Mary M. Belka, CPCU, ARM, Are, RPLU, CIC, CPIW
Mary Eisenhart Belka has spent more than 35 years in the insurance industry, both in independent agencies and with insurance carriers. In 1996, she became an insurance industry consultant, and is the owner of Eisenhart Consulting Group in Lincoln, Nebraska, a consulting firm dedicated to helping insurance organizations become extraordinary.
Mary has been featured in Rough Notes and other insurance industry publications, and has authored a Best Practices tool for IIABA, The Next Generation: A Young Agent’s Best Practices Leadership Guide. She has also chaired local and state Big “I” Education Committees. Mary develops and presents insurance industry management, technical, Best Practices, motivational, and risk management seminars throughout the U.S.
Cheryl L. Koch, CPCU, CIC, ARM, AAI, API, AAM, AIM, AIS, ARP, ACSR, AFIS
Cheryl has served in nearly every capacity in an Independent Agency, having been an Account Manager, Producer and Agency Owner. She now devotes her time to agency management consulting and training and speaking at industry functions throughout the country. She is the President and CEO of Agency Management Resource Group located in Roseville, California. Cheryl consults on marketing and sales, sales management, agency operations, automation, and strategic planning.
Chris Burand is president and owner of Burand & Associates, LLC, and a management consulting firm specializing in the property-casualty insurance industry. Chris is recognized as a leading consultant for agency valuations, producer compensation plans, E&O carrier approved E&O procedure reviews, and agency operation reviews. He also provides the acclaimed Contingency Contract Analysis® service and has the largest database and knowledge of contingency contracts in the insurance industry.