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Background Sketch

Eric joined the marketing department of Aetna Casualty and Surety in 1971 and worked out of branch offices in Wisconsin and Illinois, working with Aetna's independent agents.

In the home office education and training department of CNA Insurance, he eventually became responsible for all employee insurance training. While at CNA, Eric became a contributing author to the Institute's second publication, Personal Lines Underwriting.

This led to an unexpected invitation to move to Pennsylvania and join the American Institute staff in 1977. By the time of his "first retirement" 26 years later, an estimated 250,000 Institute students had studied the course materials he helped develop. He was the program director responsible for five popular courses that accounted for more than 25% of the Institutes' exam and sales activity: Introduction to Property and Liability Insurance (INTRO), Property and Liability Insurance Principles (INS 21), Personal Insurance (INS 22), Commercial Insurance (INS 23) and Foundations of Risk Management, Insurance, and Professionalism (CPCU 510). He also served as the Institutes' Ethics Counsel.
 
An Adjunct Professor of Insurance at The American College from 2004-2008, Eric had primary responsibility for the Huebner School course, Fundamentals of Insurance Planning (HS311) used in the CFP, CLU, and ChFC curricula. In 2009 he joined Olivet College's faculty as an Associate Professor of Insurance and Risk Management. As an independent consultant, he continues to be engaged in a variety of other projects.

Eric and his wife Betsy are empty nesters with three grown sons, two lovely daughters-in-law, and two delightful grandchildren.

An active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, West Chester PA, Eric serves on the Church Council and sings bass in the church choir.

 

 

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