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A group for the people who help life insurance companies and other financial services companies organize events chose leaders Tuesday, at an event of their own.

Members of Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) elected Marcia Merando of Frankenmuth Insurance the FICP chair for 2018.

The FICP board appointed Wayne Robinson, a meeting planner at FM Global, the FICP chair for 2019.

The Chicago-based group ended a three-day meeting in San Diego Wednesday.

The FICP serves event planners who work for financial services distributors, property-casualty insurers and other types of financial services companies as well as life insurance companies.

In other FICP meeting news:

  • Martin Johnston, regional director of sales at Montage Hotels & Resorts, was picked to be the chair of the FICP hospitality partner committee in 2018.

  • A silent auction raised $27,705.49 for Junior Achievement and $41,558.24 for disaster relief efforts. The $69,263.73 fundraising total was up from a fundraising total of $51,616.59 at the 2016 annual meeting.

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