At the recent annual meeting of The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Board of Trustees, John Bishop, President and CEO of Motorists Mutual Insurance Company, was elected to serve as the Foundation’s 2010 Chairman. 2009 Chairman, Dave Washburn, Vice President, CNA Ohio Branch, moves to the Past Chairman role. Other officers elected were Eschol Curl, Vice President, Operations, State Farm Insurance Companies, as Vice Chairman; Michael Fusselbaugh, Senior Vice President, Hartford Steam Boiler, as Secretary; and, Dana Rudmose, Principal, Rudmose & Noller, Financial Advisors, as Treasurer.

“We’re quite pleased with the progress we have made this past year, thanks in no small part to the efforts of our outgoing Chairman, Dave Washburn,” said Bishop. “Over 200 teachers and guidance counselors attended our Insurance Education Institutes, 31 Congressional staff attended our first Federal insurance education seminar series, and we completed our first full year conducting the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, Institute for Insurance Policy, an insurance knowledge certification program for state legislators.”

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit that provides risk management and insurance (RMI) education programs and resources for K-12 teachers and students, institutions of higher education, and public policymakers. All of the Foundation’s programs are strictly educational. They are developed and presented by noted professors of risk management and insurance from some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities.

To learn more about the Griffith Foundation’s “Insurance Education Institutes” for teachers and guidance counselors, visit: http://www.griffithfoundation.org.