ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 21, 2016 – InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program, is pleased to announce that Bridgeen Policarpio is the newest member of its board. Policarpio is head of The Hartford School of Insurance.
“InVEST is pleased to announce that Bridgeen Policarpio will serve on its board of directors,” says Cindy Hower, InVEST board chair and president of Kellerman Insurance, an independent agency in Holton, Kansas. “Bridgeen brings a wealth of expertise to the InVEST leadership. We look forward to working with her to advance and expand the InVEST program.”
Policarpio has 20 years of insurance industry experience in sales, sales management, training, coaching and development, operations and leadership. In her current role as head of The Hartford School of Insurance, Policarpio leads a team focused on delivering best in class training solutions to independent agents across the country. Policarpio’s prior roles with The Hartford include director of sales excellence, sales manager in AARP operations, frontline sales leader in specialty sales, and sales and service consultant. She has also worked at Travelers as a training consultant. Policarpio is a graduate of the business management program at the Institute of Technology Tallaght in Dublin, Ireland.
“InVEST is vitally important for the future of the independent agency system and the insurance industry as a whole,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) president & CEO. “Educators, volunteers, and independent agency and industry leaders, like Bridgeen Policarpio, are key to the success of this program as it continues to develop and expand. We applaud Bridgeen and thank her for her commitment to this critical endeavor.”
As a 501(c)(3) educational trust, InVEST benefits from the support of numerous insurance organizations, hundreds of agencies, brokers and volunteers. The program provides the insurance industry with motivated, talented and intelligent professionals through a support structure of state associations, board members, national staff, teachers and the many industry professionals who work in the field as classroom liaisons.
Founded in 1970 and based in Alexandria, Virginia, InVEST promotes insurance education in order to attract individuals to pursue a career in the insurance industry. Each year, the program prepares thousands of students for insurance-related careers with a hands-on curriculum taught in high schools, adult education centers and colleges. These courses provide students with a working knowledge of the basics needed to pursue careers in the insurance industry. For more information, go to www.investprogram.org.
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.