Awards for Excellence

Awards for Excellence

AGRiP Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding individuals, pools and other organizations representing the very best of the public entity pooling community. 

  • The Award for Excellence in Leadership recognizes individual contributions to public entity pooling by someone directly affiliated with a pool. This award honors those who have demonstrated transformative leadership services or exceptional professional development within public entity pooling, provided mentorship to others or played a pivotal role in resolving recent industry challenges.

  • The Award for Excellence in Performance recognizes an AGRiP member pool for the development, management and implementation of a creative idea, approach or program that enhances the goals and purposes of pooling. Special consideration is given to programs or approaches that can effectively be shared or transferred to other member pools.

  • The Award for Excellence in Service recognizes an individual who notably promotes and enhances the field of pooling through contributions of special merit and benefit. These individuals have demonstrated influence on the quality and impact of services provided by or to AGRiP member pools or the pooling community.

2024 Award Recipients

Past Award Recipients

Performance Recipients

Leadership Recipients

2023: Kevin Crawford, Executive Director, New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal (NYMIR)
2022: Dubravka Romano,  Associate Executive Director, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)
Frank Stratton, Executive Director, Special Districts Insurance Services (SDIS)
Tom Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia (MIABC)
John Ashton, Mike Tiffany, Founders and Principals, Ashton Tiffany
: Michael Fleming, Chief Executive Officer, CSAC Excess Insurance Authority (EIA)
2017: Lynn McNamara, Executive Director, Citycounty Insurance Services (CIS) of Oregon
2016Carol Loughlin, Executive Director, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool
2014Wayne Carlson, Executive Director, Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool (POOL) and Public Agency Compensation Trust (PACT)
2012David Brooks, Managing Director, County Commissioners Association of Ohio Property and Casualty Insurance

Service Recipients

2023: Bill Tackett, OMAG, for the Bill Tackett, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group (OMAG)
2019: Scott Moss, Property/Casualty Trust Director/Administrator,  Citycounty Insurance Services (CIS) Oregon /Oregon Public Entity Excess Pool (OPEEP)
: Johnnie Miller, Executive Director, Utah Counties Indemnity Pool (UCIP)
2017: Pete Tritz, Administrator, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust 
2014Geoffrey Beauchamp, General Counsel, Delaware Valley Insurance Trust
2012Betsy Kutska, retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Park District Risk Management Agency