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Amy Northard
Certification Administrator

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Professional Farm Mutual Manager Designation (PFMM)

The NAMIC Professional Farm Mutual Manager (PFMM) designation formally recognizes the educational accomplishments and dedication to professionalism of the progressive farm mutual manager and farm mutual leaders.

Becoming A PFMM


  • Submit a completed Professional Farm Mutual Manager application with a one-time $50 administrative fee. We recommend submitting applications prior to starting the process so we can best track your event attendance.
  • Serve in a management role in a farm mutual insurance company or in a management role that actively and regularly works with farm mutual insurance companies.
  • Have a minimum of five years property/casualty insurance experience at the time of completion.
  • Attend, in any order, the three PFMM modules as well as one additional in-person NAMIC event, excluding the Annual Convention all in five years.
  • Sign the PFMM sign-in sheets onsite at NAMIC events. The PFMM Courses at Convention use an electronic attendance tracking system.
  • New PFMMs are certified on August 1 of each year regardless of when requirements were completed.

PFMM Modules


To view the learning objectives for each module, click on the module name.

Strategic Business Management

Underwriting & Claims

Financial Management

Management & Leadership Principles

Underwriting-Property & Liability

Past, Present, and Future of Farm Mutual Insurance

Public Relations and Marketing

Loss Control

Corporate Governance

Agency Relations and Development

Claims

Reinsurance

Human Resources and Personnel Management

Technology

Financial Management

Self-Management

Ethics & Legal Issues

Self-Management

Self-Management

Module Rotation Schedule


Year

Month

Location

Module

2014

May

Kansas City, Mo.

Underwriting & Claims

2014

September

National Harbor, Md.

Financial Management

2015

May

Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Strategic Business Management

2015

September

San Diego, Calif.

Underwriting & Claims

2016

May

TBD

Financial Management

2016

September

Vancouver, BC

Strategic Business Management

Once Certified


  • The new PFMM class is formally recognized at the Annual Convention during the FMC Annual Meeting of Members. Here, graduates receive the completion certificate, lapel pin, and participate in the class photo.
  • All PFMMs with an active, certified status will receive a 20% discount at NAMIC in-person events, where applicable. Discount applies only to the certified individual and is not transferable.
  • PFMMs must attend a NAMIC in-person event, excluding the Annual Convention, every 24 months in order to maintain an active, certified status. The first maintenance event must be completed no more than 24 months following the date of certification (August 1).

Individuals' records are maintained by NAMIC and transcript reports are distributed annually. While NAMIC will make every effort to maintain accurate records, individuals are responsible for reporting discrepancies immediately upon discovery.

PFMM Manager of the Year


2014 | John Paul, PFMM – President/Treasurer, Western Iowa Mutual Insurance Association, Council Bluffs, Iowa

The PFMM Class of 2014 includes:


    • Jack Baylor, Bradford Victor-Adams Mutual Insurance Company, Franklin Grove, Ill.
    • Susy Cabrera-Portal, Northern Kentucky Home Insurance Company, Alexandria, Ky.
    • F. James Dauphinais, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Parkers Prairie, Minn.
    • Nancy Early, Hannahstown Mutual Insurance Company, Saxonburg, Pa.
    • Rodney Foerster, Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association , Brenham, Texas
    • Greg Gonnering, Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation, Reedsville, Wis.
    • Scott Kelley, Laclede Mutual Insurance Company, Lebanon, Mo.
    • Kendall Lunsford, Iowa River Mutual Insurance Association, Eldora, Iowa
    • Jason Moeller, German Farmers Mutual Insurance Association, Sioux Center, Iowa
    • Darin Nessel, The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of British Columbia, Langley, B.C.
    • Cindy Niemeyer, Triton Mutual Insurance Company, Breese, Ill.
    • Anna Smerkar, Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Marble, Pa.
    • Jessica Smith, IMT Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Wesley St. Clair, IMT Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Susan Swartz, IMT Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Mary Jo Robison, La Prairie Mutual Insurance Company, Henry, Ill.

    Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Friday, October 10, 2014 1:29:59 PM.

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