Kirk, GBA, of Gibson has been awarded the Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The GBA designation is offered through the CEBS program and distinguishes professionals who know the group benefits industry and are committed to their career. The GBA designation examines a wide variety of welfare benefits including: dependent care and family leave benefits; work/life benefits-such as financial planning, adoption assistance, legal services, and education assistance; and vacation and other time-off benefits.

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Gibson Earns National Best Practices Status for 23rd Consecutive Year

By Gibson on Sep 20, 2016 8:35:31 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 09/20/16 – For the 23rd consecutive year, Gibson has earned Best Practices status from Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).

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Gibson Hosting #DisasterReady Event

By Gibson on Sep 1, 2016 1:51:37 PM

FORT WAYNE, SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 09/01/16 – Gibson is hosting their Risk Management Forum on September 15, 2016 on the topic of #DisasterReady.

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Jaimie Richmond Promoted To Client Manager

By Gibson on Jul 22, 2016 12:37:23 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/22/16 – Jaimie Richmond of Gibson has been promoted to Client Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for working with the Client Executive to determine overall risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, she manages the insurance renewal process. Jaimie also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs.

Renee Olson Promoted To Client Manager

By Gibson on Jul 20, 2016 3:38:48 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/20/16 – Renee Olson of Gibson has been promoted to Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing renewal and service management for employee benefits clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings.

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Courtney McCloskey Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jul 5, 2016 11:08:42 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –07/05/16– Courtney McCloskey has joined Gibson as a Systems Administrator. She is responsible for the organization’s technology systems - from research, implementation, and integration to administration and troubleshooting. Courtney works to ensure optimal technology operations for all users and helps to bring the latest technologies to clients and the entire Gibson team.

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Brandon Nettrouer Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 27, 2016 9:19:03 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –06/27/16– Brandon Nettrouer has joined Gibson as an Associate Risk Advisor in the Commercial Risk Management Practice. He is responsible for providing risk management and insurance services to business clients. Brandon specializes in identifying, quantifying and bringing clarity around strategic, business, and hazard risk exposures. Utilizing the proprietary Gibson Protection System (GPS), he and his team provide counsel and advice on complex business and people issues that extend far beyond the scope of an insurance policy.

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Gibson Makes Investment In Reach360

By Gibson on May 6, 2016 10:12:18 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/06/16 – Gibson is excited to announce a new investment in Reach360, an Elkhart-based administrative and technology integration provider of HR and bookkeeping back office solutions.

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Margaret Hartsough Earns CEBS Designation

By Gibson on Apr 18, 2016 9:41:15 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA4/18/16Margaret Hartsough, CEBS, of Gibson, has earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.  The CEBS program is an eight-course curriculum which distinguishes you as a professional with expertise in employee benefits and compensation. It examines the principles of the administration of health & welfare plans, retirement plans, and compensation programs.

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Jessica Zych Earns CLCS Designation

By Gibson on Apr 7, 2016 3:48:19 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –04/07/16– Jessica Zych, CLCS, of Gibson, has been awarded the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation from The National Underwriter Company. CLCS is the most complete professional learning program available for industry professionals seeking to master the subject of commercial lines coverage. The program features detailed course content enhanced with real-life case study exercises.

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Robyn Skoglund Earns CAWC Designation

By Gibson on Apr 5, 2016 4:02:05 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA04/05/16Robyn Skoglund, CAWC, of Gibson, has been awarded the Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation (CAWC) designation.

The CAWC designation offers a unique perspective on workers' compensation, combining business acumen with key educational training, for an innovative and unique skill set.

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Ashley Griffin Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 5, 2016 3:50:18 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –04/05/16– Ashley Griffin has joined Gibson as a Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing renewal and service management for employee benefits clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings.

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Basketball & Family Night To Support Boys & Girls Clubs Of St. Joseph County

By Gibson on Mar 1, 2016 4:09:18 PM

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – 03/01/16 – Gibson is hosting Ballin’ For A Cause, a family-friendly basketball event on March 4, 2016 to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County and the Greatest Kids campaign.

