The Dallas CPCU Society would like to recognize the following award winners.



Platinum Circle of Excellence

Congratulations to the Dallas Chapter for being awarded the Platinum Circle of Excellence recognition for the 2017 year!  The CPCU Society’s Circle of Excellence Recognition Program awards each chapter for its efforts to achieve benchmarks in chapter performance. The Program provides chapter leaders, and committee and task force chairmen, with structure and guidance to achieve strategic, chapter and member goals. Chapters earn Gold or Silver recognition by achieving key initiatives of the Society's strategic plan.



September 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award - Peter M Morford

Peter M Morford, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CAPM   consistently attends chapter luncheons and displays creativity.  He has been instrumental in identifying and helping to plan our social events.  Peter assists with registration on a regular basis, most recently All Industry Day.  He makes a positive difference with his enthusiasm and willingness handle the “thank you” cards for our speakers, most recently for all I-DAY speakers and guests.  Peter is a Business Technology & Support Manager with State Farm.  Congratulations Peter! Thank You for “Serving With A Purpose”.

August 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award – Kate Guy

Kate Guy, CPCU, is our current committee chair for Event Organizing & Planning (Registration).  She also assists with our chapter social events. Kate has been instrumental in assisting the I-DAY by providing an streamline process allowing our  sponsors to efficiently make payment. Kate is an Underwriter for State Farm, specializing in Market Area Support. She received her AINS designation in 2012 and her CPCU designation in 2015.  Congratulations Kate!

July 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award – John A. Martinez, Jr

John A. Martinez, Jr, JD, CPCU, is an I-DAY committee volunteer who networked assisting to secure I-DAY speakers for 2018. John is our current Mentoring Chair. He has been very active re-introducing Mentoring to the chapter. John joined the State Farm Dallas Claims Litigation Counsel team in March of 2011 and as Supervising Counsel beginning in November 2016.  He also currently serves as the Relationship Manager to the Hispanic National Bar Association.  John earned his CPCU in May 2017. Congratulations John!

June 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award – Amanda Norris

Amanda, CPCU, CLU, SILA-F who had been an inactive member renewed her membership in January 2018.  She was open to using her skills to benefit the chapter. A new volunteer opportunity was created for her, Dallas Chapter Registrant Outreach. She sends prompt reminders and thank you’s including important details, and a brief survey to all registrants at every chapter luncheon.  Amanda attends luncheons regularly and has invited four associates in her department to attend our luncheons all who are now chapter volunteers. She is creative, has a positive attitude, and helps to impact membership retention.  Amanda works for State Farm as a Supervisor in the Licensing Dept.  Congratulations Amanda!


May 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award – Martinique Castal

Martinique, CPCU, AIC, AIS, AINS is our current chapter photographer as of January 2018. He has gone above & beyond to assist the social media committee in posting updates on google photos and on all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn). He has displayed consistent attendance on committee communications and attends all chapter luncheons. He has demonstrated exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation and leadership.  He works for State Farm as a manager in Claims Business Services. Congratulations Martinique!

April 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award – Ed Kiley

Ed Kiley has been the Dallas CPCU Society’s webmaster for the past few years.  Behind the scenes, Ed is the one who creates event registrations for our luncheons and special events, and he creates the Chaptergrams for our chapter.   Ed has spent numerous hours volunteering for the Dallas Chapter, and his efforts have helped us reach a greater audience via our website.    He has a positive attitude, and he has created communications that help drive member and new designee attendance.   Ed works for State Farm as a Business Analyst within Agency/Sales Resources (ASR).  Ed has earned his CPCU, CLU, and FLMI designations.  Congratulations Ed!

March 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award – Nasrin Mahmud

Nasrin is a social media volunteer and close to receiving her CPCU.  She has been very instrumental in the planning and implementation of the “Facebook live stream test” which included sending invites to 700+ chapter members for the CPCU member Facebook page. Nasrin recently graduated from UTD.  As a senior at UTD, wife, and GIS member she maintained balance on the social media committee while working part-time as a State Farm employee.  She has great attitude.  Nasrin referred an attendee during the Feb. luncheon– the referral was a chapter transfer for membership.  She will be relocating to Atlanta with her husband and starting her new job with CNA.  Nasrin plans to virtually mentor her replacement while serving the Dallas chapter through the end of the year.  Congratulations Nasrin!