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InVEST Awards the Dach and Teacher of the Year

Andrew W. Zupkoff, who teaches at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., is the 2014 InVEST Teacher of the Year Award. The program is a key driver to attract new talent to the insurance industry. Zupkoff has taught high school for 20 years, including 15 years on the Dr. Phillips High School faculty. A popular teacher, he was secretly nominated by his students. 
 
The InVEST program awarded Tom Davis, CPCU, Travelers underwriting officer, with the Dach Award which honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions in fostering the growth and development of InVEST. The InVEST program is a key driver to attract new talent to the insurance industry.
 
Davis joined Travelers in 2004, and is currently located in the company’s Alpharetta, Ga., office. In addition to his roles at Travelers, he has also assisted in numerous capacities with InVEST leadership at the national and state level. Additionally, he has participated in InVEST’s recruitment and retention efforts at several Atlanta-area schools including Booker T. Washington High School, B.E.S.T. Academy, Frank McClarin High School, North Atlanta High School and Georgia State University. Davis has also served as a board member and held multiple leadership roles, including chairman and treasurer, with the Georgia Insurance Education Association. 
 
  
The Dach award, created in 1989, is named in memory of the program’s founder, Stephen Dach. Dach had a vision in 1970 to capture the attention of students at an early age to reveal the vast opportunities available to them in the insurance industry, which led him to begin what is now known as the InVEST program.