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Gibson Announces 10th Annual Human Capital Summit

By Gibson on Feb 25, 2016 3:22:19 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 02/25/16 – Gibson is hosting the 10th Annual Human Capital Summit on March 16, 2016 on the topic of The Future Of Health Care & Employee Wellbeing.

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Gibson Named Best Places To Work In Indiana For Fourth Year In A Row

By Gibson on Feb 16, 2016 10:38:00 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/01/20 – Gibson was recently named as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Indiana, an honor they also received in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.

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Bob Zavacky Named Stockholder

By Gibson on Jan 28, 2016 9:45:55 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/28/16 – Bob Zavacky has been named a principal at Gibson. He is a consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice, responsible for working with employers to provide an analysis of their existing employee benefits and assisting with the implementation of new or redesigned programs. Bob joined Gibson in 2010.

David Walters Named Stockholder

By Gibson on Jan 28, 2016 9:44:14 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/28/16 – David Walters has been named a principal at Gibson. He is a risk advisor in the Commercial Risk Management Practice, responsible for identifying, quantifying, and bringing clarity around strategic, business, and hazard risk exposures for clients. David joined Gibson in 2011.

Jordan Scheiber Named Stockholder

By Gibson on Jan 28, 2016 9:43:02 AM

FORT WAYNE / SOUTH BEND / PLYMOUTH / INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 01/28/16 – Jordan Scheiber has been named a principal at Gibson. He is a risk advisor on the Construction & Surety team, responsible for identifying, quantifying, and bringing clarity around strategic, business, and hazard risk exposures for clients. Jordan joined Gibson in 2010.

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Stephen Swihart Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Dec 1, 2015 10:20:59 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –12/01/15– Stephen Swihart has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in Commercial Risk Management. Stephen is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. He works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. His responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required.

Cindy Stutesman Promoted To Claims Services Manager

By Gibson on Nov 23, 2015 3:58:46 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 11/24/15 – Cindy Stutesman of Gibson has been promoted to Claims Services Manager. She is responsible for the development of the Claims Specialists, managing the carrier claims relationships, developing systems and processes to create efficiencies, and the overall management of the DAART program.

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Sandy Junk Promoted To Senior Client Manager

By Gibson on Nov 20, 2015 8:57:19 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 11/20/15 – Sandy Junk, CPCU of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Client Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for working with clients to determine risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, she manages the insurance renewal process. Sandy also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs.

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Megan Riesenberg Promoted To Senior Client Manager

By Gibson on Nov 20, 2015 4:11:52 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 11/20/15 – Megan Riesenberg, AIS of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Client Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for working with clients to determine risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, she manages the insurance renewal process. Megan also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Of St. Joseph County and Gibson Receive Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award

By Gibson on Oct 26, 2015 9:24:58 AM

Online Contest Gives Boys & Girls Clubs Of St. Joseph County Opportunity To Win Up To $10,500 More

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – 10/26/15 – Gibson is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County.

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Jim Spuller Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 20, 2015 4:30:11 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 10/20/15 – Jim Spuller has joined Gibson as a Business Development Consultant at Gibson. He will provide sales leadership and training, helping the sales team optimize their skills and development to drive growth.

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Gibson Earns National Best Practices Status for 22nd Consecutive Year

By Gibson on Oct 14, 2015 6:17:56 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/14/15 – For the 22nd consecutive year, Gibson has earned Best Practices status from Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).

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Jessica Zych Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 2, 2015 5:38:03 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –10/02/15– Jessica Zych has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. Jessica works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. Her responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required.

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Jaimie Richmond Earns AINS Designation

By Gibson on Sep 18, 2015 7:29:28 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA09/18/15Jaimie Richmond of Gibson, has been awarded the Associate in General Insurance (AINS) designation from the Insurance Risk Management Institute, Inc.

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David Walters Recognized By Insurance Business America

By Gibson on Sep 3, 2015 10:41:05 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 09/03/15 – David Walters, Risk Advisor at Gibson, has been named to Insurance Business America’s annual Young Guns report, a list recognizing young professionals who have made a difference in the insurance industry.

