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State Auto Executive Joins InVEST National Board

Post brings unique experience to InVEST’s leadership.

Bill Post InVEST.jpgALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 22, 2017–InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program, recently announced that Bill Post has joined its national board. Post is State Auto vice president, people strategies and services business partners and talent acquisition.

“InVEST is proud to announce Bill Post has joined its board of directors,” says Cindy Hower, InVEST board chair and president of Kellerman Insurance, an independent agency in Holton, Kansas. “Bill brings a wealth of diverse experience to the InVEST board of directors and we look forward to continuing to work with him to improve the program.”

Post joined the State Auto team in 2016 as the employee relations officer and has climbed through the ranks. Prior to his insurance career, Post was a practicing attorney. He spent 12 years at the Columbus office of the law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP, where he made partner, and he also worked as in-house counsel for The Huntington National Bank. Post earned a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs at Miami University and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
“InVEST is critical to the perpetuation of the independent agency system and to the success of the whole insurance industry,” 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 Bill Post, are key to the success of this program as it continues to develop and expand. We applaud Bill and thank him for him 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.
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