Make the most of your CPCU Experience by getting involved in one of the following committees. Please contact one of the Chairpersons below to get involved.

Candidate Development

Paula Cunningham and Jeff Walker
The Candidate Development committee recruits qualified candidates for pursuit of the CPCU designation. The Committee contacts and provides support for those having completed portions of the CPCU coursework and encourages those who have temporarily interrupted their study to re-enroll.


Marjorie Tveitnes and Jill Schneider
Promotes an active Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, develops mentoring relationships between Chapter members and CPCU candidates, and assists with distribution of scholarship funds.

New Designee

Lori Meyer
Makes personal contact with new designees on behalf of the Chapter. Encourages involvement with the chapter, and attendance of monthly Chapter meetings.  

Good Works and Networking

Joe Knollenberg and Tim Gettinger
Plans and coordinates a variety of networking service events to support charities throughout our community.


Shawn Knauts, Andrea Lindenbusch, Marjorie Tveitnes, Diane Kidwell, Bill Johnston, Joe Jackson, Lori Meyer, Dean Besaw, and Staci Huseman
I-DAY is proclaimed each year to recognize persons who have completed the requirements necessary to attain the CPCU designation, and as a forum to discuss insurance topics of current interest. Participation and attendance is open to anyone.


Karen Dye, Katie Hazelrigg, Steve Stambaugh, and Beth O'Keefe
Plans and arranges locations and menus for the various Chapter monthly meetings from September through May. Provides a variety of speakers and programs for the Chapter.

Spread-the-Word and Visibility

Diane Kidwell
Encourages local CPCU's to promote the value of the CPCU designation to employers, businesses, consumers and the general community. Promotes awareness of the Central Missouri Chapter of CPCU through periodic advertisements and business related articles of accomplishments and events the Chapter has achieved. Advertising can include congratulations to new designees, safety issues during holidays or fire prevention months and miscellaneous advertising as needed.


Brent Truesdell and Jeremy Gilion
Maintains contact with Active members, re-establishes contact with lapsed members, and conducts annual membership survey.


Luke Hooton, Lesley Hane, and Jeff Henze
Maintains the Central Missouri Chapter’s website with current and relevant information.

Young Driver Program

Russ Baker

Promotes roadway safety for teens and parents through a program presented in conjunction with local safety and law personnel.