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Barb Radecki Promoted To Senior Account Manager

By Gibson on Sep 3, 2015 9:34:19 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 09/03/15 – Barb Radecki of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Account Manager in the Business Group. She specializes in commercial property and casualty accounts. She is responsible for servicing business clients including making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, auditing, and renewing insurance programs for small business owners.

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Karen Corning Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Aug 27, 2015 11:14:15 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –08/27/15– Karen Corning is joining Gibson as a Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing renewal and service management for employee benefits clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings.

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Melissa Langley Promoted To Senior Client Manager

By Gibson on Aug 25, 2015 7:39:45 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/25/15 – Melissa Langley of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Client Manager in Commercial Risk Management. She is responsible for working with the Client Executive to determine overall risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, she manages the insurance renewal process. Melissa also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs.

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Gibson Named To The 2015 Inc. 5000

By Gibson on Aug 13, 2015 11:28:37 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/13/15 – Gibson, an Indiana based insurance and risk management services firm, made the 2015 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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Tom Everett Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Aug 12, 2015 7:13:50 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –08/12/15– Tom Everett is joining Gibson as a Client Manager in Personal Insurance. He is responsible for the sales and servicing of personal insurance accounts focusing on auto, homeowners, personal umbrella liability, recreational motorcraft, and collectibles.

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Gibson Announces #DisasterReady Event

By Gibson on Aug 4, 2015 7:11:37 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, FORT WAYNE, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 08/04/15– Gibson is hosting the Risk Management Forum on September 29, 2015 on the topic of #DisasterReady.

Jennifer Kasznia Promoted To Senior Account Manager

By Gibson on Jul 23, 2015 9:09:19 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/23/15 – Jennifer Kasznia of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Account Manager for the Surety Bonding team. She is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of surety, license, and miscellaneous bonds. Her responsibilities also include reviewing contractor job specifications and other service needs as required.

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Gibson Honored As One Of The 2015 Indiana Companies To Watch

By Gibson on Jul 16, 2015 10:02:28 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/16/15 – Gibson has been recognized as one of the 2015 Indiana Companies to Watch, an awards program presented by the State of Indiana and the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Melinda Lemler Promoted To Senior Client Manager

By Gibson on Jul 8, 2015 3:55:29 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/08/15 – Melinda Lemler of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for working directly with clients and overseeing team members to support all client needs, including renewal, marketing, ongoing service, enrollments, compliance, data management, and employee meetings.

Cheryl Alkire Promoted To Senior Account Manager

By Gibson on Jul 7, 2015 6:20:11 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/07/15 – Cheryl Alkire of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Account Manager in the Property & Casualty Practice. She is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. She works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. Her responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required.

Brittany Kirk Promoted To Client Manager

By Gibson on Jul 7, 2015 5:40:03 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/07/15 – Brittany Kirk of Gibson has been promoted to Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing renewal and service management for employee benefits clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings.

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Robyn Skoglund Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 17, 2015 6:33:16 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –06/17/15– Robyn Skoglund is joining Gibson as a Claims Consultant in Risk Management Services, responsible for developing and implementing claim consulting plans for select clients and coordinating client meetings.

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Jordan Scheiber Earns CRIS Designation

By Gibson on Jun 17, 2015 6:31:14 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 06/17/15 – Jordan Scheiber, ARM, CRIS, MBA of Gibson has earned the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the Insurance Risk Management Institute, Inc. The CRIS program is a specialized curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs of construction projects and contractors.

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Stacy Christlieb Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 9, 2015 6:19:21 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 06/09/15 – Stacy Christlieb has joined Gibson as a Client Manager in the Property & Casualty Practice. She is responsible for working with the Client Executive to determine overall risk management program goals and developing strategies to achieve those goals. In addition, she manages the insurance renewal process. Stacy also acts as the central point of communication to coordinate service requests with team members and underwriters to communicate insurance program needs.

