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Past ISAHU Presidents

A legacy of local, state, and national leadership

Jennifer Mitchen

Nearly every year for the past three decades, a new Board of Directors takes charge of ISAHU. The same thing happens at NAHU and many dozens of local chapters across Indiana and the US.

The National Association of Health Underwriters has existed for over 100 years. Closer to home and prior to 1990, only Indianapolis AHU existed within Indiana. Then, ISAHU formed a state chapter that encompassed the entire state. Slowly, local chapters have covered the state including Northeast Indiana, South Central Indiana, Southwest Indiana, Greater Northern, Greater Bloomington, and Northwest Indiana.

The people who serve on our board and the boards of local chapters have made a significant impact, often without thanks and without much notice. They are all volunteers, all ready to serve, and all have made Health Underwriters a better Association.

Scroll below to find a list of past ISAHU presidents. Presidents typically serve one term, though some have served two consecutively or independently. And their terms begin a year prior to that as President-Elect, followed by a third year as Immediate Past President.

Our thanks goes out to the dedication of these wonderful leaders, many of whom in the early years of our Association served far above the call of duty to grow this organization that has helped us all learn more, teach more, do more, and serve more for each other and our customers.

— Jennifer Mitchen
2020-2021 and 2021-2022 ISAHU President

Past ISAHU Presidents and Terms

July 1, 1990

Charles D. Crumbaugh

CLU, RHU
Founding President
Indianapolis, Ind.

July 1, 1990
July 1, 1991

C. Gordon Hayes

Founding President-Elect
Terre Haute, Ind.

July 1, 1991
July 1, 1995

Bernard Frye

Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 1995
July 1, 1996

Harry F. Garman

Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 1996
July 1, 1997

Dwight “D” Hall

Indianapolis AHU
Served two terms

July 1, 1997
July 1, 1999

Keith Hattabaugh

South Central Indiana AHU

July 1, 1999
July 1, 2000

Roger W. Skinner

CLU, RHU, REBC, PAHM
Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 2000
July 1, 2001

Robert C. Tretter

CLU, ChFC, RHU, GBDS
Indianapolis AHU
Served two terms
1998-1999 NAHU President

July 1, 2001
July 1, 2003

Nicole Fairbairn

Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 2003
July 1, 2004

Patricia A. Griffey

CSA, RHU, ChHC, REBC
Greater Northern Indiana AHU
2019-2020 NAHU President

July 1, 2004
July 1, 2005

William D. Robinson

South Central Indiana AHU

July 1, 2005
July 1, 2006

Shawn Gibbons

Greater Northern Indiana AHU

July 1, 2006
July 1, 2007

Norman D. Springer

CLU, RHU, FLMI, CDHC
Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 2007
July 1, 2008

Dennis E. Wright

RHU, CSFP
Northeast Indiana AHU

July 1, 2008
July 1, 2010

William D. Robinson

South Central Indiana AHU

July 1, 2010
July 1, 2011

Susan M. Rider

MS, REBC, GBHR
Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 2011
July 1, 2012

Carolyn Beck

Southwest Indiana AHU

July 1, 2012
July 1, 2013

Michael P. Ripley

CEBS
Indianapolis AHU
Served two terms

July 1, 2013
July 1, 2015

David A. Berman

CLU
Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 2015
July 1, 2016

Jennifer L. Revell

Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 2016
July 1, 2017

Dennis E. Wright

RHU, CFSP
Northeast Indiana AHU

July 1, 2017
July 1, 2018

Don R. Griffey

Greater Northern Indiana AHU

July 1, 2018
July 1, 2019

Jeffrey Goodwin

RHU, CLU, REBC
Indianapolis AHU

July 1, 2019
July 1, 2020

Jennifer Mitchen

Indianapolis AHU
Current ISAHU President
Serving two terms

July 1, 2020

Past National Presidents from Indiana

1972

Arthur Grayman

Northeast Indiana AHU
(Fort Wayne)

1974

C. Gordon Hayes

Indianapolis AHU
(Terre Haute)

1980

Sandra Sterberger

Indianapolis AHU
(Indianapolis)

1999

Robert Tretter

Indianapolis AHU
(Indianapolis)

2019

Patricia Griffey

Greater Northern AHU
(South Bend)

Gordon Memorial Recipients

NAHU annually awards the industry’s greatest accolade, the Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award, which recognizes the recipient as the industry’s “Person of the Year.” The recipient is selected by a committee of past award recipients that carefully reviews individuals nominated for their contributions made to the industry.

1998

Sandra Sternberger

Indianapolis AHU

2005

Robert Tretter

Indianapolis AHU

2011

Carol Cutter

Indianapolis AHU

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