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Receives NCIS Industry Leadership Award
Tom Vetter, ProAg Insurance, was presented with the 2014 National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Industry Leadership
Award at the 2014 Crop Insurance Industry
Annual Convention. This award is given to
individuals who are directly involved in the
crop insurance industry and who consistently
serve the industry by providing outstanding
leadership through NCIS committees. Tim
Weber, Chairman of the National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) Board of Directors, and
Tom Zacharias, President of NCIS, presented
the award at the 2014 Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention.
Mr. Vetter has been working tirelessly in
the crop insurance industry for three decades.
His knowledge on crop hail policy development, adjustment processes and risk management needs are well known and acknowledged across the industry. He participates
extensively in NCIS committees, rarely missing meetings (if ever) and is always thinking
of what is best for the industry and not just
the company he's representing.
Mr. Vetter first began serving on standing
committees through CHIAA and NCIA (predecessors to NCIS), which included developing policies and loss procedures, analyzing
loss costs, and helping with many aspects of
agronomic research for the private crop-hail
program. He was a member of the Arizona
Regional/State Committee, serving as chairman in 1986-87 and again in 1990-91, and
currently serves on the NCIS Southwest Regional/State Committee. He also served as a
member of the Chairman's Select Committee
on Programs and Services in 1993 and 1994.
He was a member of the industry committee who worked with the Congressional
Tim Weber, Chairman of the NCIS Board of Directors, Tom Vetter, and Tom Zacharias,
delegates in developing and writing the legislation that introduced the private sector into
the Federal Crop Insurance Program. He also
helped develop many of the first MPCI loss
procedures (re-writes of the original Federal
handbooks) and conducted some of the first
train-the-trainer sessions of these procedures
for the industry.
Mr. Vetter has always been very involved
in the NCIS research programs and writing
hail loss procedures, including Chile Peppers
and Cotton. His hard work and dedication to
the crop insurance industry has always lead
to better products for the industry and better
protection for farmers.
Congratulations to Tom Vetter, recipient
of the NCIS Industry Leadership 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