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Ron Turpin Named Chief Financial Officer

By Gibson on Jun 4, 2015 5:20:36 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA –06/04/15– Ronald (Ron) Turpin has been named Chief Financial Officer at Gibson.

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Gibson Announces Ribbon Cutting & Open House

By Gibson on May 18, 2015 11:48:04 AM

FORT WAYNE, SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 05/18/15– Gibson is hosting an open house on June 3, 2015 to celebrate their growth in Fort Wayne. There will be a ribbon cutting with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and Mayor Tom Henry.

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Patrick Harpenau Earns GBA Designation

By Gibson on May 1, 2015 5:36:44 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/01/15– Patrick Harpenau, GBA, of Gibson has been awarded the Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The GBA designation is offered through the CEBS program and distinguishes professionals who know the group benefits industry and are committed to their career. The GBA designation examines a wide variety of welfare benefits including: dependent care and family leave benefits; work/life benefits-such as financial planning, adoption assistance, legal services, and education assistance; and vacation and other time-off benefits.

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On The Move At Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 7, 2015 9:59:16 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 04/07/15

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Jennifer Sniadecki Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 1, 2015 10:25:45 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA –04/01/15– Jennifer Sniadecki is joining Gibson as an Account Manager in the Business & Private Client Group. She is responsible for servicing and processing risk management plans for personal clients and small business owners including renewing, auditing, and updating their programs.

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Ray Korson Earns GBA Designation

By Gibson on Mar 19, 2015 11:16:09 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 03/19/15– Ray Korson, GBA, of Gibson has been awarded the Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The GBA designation is offered through the CEBS program and distinguishes professionals who know the group benefits industry and are committed to their career. The GBA designation examines a wide variety of welfare benefits including: dependent care and family leave benefits; work/life benefits-such as financial planning, adoption assistance, legal services, and education assistance; and vacation and other time-off benefits.

Theresa Burns Promoted To Senior Account Manager

By Gibson on Mar 19, 2015 11:13:06 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 03/19/15 – Theresa Burns of Gibson has been promoted to Senior Account Manager in the Property & Casualty Practice. She is responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. She works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. Her responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required.

Renee Olson Promoted To Associate Client Manager

By Gibson on Mar 19, 2015 11:05:47 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 03/19/15 – Renee Olson of Gibson has been promoted to Associate Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing ongoing service support to employee benefits clients, including enrollments, audit claim experience data, maintaining policy data and conducting employee open enrollment meetings.

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Gibson Announces 9th Annual Human Capital Summit

By Gibson on Jan 28, 2015 3:59:35 AM

FORT WAYNE, SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – 01/28/15– Gibson is hosting the 9th Annual Human Capital Summit on March 11, 2015 on the topic of the Innovation & Evolution of Health Care.

Chris Kidd Promoted To Client Executive

By Gibson on Jan 23, 2015 8:32:04 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/23/15 – Chris Kidd of Gibson has been promoted to Client Executive in the Property and Casualty Practice. She specializes in identifying business, strategic, and hazard risk exposures. Chris works with clients in developing and implementing risk management strategies to grow and protect their business.

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Ron Turpin Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jan 19, 2015 10:31:04 AM

FORT WAYNE/SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA –01/19/15– Ronald (Ron) Turpin is joining Gibson as Market President in Fort Wayne. He will provide executive leadership for Gibson as a sales, culture, service, and brand champion. His primary focus will be to build the Fort Wayne team and establish Gibson in the marketplace as the dominant commercial insurance, employee benefits, risk management, and trusted business advisor.

Nicole Fallowfield Named Stockholder

By Gibson on Jan 7, 2015 5:52:33 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/07/15 – Nicole Fallowfield, CWP, CIC, has been named a principal at Gibson. She is the Director of Health Risk Management in the Employee Benefits Practice and is responsible for designing and overseeing health management strategies. Nicole joined Gibson in 2008.

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Nicole Fallowfield Earns Certification From The CI Validation Institute

By Gibson on Jan 7, 2015 5:48:03 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/07/2015 – Nicole Fallowfield, CWP, CIC, has earned certification from the CI Validation Institute.

