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Editorial Committee
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IASIU has a proud heritage of communication developed through the hard work of literally hundreds of volunteers.  Ken Kempenaar of Allied Insurance was a founding father of our organization and our publications.  He started the newsletter, In-House, the year of our conception.  When the National Association of Special Investigation Units was organized, the power of communication, networking and education were part of the cornerstones upon which our organization was built.

Today’s electronic advances give us digital formats with high resolution images far exceeding the near stone and chisel format Ken Kempenaar was forced to use to create the first newsletter.  Although now we have an amazing ability to develop our magazines, Ken provided the foundation of communication that is the supporting “bones” of our organization.

Since our first newsletter, our communications have developed with the advancement of technology.  With SIU Awareness Magazine, our organization received the first of several awards for our publications in 1998.  In 2004, President Dan Fitzgerald and the current board of directors thought a name change would be beneficial and so SIU Awareness Magazine evolved into SIU Today.
In an employee opinion survey in 2010, some of our members indicated electronic communication might be preferable to a printed magazine, while others disagreed.  To please our entire membership and increase our communication and networking abilities, the Editorial staff launched a search for a volunteer who was technically knowledgeable and could create and execute a vision for an electronic newsletter.  In 2011, the Editorial Committee awarded Brent Walker of Travelers Insurance a special award for his dedication and creativity in the development of an electronic newsletter.  Brent has since produced all issues of eNews and is now an active member of our Board of Directors.

Communication within our organization has evolved as our organization has grown.  It is our committee goal to continue our development and advancement for the future.  We owe a great deal of thanks to all who have served on the Editorial Committee over the years, as well as those columnists and authors who have provided educational content throughout the decades.  Our deepest gratitude goes out to all of our advertisers who have underwritten our efforts to provide the highest quality printed and electronic magazines possible. Thank you to all and may we have another 30 years of fantastic communications.

Editorial Committee Members:

Ron Bryant, MPA, CIFI, CFE 
Erie Insurance

Lisa Conway
West Bend Mutual Insurance 

Angela Pawlikowski, CIFI, FCLS
Secura Insurance

Leslie Peterson
West Bend Mutual Insurance 

Aimee Stidham, CFE, CIFI, AIC, FCLS
Shelter Insurance

Brent Walker, SCLA, AHFI, FCLA

Ellen Withers, CIFI, FCLA
State Farm (retired)

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