The CPCU Society International Ambassador (CSIA) Program has selected Orlene O. Arriola, CPCU, CRIS, AINS, to represent international CPCU Society members and new member candidates at the 2015 CPCU Society Annual Meeting, October 3 through 6, in Indianapolis.
Arriola is the president and owner of AXS Insurance, an independent brokerage firm based in the U.S. territory of Guam. She is a licensed broker and surplus lines broker, with expertise in professional liability, medical malpractice, environmental pollution and nonstandard lines, and is also the first female resident of Guam to achieve the CPCU designation.
“Being selected as the international ambassador is an amazing honor and a fantastic opportunity for me to bring the message to other international CPCU candidates that the designation is within reach and the professional benefits are beyond expectation,” says Arriola, who earned the CPCU designation in 2014. “As a new member of the CPCU Society, I received tremendous support, and I look forward to encouraging others to complete their CPCU designations.”
In response to the growing number of international Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designees and candidates, the CPCU Society has expanded its presence outside of the United States. CPCUs and CPCU candidates not based in the U.S. face different challenges from those who are, including having to learn the material and take the exams in English, which may be a second language for them. The CPCU Society established the CSIA Program to recognize non-U.S.-based CPCUs for their efforts in promoting the CPCU designation globally and to provide financial support for them to attend the CPCU Society Annual Meeting.
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