Gary Clark Promoted To Loss Prevention Manager

By Gibson on Dec 15, 2014 5:26:15 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 12/15/14Gary Clark of Gibson has been promoted to Loss Prevention Manager. He specializes in risk management techniques and loss prevention services for business clients. His responsibilities include oversight of the Loss Prevention team, providing them with guidance and support for achieving the strategic goals of the agency and clients. In addition, Gary is responsible for leading ongoing staff training, recruiting efforts, and monitoring service quality and timeliness.

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Shawna Neilson Promoted To Director Of Risk Management Services

By Gibson on Dec 10, 2014 10:44:51 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 12/10/14 – Shawna Neilson of Gibson has been promoted to Director of Risk Management Services. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Claims, Claims Consulting, and Loss Prevention teams; providing them with guidance and support for achieving the strategic goals of the agency and clients. Shawna is responsible for the execution of new employee development, ongoing staff planning, and recruiting efforts for Risk Management Services.

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Diane Davidson Promoted To CRM Operations Manager

By Gibson on Dec 9, 2014 10:13:14 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 12/09/14 – Diane Davidson of Gibson has been promoted to CRM Operations Manager. She is responsible for oversight of the commercial operations team leaders, including monitoring performance standards and implementing strategic plans. She provides them with guidance and support for delivering the Gibson Client Experience and achieving the strategic goals of the agency and clients.

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Gibson Superheroes Fighting Hunger

By Gibson on Dec 5, 2014 6:58:55 AM

Scaling Tall Buildings To Raise Awareness For The Food Bank Of Northern Indiana

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Erin Seifer Takes On Expanded Role At Gibson

By Gibson on Dec 5, 2014 6:49:26 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 12/05/14 – Erin Seifer of Gibson has taken on an expanded role – being named as the Commercial Lines Carrier Liaison on top of her position as Client Manager. She will serve as the point of contact between Gibson and commercial carriers to coordinate visit scheduling, process and procedure information flow, and assess the effectiveness of the working relationship with each of the carriers.

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Ruth Kramer Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Dec 4, 2014 10:53:20 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 12/04/14 – Ruth Kramer has joined Gibson as a Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing renewal and service management for employee benefits clients including overseeing renewals and enrollments, maintaining policy data, the creation of employee communication materials, and conducting employee open enrollment meetings in both English and Spanish.

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Carolyn Kolbe Earns ECAP Certification

By Gibson on Nov 11, 2014 7:13:27 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA11/11/14Carolyn Kolbe, ECAP, of Gibson, has earned the Expert Certified Administrative Professional (ECAP) certification from the Progressive Business Institute. Earning the ECAP certification requires completion of a series of courses to elevate the skills needed to perform at an expert level.

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Will Lehman Earns CRIS Designation

By Gibson on Nov 11, 2014 4:55:37 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 11/11/14– Will Lehman, CRIS of Gibson has earned the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the Insurance Risk Management Institute, Inc. The CRIS program is a specialized curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs of construction projects and contractors.

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Bill Cerney Earns CRIS Designation

By Gibson on Oct 29, 2014 7:21:59 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/29/14 – Bill Cerney, CPA, CCIFP, CRIS of Gibson has been awarded the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the Insurance Risk Management Institute, Inc. The CRIS program is a specialized curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs of construction projects and contractors.

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Gibson Earns National Best Practices Status for 21st Consecutive Year

By Gibson on Oct 10, 2014 8:55:39 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/10/14 – For the 21st consecutive year, Gibson has earned Best Practices status from Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).

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Gibson Named Principal® ‘Top 10 Best Companies For Employee Financial Security’

By Gibson on Oct 7, 2014 2:30:05 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/07/14 – Gibson’s outstanding commitment to their employees’ financial and physical wellness has earned them the distinction of being one of the 10 best companies from across the United States.

