The Philadelphia Chapter has committees in the following areas:
Communications & Public Relations Committee
This committee develops programs and procedures to promote and increase the visibility of the CPCU Society, its members, and the designation. The Committee Chairs will be responsible for managing and coordinating the Chapter’s message across multiple outlets.
Co-Chairs: Michael Povich, Zerona Sharpe
New Designee & Candidate Development Committee
This committee is responsible for developing and maintaining programs that increase membership by promoting the professional qualifications and ethical standards of CPCUs.
Co-Chairs: Tyler Rice, Zerona Sharpe
This committee plans and executes several social events that offer professional networking opportunities and enhance camaraderie amongst our diverse membership.
Co-Chairs: Jessica Kearney, Brian Gossner
Good Works Committee
The purpose of the Good Works Committee is to identify specific charities for the Chapter to support via donation and/or actual service. Specific events are expected to include the chapter's Student Scholarship Essay Contest, the Blossom Philadelphia Night 5k Run, the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance event, the Fire Safety Essay Contest and promoting the Insurance Day of Giving.
Chairperson: Paul Griffing
Margo Turtureja (UCP Run Liaison)
Patrick Riley (Fire Safety Award Contest Liaison)
Pete Palestina (Fire Safety Award Contest Liaison)
This committee works closely with the Chapter Treasurer to ensure our Chapter complies with all requisite regulations and operate as good stewards of the resources of our members.
Chairperson: Michael Povich
The I-Day committee is responsible for the planning and execution of Philadelphia I-Day. This committee works closely with the Insurance Society of Philadelphia to organize and promote one of the largest I-Day events in the nation.
Co-Chairs: Patrick Riley, Anita Devan
Franklin Award Committee
This committee is responsible for soliciting nominations,evaluating candidates and presenting the prestigious Franklin Award annually.
Chairperson: Ann Mhyr
Board Liaison: Patrick Riley
Past Philly Chapter Presidents
Past Franklin Award Recipients
Regional Industry Leaders