SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS2020-10-22T05:37:49+00:00

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

PETE GUNN SCHOLARSHIP

Pete Gunn Photo

Every year MCIEF will award Pete Gunn Scholarships to industry associates who are new to transportation insurance and have a desire to become educated in the field.

Pete Gunn cared about the transportation industry…..he cared about truckers and he cared about education. He brought value to all by becoming the best insurance advisor he could be. Pete started in the insurance business in 1964. He became an agency owner with Morgan,Trevathan & Gunn Insurance in Kentucky and never stopped learning. He obtained his CPCU designation in 1968, his CIC in 1984 and his TRS in 2013. He was a long time instructor for the National Alliance, educating hundreds of industry associates.

When MCIEF was founded, Pete was interested in putting the programs together as well as “teaching”. His professionalism and willingness to share his knowledge with others is missed.

Each year these scholarships will remind us of Pete, his dedication to the trucking and education industry and hopefully develop others to follow his footsteps and his motto: “You must do it right, be honest and take care of the insured”.

The scholarship is valued at $2,500 and includes:

  • 1 Trucking U Seat
  • 1 Advanced Coverage seat plus 2 nights hotel stay*
  • 1 Advanced Underwriting seat plus 2 nights hotel stay*
  • 1 Annual Conference seat plus 2 nights hotel stay*

*hotel stay not applicable for online courses & events

Scholarship applications are available throughout the year. Recipients are selected in December.

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AWARD WINNERS:

The 2020 Pete Gunn Scholarship Award Recipients

  • Theo Hobbs, Deeley Insurance Group, MD
  • Will Carnes, Morgan Trevathan and Gunn Inc, KY
  • Jennifer Blakeney, Cochrane & Company, CA
  • John Kramer, Nationwide E&S, IN

The 2020 Honorable Mention Scholarship Award Recipients

  • Jessica Wineteer, USI, TX
  • Anna Johnson, Interstate Insurance Management, PA

The 2019 Pete Gunn Scholarship Award Recipients:

  • Tyler Then, RPS, Charlotte NC
  • Craig Tatro, Marsh McLennan Agency, Richmond VA

JIM HARRISON AWARD

Jim Harrison Photo

In 1981 Jim Harrison and Tommy Ruke developed an education program for insurance professionals that work with motor carriers. At the time, Jim was the Education Consultant for CIC in Florida and knew that Tommy’s father was a trucker. That call started Tommy’s educational career. Jim and Tommy went on to teach numerous seminars together. Jim was an original founding member of MCIEF.

Through the years Jim inspired others to be better at their insurance craft. Brenda Wiser earned her CIC in 1995. She recalls her first CIC class which featured Jim as a presenter. His incomparable knowledge, ability to explain the subject in simple terms, and unwavering patience in responding to questions, guide her even today in her Transportation Leadership role. She notes there are a handful of teachers you remember your whole life….Jim is one who is sorely missed but not forgotten.

The Board of MCIEF Directors, in honor of Jim, has established an award to recognize a member that has given their time and knowledge educating the insurance industry and supporting the MCIEF.

AWARD WINNERS:

2018: Pete Gunn
2019: Lou Welch

UPCOMING EVENTS

Course: Ethics – December 2020 – (Webinar)

December 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Truck Stop Webinar – Monthly

January 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Truck Stop Webinar – Monthly

February 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Truck Stop Webinar – Monthly

March 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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ANNUAL MCIEF CONFERENCE

The Annual Motor Carrier Conference agenda will feature guest speakers providing their perspectives on current developments and trends in the motor carrier industry.

This conference qualifies for CE credit in all states for participants who are required to maintain such credits.

INFO

NOVEMBER 9-12, 2020
ANNUAL MCIEF CONFERENCE

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RESOURCES

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Ask Tommy
ANSWERS TO YOUR TRANSPORTATION QUESTIONS
Continuing Education Straight Ahead
EARN STATE CE CREDITS
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