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Diana Weatherly Earns CMS Designation

By Gibson on Sep 25, 2014 10:59:52 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA09/25/14Diana Weatherly, GBA, GBDS, CMS, of Gibson, has been awarded the Compensation Management Specialist (CMS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The CMS program is offered through the CEBS program and distinguishes you as a professional with expertise in human resources and compensation. It examines the principles of human resources, compensation design and administration, and executive compensation.

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Heather Czarnecki Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 3, 2014 12:54:39 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 09/03/14 – Heather Czarnecki has joined Gibson as a Client Manager in the Business & Private Client Group. She is responsible for the sales and servicing of personal insurance accounts focusing on auto, homeowners, personal umbrella liability, recreational motorcraft, and collectibles.

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Gibson Announces Cultural Strategies For Managing Workforce Risk Event

By Gibson on Sep 3, 2014 8:58:29 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 09/03/14– Gibson is hosting Cultural Strategies For Managing Workforce Risk on October 3, 2014.

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Jocelyn Pollard Earns CMS Designation

By Gibson on Aug 4, 2014 11:47:38 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA08/04/14Jocelyn Pollard, GBA, CMS, of Gibson, has been awarded the Compensation Management Specialist (CMS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The CMS program is offered through the CEBS program and distinguishes you as a professional with expertise in human resources and compensation. It examines the principles of human resources, compensation design and administration, and executive compensation.

Ashley Young Promoted To Client Executive

By Gibson on Aug 4, 2014 11:36:27 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/04/14 – Ashley Young of Gibson has been promoted to Client Executive in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for new business opportunities and consulting with employers to provide an analysis of their existing employee benefit program and assisting with the implementation of new or redesigned programs.

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Rachel Potter Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jul 25, 2014 9:52:48 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/25/14 – Rachel Potter has joined Gibson as an Account Manager in the Business & Private Client Group. She is responsible for servicing and processing risk management plans for personal clients and small business owners including renewing, auditing, and updating their programs.

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Greta Wagner Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jul 2, 2014 11:27:50 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/02/14 – Greta Wagner has joined Gibson as an Associate Client Manager in the Employee Benefits practice. She is responsible for providing service support to new and existing employee benefits clients. Her studies in actuarial science provide her with the skills to forecast and model for benefit programs.

Tara Buch Promoted To Client Manager

By Gibson on Jul 2, 2014 4:31:04 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 07/02/14 – Tara Buch of Gibson has been promoted to Client Manager in the Employee Benefits Practice. She is responsible for providing marketing and service support to new and existing employee benefits clients.

Patrick Harpenau Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 26, 2014 5:36:18 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/26/14 – Patrick Harpenau has joined Gibson as a Consultant in the Employee Benefits Practice. He works closely with clients to help effectively manage their employee benefits, build a culture of safety, and employee wellness.

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Ray Korson Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 24, 2014 5:31:43 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/24/14 – Ray Korson has joined Gibson as a Client Executive in the Employee Benefits Practice at Gibson. He helps employers with their workforce initiatives. This includes analyzing, developing, and implementing employee healthcare and benefit strategies.

Brittany Kirk Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 24, 2014 5:30:25 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/24/14 – Brittany Kirk has joined Gibson as an Associate Client Manager in the Employee Benefits practice. She is responsible for providing service support to new and existing employee benefits clients.

Will Lehman Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 24, 2014 5:29:16 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/24/14 – Will Lehman has joined Gibson as a Client Executive in the Property & Casualty Practice. He specializes in identifying business, strategic, and hazard risk exposures. Will consults with clients to develop and implement strategies to effectively and efficiently grow their business.

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Diane Davidson Earns ARM-P Designation

By Gibson on Jun 12, 2014 12:26:33 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/12/14 – Diane Davidson, CPCU, ARM-P of Gibson has been awarded the Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P) from the Insurance Institute of America. Earning the ARM-P designation requires completion of a series of courses and national examinations covering the essentials of risk management, risk control, and risk financing, as well as additional courses specific to public entities.

