Interesting in joining one of our many Dallas Chapter committees and getting involved?  If so, let us know!

Community Good Works Program Committee

Identifies specific charities and schools for the Chapter to support.  Support is provided with both physical service and donations. Being on the committee helps the Chapter promote itself in Dallas and serving on the Committee is a way to learn more about the needs of Dallas.

Chair: ShaRhonda Caviness, CPCU - State Farm

Celina Nettleton, CPCU – State Farm 

Shellie Filkins, CPCU, CIC, AIC – Allainz

Howard Townsend, CPCU – Retiree

Michael DeRoche, CPCU – Hallmark

Collin Carder, CPCU – Great American

Arturo Espinoza, CPCU – Liberty Mutual



Ed Kiley, CPCU, CLU, FLMI  - State Farm 

Circle of Excellence

Wallace Eason, CPCU  


All Industry Day

Create the I-Day theme -Reserve the facility and coordinate speakers -Collect the registrations - Solicit sponsors – Help  coordinate I-Day activities-Introduce speakers.

Linda Bunts, CPCU – Crum & Forester (Co-Chair)

Tony LaRocca, CPCU – FCCI   (Co-Chair)

Fredricka Myles, CPCU – State Farm Insurance 

Melissa Ellery, CPCU – Texas Farm Bureau (Tyler)

Curtis Martin, CPCU – National Lloyds

Brandy Schoener, CPCU – State Farm

Daniel Nunes, CPCU

John Martinez, CPCU – State Farm

Jonelle Williams, CPCU – State Farm

Leslie A George, CPCU - Union Standard

Education Committee

This Committee provides an excellent opportunity to help others prepare and complete their studies, reviews, and determines appropriate candidates for scholarships.  Assists potential CPCU candidates meet their goals.

Chair: Precious Norman-Walton, CPCU - Insureon

Dong Feeley, CPCU – State Farm



Mentoring Committee

This committee will plan and support the mentoring program or our candidates, new designees, and other CPCUs.

Chair: John A. Martinez, CPCU - State Farm

Jerry Smith, CPCU – State Farm                                                 

Jennifer Tommervik, CPCU - Farmers                                         

Holly Harper,  CPCU  - State Farm                                               

Clinton Bump, CPCU – Allied World                                        

Jasmine Palmer, CPCU – State Farm                 

Membership Committee

Plans and coordinates Member and Educational Events.  It develops and implements new member benefits, maintains the chapter roster of members, and emphasizes the value of Society membership to chapter members.

Chair: Tia Tolbert, CPCU - State Farm 

Assistant Chair: Allison Dunlap, CPCU - Liberty Mutual

Brandon Hernandez - Gamma Iota Sigma

Howard Townsend, CPCU – Retiree

Matthew Maxwell (candidate) – Tokio Marine

Benita L Sharpe, CPCU – State Farm Insurance  

Lisa Belt (Candidate Member) State Farm

New Designee Committee

Be the first to recognize and congratulate the newest members who have just completed their CPCU studies.  The Committee advises New Designees on their complimentary membership with the chapter and CPCU Society. The committee members plan and attend mixers designed to spotlight our new designees and assist them with understanding benefits available.                             

Kerrick Porter, CPCU – RLI Corp.  (Chair)              

Allison Dunlap, CPCU – Liberty Mutual                                  

Brandon Hernandez - Gamma Iota Sigma/UNT               

Shelly Thomas, CPCU – RLI Corp

Joanna Ausborne, CPCU - AIG                                              

Jessica Law, CPCU – Zurich                                      

Ryan Lanier, CPCU – State Farm                                            

Event Organizing & Planning Committee (Registration & Socials)

Assist with registration during monthly luncheons, socials, and All Industry Day. .

Chair: Kate Guy, CPCU - State Farm

Diallo Maimouna, CPCU – HIIG Specialty

Katie Strong, CPCU – Liberty Mutual

Jane Damon, CPCU – Willis Towers Watson

Peter M Morford, CPCU – State Farm (social)

Kristen Schmiedel, CPCU – Liberty Mutual (social)

Allie Dean, CPCU - State Farm 

Stefanie Mathewson, CPCU – State Farm

Elisa Mcatee, CPCU – State Farm

Patti Nord, CPCU – State Farm

Social Media

If you like to Tweet and are active on Facebook and/or LinkedIn, we have an opportunity for you. This Committee assists with our social media sites to develop and refresh content, and it publicizes programs, special events, and new designees in local media and industry press.

Chair: Ana Guajardo, AIC, ARM, AINS, SCLA, WCP – MECIM

Daniel Johnson, CPCU – PMA Group

Chris Pilcic (supporting member) –State Farm

Martinique Castal, CPCU – State Farm (Photographer)

Nasrin Mahmud-State Farm (part time)/UTD – GIS

Thu Nguyen (candidate) - AIG



Greet CPCU Members and Guests at luncheons and I-Day. 

Ksenia Wilder, CPCU – Liberty Mutual

Jane Damon, CPCU – Willis Towers Watson  

Ryan Lanier, CPCU – State Farm  

Daniel Nunes, CPCU

Jessenia Hidalgo, CPCU – State Farm

Stefanie Mathewson, CPCU – State Farm

Elisa Mcatee, CPCU – State Farm

Patti Nord, CPCU – State Farm


Chapter/Committee Surveys

Millie Workman, CPCU - IRMI  

Chapter Registrant Outreach

Amanda Norris, CPCU - State Farm