Crop Insurance Today May 2014 - (Page 33)
Four Industry Stalwarts Presented
Kent Petersen, Hudson Crop Insurance,
Robert Parkerson, ProAg Insurance, Russell
Slade, Diversified Crop Insurance Services,
and Charles "Chuck" Lassey, retired, were
presented with a Crop Insurance Industry
Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014
Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention.
Tim Weber, Chairman of the National Crop
Insurance Services (NCIS) Board of Directors, and Tom Zacharias, President of NCIS,
presented the awards.
In 2008, Hudson Insurance Company purchased the assets of CropUSA and the employment contracts of many employees.
Kent supported that transition and was
named senior vice president of Hudson Insurance Company and President of Hudson
Crop. He remained in that position until his
retirement in September 2013.
Kent was a member of many industry organizations including serving on the NCIS
Board of Directors from 1992-1997. He
was also an active member of the Ameri-
Kent Petersen began his career in the crop
insurance industry almost 40 years ago. From
1973 to 1990, Kent worked for Crop Hail
Management, starting as a crop insurance
adjuster and working up through the ranks
to become the chief operations officer. From
1990 to 1992, Kent assisted with the transition
and in 1992 was named manager of underwriting and reinsurance for Rural Community Insurance Services. He served in that position until 1997.
After a brief retirement from the industry, Kent returned to the industry as
president of CropUSA in January of 2003.
Kent Petersen was unable to attend the convention so accepting the award on his behalf
was Dan Gasser (center), Hudson Crop Insurance. Tim Weber (left), Chairman of the NCIS
Board of Directors and Tom Zacharias (right), President, NCIS, presented the award.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Crop Insurance Today May 2014
“...Where to now, St. Peter?”
2013 Year In Review
NCIS Celebrates Silver Anniversary
2014 Annual Convention Draws Record Numbers
Four Industry Stalwarts Presented Lifetime Achievement Awards
Dan Carothers Receives Outstanding Service Award
Kenny Shock Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
Tom Vetter Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
Committee Chairs Ready for the Year
Jo Anne Baker Retires Leaving NCIS
Crop Insurance Today May 2014