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Gibson Announces Securing & Surviving The Active Shooter Epidemic Seminar

By Gibson on Jun 11, 2014 7:36:53 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/11/14– Gibson is hosting the Securing & Surviving The Active Shooter Epidemic Seminar on August 6, 2014.

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Gibson Named Platinum Fit Friendly Worksite

By Gibson on Jun 11, 2014 7:32:22 AM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 06/11/14 – Gibson has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

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Katie Teitgen Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 23, 2014 4:28:34 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/23/14 – Katie Teitgen has joined Gibson as a Marketing Specialist. She is responsible for blog writing and editing, public relations, as well as major events coordination and organization. She assists with social media including focused initiatives to train employees and enhance engagement. Additionally, she helps with internal and external communications and other special projects relating to strategic initiatives.

Brooke Strasser Joins Gibson

By Gibson on May 22, 2014 10:55:38 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/22/14 – Brooke Strasser has joined Gibson as a Claims Specialist in Risk Management Services. She is responsible for processing and servicing personal and commercial claims.

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Erin Seifer Earns CPCU Designation

By Gibson on May 19, 2014 9:42:46 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/19/14 – Erin Seifer, CPCU, AIS, AINS of Gibson has been awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation by the American Institute for CPCU. The American Institute for CPCU is an independent, nonprofit educational organization that confers the CPCU designation on persons who complete eight rigorous courses and national exams and meet its ethics and experience requirements. All CPCU’s are required to maintain and to improve their professional knowledge, skills, and competence through their commitment to the American Institute’s Code of Professional Ethics.

Janet Pang Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Mar 17, 2014 10:58:15 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 03/17/14 – Janet Pang has joined Gibson as a Service Specialist in Administration. Her responsibilities include providing administrative assistance to all Agency departments with project, event coordination and general assistance.

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Diane Davidson Earns ARM Designation

By Gibson on Feb 19, 2014 10:07:12 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/21/14 – Diane Davidson, CPCU, ARM of Gibson has been awarded the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) from the Insurance Institute of America. Earning the ARM designation requires completion of a series of courses and national examinations covering the essentials of risk management, risk control, and risk financing.

Ashley Matthews Promoted To Financial Analyst

By Gibson on Feb 6, 2014 10:14:54 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/21/14 – Ashley Matthews of Gibson has been promoted to Financial Analyst in the Employee Benefits Practice. Her responsibilities include providing support to new and existing employee benefit clients. She manages correspondence with insurance carriers and vendors on the client’s behalf to prepare financial and renewal analysis.

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Nicole Fallowfield Earns CIC Designation

By Gibson on Jan 24, 2014 10:03:13 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 05/21/14 – Nicole Fallowfield, CWP, CIC, has earned the Certified Intrinsic Coach®(CIC) designation from Intrinsic Solutions International.

David Burke Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jan 6, 2014 9:42:42 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/06/14 – David Burke has joined Gibson as a Loss Prevention Consultant in Risk Management Services. He is responsible for creating risk management programs, OSHA compliance, and loss prevention services for business clients.

Chris Watkins Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jan 6, 2014 9:37:23 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/06/14 – Chris Watkins has joined Gibson as an Account Manager responsible for the day-to-day service needs of clients. He works to obtain information and answer questions regarding coverage and policies. His responsibilities also include making policy changes, issuing certificates of insurance, and other service needs as required.

Amanda Roberts Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Nov 18, 2013 9:45:30 AM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 11/18/13 – Amanda Roberts has joined Gibson as a Service Specialist in Administration and Accounting. Her responsibilities include providing administrative and accounting assistance to all departments.

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Gibson Earns National Best Practices Status for 20th Consecutive Year

By Gibson on Oct 16, 2013 8:00:55 PM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/17/13 – For the 20th consecutive year, Gibson has earned Best Practices status from Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).

