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Kenneth Gould joins Board of Directors

Executive Vice President at Lockton Companies.

Ken is an experienced Account Director/Producer in the Financial Services industry committed to providing the best service in the industry to his clients. As a client advocate, Ken has the ultimate responsibility in delivering all aspects of customer service.

Ken joined Lockton Dallas in July 2007, and his complex account experience comes from working with domestic and multinational Risk Management and Real Estate clients. During his 25-year career, Ken serviced risk management clients, including PepsiCo, Yum! Brands, Accor Hotels, Starwood Capital, Omnicom Group, Rockpoint, United Rentals, Hubbell Inc., United Technologies, Stanley Works, GTE, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, Nokia, and Alltel.

Kenneth holds an M.B.A. in finance and international finance from the University of Connecticut.

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Barbara March appointed to Board of Directors

Barbara March, CEO of My Corporate Ally, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Veteran’s Stride Foundation at IIOP.

Barb is a distinctly accomplished, multifaceted C-suite executive and entrepreneur with extensive expertise leading global and domestic mutual fund, asset management and insurance companies, as well as global technology outsourcing firms. She is a highly sought-after subject matter expert, speaker and thought leadership contributor on topics related to retirement, financial services transformation and bringing strategic vision successfully to fruition.

Throughout her career, Barb has recognized the importance of giving back to local communities and supporting those who go above and beyond in service to others. She has recently become involved with IIOP through her relationship with Arlene Gillis and has agreed to focus on fundraising for the foundation. Barb spearheaded the effort to nominate Arlene for the Lightning Community Hero Award and has already begun reaching out to the corporate community on behalf of the foundation.

Please congratulate Barb and welcome her to the IIOP family.

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Congratulations Fall Class of 2021 Graduates

We are so truly proud of you!

Wishing you all the best in your life journeys and all the wonderful things that lie ahead!

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Adam Kramer – IIOP News – October 12, 2021

Congratulations team U.SA. woman’s wheelchair basketball for taking home the Bronze Metal at the 2020 Paralympic games!!!!!

Special Shout out to Our Student Adam Kramer Assistant Coach. We are honored to have you representing IIOP

Below an interview with Adam

Adam

Interviewer: “We would just need a few sentences about your experience”

Adam: The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games were an amazing opportunity. They used the tagline “United by Emotion” and it could not have felt more true. During such uncertain times, the opportunity to bring the world together, as safely as possible, and show that we can all be united was incredibly refreshing. Sport saved my life and I was lucky enough to share a common experience with thousands of other people in the same boat. 

Interviewer: “Advice for anyone else that wants to get involved with a Paralympic team”

Adam: Find your passion and pursue it relentlessly. It will be a process.

If you want to compete, compile your resources and put your heart and soul into obtaining your goal. If you want to be on staff, begin by volunteering locally or with the NGB (National Governing Body) of your sport of choice. There are dozens of Paralympic sports, so if you can’t choose just one, contact the USOPC (United State Olympic and Paralympic Committee) to offer your expertise to them, in general, as a need arises. There is a certification process, so start early and be persistent. 

Interviewer: “your role on the team”

Adam: I served as an Assistant Coach for Team USA’s Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. My primary roles were subdivided into categories that prepared our team for competition.  I worked with athletes on a weekly basis to ensure that they were balancing life on and off the court. I also performed data management and tracking processes to ensure that we were progressing as expected. Most notably, I scouted competition and managed practices to ensure that our athletes knew what to expect during each game. 

Interviewer: “or anything else you want to say”

Adam: My experiences resulted in so many intangible benefits. I am truly lucky to have been a part of this team that allowed me to make many new friends from all over the country & world, while having the honor of representing my country. That is not to say that this occurred without sacrifice, but the rewards will outweigh the drawbacks if you’re committed to putting in the work.

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Special Guest Jim Lawson From ABC Visits IIOP

Specials thank you to Jim Lawson From ABC for taking the time to come Visit the students to educate them on residency programs and ABC Exams.

ABC exams start tomorrow!!

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IIOP Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic heritage month, student and faulty enjoyed an afternoon full of Latin cuisine, Music, and a friendly Cornhole competition!!

Shout out to our Cornhole Winners Dylan Creamer and Tanner Burharp!!

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Special thank you to RSA Team and Representative Kamia Brown for Visiting IIOP!

Special Thanks to RSA Team and Representative Kamia Brown for taking the time to Visit IIOP to Learn about the O & P Profession!

Kamia Brown is an American politician who has served in the Florida House of Representatives from the 45th district since 2016. Brown will run for State Senate district 11 in 2022 to succeed Randolph Bracy who is running for Val Demings’ seat in Congress.

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