Kate Armfield Elected to CIAB Board of Directors Brokers
Leesburg, VA – October 16, 2019 – Kate Armfield, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Shareholder and Member of the Board for AHT Insurance in Leesburg, VA was elected to the Board of Directors of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, as announced today by The Council.
Armfield was elected during The Council’s 106th annual Insurance Leadership Forum (ILF) in Colorado Springs, CO. The Insurance Leadership Forum has been instrumental to the commercial property/casualty insurance industry since its beginnings in 1913 and continues to be the premier industry meeting for market leaders worldwide.
“I look forward to this opportunity to serve on the CIAB Board and offer my support for the issues the organization addresses, including advocacy and training of future leaders, which is a key area of focus for all of us in this industry,” says Kate Armfield.
Armfield joined AHT in 1992 and has held a variety of positions in the commercial property and casualty and operations areas of the business. In her current role, Kate designs and implements business strategies and plans procedures that are key to building the infrastructure for the organization. She has led a number of initiatives related to attracting and developing employees and establishing policies that promote AHT’s vision. Her work in insurer relationship management and internal practices has been integral to AHT’s success and growth. Kate is active in both the insurance industry and the community. She has served on various insurance company agent advisory councils, as co-chair of the RiskProNet Marketing Practice Group and as a board member for Loudoun Hunger Relief, The Hill School and the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier. Kate holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University and the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
The Council’s Board of Directors is comprised of the heads of top brokerage firms who provide strategic direction and guidance around industry initiatives and proactive advocacy for the commercial brokerage industry’s regulatory and compliance matters. “We look to our Board for their expertise and leadership as we continue to move the needle in the industry,” said Ken A. Crerar, president/CEO of The Council.
The Council’s Board is led by Chairman David Becker, chief executive officer of Cottingham & Butler, Inc., in Dubuque, Iowa; Vice Chairwoman Nancy Mellard, executive vice president and General Counsel at CBIZ in Kansas City, Mo.; Treasurer Robert J. Klonk, chief executive officer of Oswald Companies in Cleveland, Ohio, and Secretary Keith Schuler, president and chief executive officer at InterWest Insurance Services, LLC, in Sacramento, Calif.
Jennifer Junda, Director of Marketing and Communications
AHT Insurance is a full-service brokerage and consulting firm offering property and casualty, employee benefits, retirement, personal and international services for a wide range of industries – notably receiving national recognition for our practices in areas including technology, manufacturing, government contracting and nonprofits.