News & Events

CLICK HERE for the 2018 ARM Regional Meetings Calendar  

Jennifer Fryar of the Sullivan Insurance Agency in Ardmore, OK was awarded the prestigious title of Outstanding Oklahoma CSR of the year 2017 by the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. Congratulations, Jennifer!  Full article HERE

Hottle and Associates, an independent insurance agency located in historic Old Town Warrenton, VA is pleased to announce they have joined forces with The Marshall Agency in Marshall, VA. Cloud will remain in Marshall and serve on the Leadership Team of Hottle and Associates. Priscilla Hottle, President of Hottle and Associates, will oversee the combined operation in Warrenton. Congratulations!

Connecticut ARM Agent Sarah Skahan Featured in PropertyCasualty360

Sarah Skahan is determined to change old-fashioned views on who can be a successful insurance agent. READ HERE 

Gillis, Ellis & Baker Featured in Rough Notes

August 2016 issue - Check out this page

Easley Elected Chairman of ARM International

The shareholder members of Associated Risk Managers International, Inc. (ARMI) have elected Greg Easley to serve as Chairman of the ARMI Board of Directors. Active in the ARM organization since 1999, Greg has served on the ARM national board since May 2012, and is a board member and Secretary for ARM of Indiana.

Easley currently serves as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of RMD/Patti Insurance Agency & Financial Services, an independent insurance agency located in Richmond, Indiana, with additional offices in Cambridge City and Liberty, Indiana.

Click here to read entire press release

Belinda Brenizer Named Insurance Person of the Year

Belinda Brenizer, owner of Hawkins Insurance Group in Edina, MO and Golden Rule Insurance Agency in Osage Beach, MO was named Insurance Person of the Year by the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents at the recent Joint Leadership/Young Agents Conference. Several exceptional leaders in the insurance and risk management industry, each of whom are designees of The National Alliance, were also recognized.

INGUARD Named Agency of the Month

RN Nov. 2015 ARM of Indiana member INGUARD headquartered in Wabash, IN, was named Agency of the Month by Rough Notes magazine this November.

Click on this LINK to the full article.

Big I Honors 9 ARM Agents

Associated Risk Managers (ARM) International is proud to announce that nine member agencies have been named among The 2015 Best Practices Agencies of Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA, or the Big I).

CLICK HERE for press release to view the honorees

Karen Crouch named Insurance Professional of the Year by Insurance Professionals of Greater New Orleans

Click on this link to the press release of 7/22/15:  PR Web

ARM) Selects Brenda Case as the 2015 ARM Weaver  Memorial Award Winner


Brenda was awarded the designation at the ARM Annual National Conference, held April 29-30, 2015 in Nashville. Click on this link to the press release of 7/8/15:  PR Web


 CLICK HERE for the February 2015 issue of ARM News

Greg Easley recognized as 2014 Director of the Year by IIAI

ongratulations and Best Wishes to Janet Rogers!

Congratulations go out to Janet Rogers on her retirement from ARM of Mid America this month. We acknowledge and appreciate her tireless efforts on behalf of ARM of Mid America, ARM National and ARMFiCo during the past 25 years; her accomplishments are too numerous to mention.

If you would like to send Janet a note, her e-mail address is:, and office address is: ARM of Mid America, 2601 Northwest Expressway/Suite 810 West, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.


ARM Agent Kevin Schlotman quoted in USA Today article:


Associated Risk Managers (ARMI) International, Inc. supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) effort to put an end to distracted driving. As risk managers we have a duty to be involved with stopping distracted driving, we believe this major initiative on our part will contribute to make our roads safer. We encourage our members to make a committment to stop engaging in other activities, especially using cell phones and other electronice devices, while driving. This includes, but is not limited to, answering or making phone calls, engaging in phone conversations, reading nor responding to e-mails and text messages.

Craig Payan, ARMI Immediate Past Chairman

Wreck It All


ARM endorses the National Safety Council's (NSC) work to Promote a Distracted Driving Awareness Month - April


NSC seeks to engage the public, media, corporations, government and NSC members and partners in its efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving this April. The campaign, "How Many More Will It Take?" will reinforce the dangers of cell phone distracted driving. 

Throughout the month, NSC will promote ways everyone can take action, including: 

  • Taking the pledge to drive cell free

  • Help spread victim stories through social media

  • Attend the cell phone distracted driving webinar

Please visit in the coming weeks for further details and a list of other activities. 


DateTitle (click to view full press release)
Jan. 3, 2018 Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Announces Equity Return
Dec. 6, 2017 Illinois ARM Agency Esser Hayes Named Best Place to Work
Nov. 29, 2017 Greg Easley Named President of Indiana Big I
May 3, 2016 Easley Elected Chairman of ARM International
Dec. 1, 2015 Big I Honors 9 ARM Agents
July 22, 2015 Karen Crouch Named Professional of the Year by IPOGNO
July 8, 2015 ARM Selects Brenda Case as 2015 Weaver Memorial Award Winner
June 10, 2014 ARM of Connecticut Celebrates 30th Anniversary
May 27, 2014 Hottle Elected Chairman of ARMI
April 10, 2014 ARM of Illinois Enters Marketing Agreement with Iroquois®
Jan. 10, 2014 The Future is Bright for an ARM of Ohio Member
Nov. 22, 2013 Associated Risk Managers of Maryland Gains 10 Members in First Year
Nov. 12, 2013 Two ARM of Illinois Agencies Named to Big I?s "Best Practices" Study Group
Sept. 16, 2013 Four Associated Risk Managers (ARM) Members Are Among Newly Elected Louisiana Big I Board
Aug. 19, 2013 Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Tops 140 School Districts
June 19, 2013 Dick Simmons Named First Recipient of ARM Weaver Memorial Award
May 28, 2013 Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Concludes Annual Members Meeting

October 1, 2012

ARM Announces Dates of 2013 National Conference

July 17, 2012

Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Reaches 125 School Districts 

February 1, 2012

Prairie State Insurance Cooperative Expands Executive Committee Membership

November 1, 2011

Just Put It Down: Associated Risk Managers (ARM) Announces New Initiative
October 25, 2011 ARM of Illinois Announces the 100th Member to PSIC
June 29, 2011 Associated Risk Managers (ARM) Promotes a Distraction-Free Drive
January 5, 2011 Associated Risk Managers (ARM) Conference: May 3-4, 2011
August 9, 2010 ARMFiCo Announces Licensure in the State of North Carolina
June 23, 2010 ARM of Illinois Announces PSIC's First Dividend Distribution
June 20, 2010 ARM Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Partnership with Gallagher
April 18, 2010 Craig Payan Elected Chairman


DateTitle (click to view full text)
January 2014 ARM Published in Property Casualty 360
Oct 18, 2010 ARM Gets Published in Rough Notes