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Tim Leman Honored by Business Insurance's 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leaders Program

By Gibson on Oct 10, 2013 11:19:43 AM

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Jacki Rojics Promoted To Senior Client Manager

By Gibson on Oct 1, 2013 8:00:52 PM

SOUTH BEND PLYMOUTH INDIANAPOLIS FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/02/13 –

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David Walters Earns CAWC Designation

By Gibson on Oct 1, 2013 8:00:45 PM

SOUTH BEND PLYMOUTH INDIANAPOLIS FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/02/13 –

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Gibson Receives 3 Star Certification For Wellness Program

By Gibson on Oct 1, 2013 8:00:07 PM

SOUTHBEND PLYMOUTH INDIANAPOLIS FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/02/13 –

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Bob Zavacky Earns RHU Designation

By Gibson on Oct 1, 2013 8:00:02 PM

SOUTH BEND PLYMOUTH INDIANAPOLIS FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/01/13 – Bob Zavacky, Jr., RHU, of

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Alison Christensen Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jul 11, 2013 8:00:47 PM

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Ashley Matthews Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 24, 2013 8:00:16 PM

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Lorene Kreil Promoted To Service Specialist

By Gibson on Jun 24, 2013 8:00:06 PM

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Nan Mullaney Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 24, 2013 8:00:05 PM

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Renee Olson Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 17, 2013 8:00:59 PM

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Jaimie Richmond Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jun 11, 2013 8:00:23 PM

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Tara Buch Promoted To Assistant Client Manager

By Gibson on Apr 17, 2013 8:00:08 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 04/18/13 –

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Chris Kidd Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Apr 16, 2013 8:00:13 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 04/17/13 –

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Andy Barker Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Mar 19, 2013 8:00:28 PM

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Jenny Toth Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Feb 12, 2013 7:00:21 PM

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Missy Mitchell Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Jan 2, 2013 7:00:45 PM

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Ryan Colvin Named To ELT

By Gibson on Jan 2, 2013 7:00:34 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 01/03/13 –

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Gibson Retains National “Best Practices” Status for 19th Consecutive Year

By Gibson on Oct 21, 2012 8:00:13 PM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/22/12 –

Mark Purcell Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Oct 15, 2012 8:00:04 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 10/16/12 –

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Miguel Salazar Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Sep 11, 2012 8:00:49 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 09/12/12 –

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Gibson Announces 5th Annual Risk Management Forum

By Gibson on Aug 20, 2012 8:00:38 PM

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/21/12 – Gibson is conducting its 5th Annual Risk Management Forum on September 27, 2013 on Brand Damage.

Larry Linne, author of BRAND DAMAGE, will lead the event with an engaging presentation on RISK. It’s a broad topic, important to address, and in need of continual management. One of the fastest growing and most misunderstood risks in the U.S. is YOUR BRAND. He’ll focus his topics on positive personal brand management, brand damage, and how personal branding ‘IS’ your corporate brand. You’ll love his fresh and exciting approach! And you’ll leave with the top 5 things you have to do to manage any risk.

Subsequent break-out sessions will be provided to explore various front-line manager and executive level issues.

Tara Buch Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Aug 15, 2012 8:00:48 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/16/12 –

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Debra Roberts Earns AIS Designation

By Gibson on Aug 15, 2012 8:00:47 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/16/12 –

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Bill Cerney Joins Gibson

By Gibson on Aug 15, 2012 8:00:24 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/16/12 –

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Nikki Bicknell Earns AFSB Designation

By Gibson on Aug 15, 2012 8:00:14 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 08/16/12 –

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Theresa Burns Earns AAI Designation

By Gibson on Apr 5, 2012 8:00:33 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 04/06/12 –

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David Walters Earns ASLI Designation

By Gibson on Apr 5, 2012 8:00:05 PM

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Diane Merrill Promoted To Account Manager

By Gibson on Mar 4, 2012 7:00:53 PM

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Jill Olson Promoted To Client Manager

By Gibson on Mar 4, 2012 7:00:37 PM

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Liz Misenar Named Stockholder

By Gibson on Jan 16, 2012 7:00:33 PM

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Carolyn Kolbe Promoted To Senior Service Specialist

By Gibson on Oct 31, 2011 8:00:16 PM

SOUTH BEND/PLYMOUTH/INDIANAPOLIS/FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – 11/01/12 –