April New Members:

Marie Bast- Grotenhuis
Courtney DeSpelder- Grotenhuis
Nicole Green-Grotenhuis
Leslie Quist- Grotenhuis
Anne- Marie Reid- Grotenhuis
Melissa Rix- Keyser Agency
Sally Wynalda- Grotenhuis
Lori Zenner- Grotenhuis



2015/16 WMAHU Executive Board of Trustees Election Results

The West Michigan Association of Health Underwriters will be installing their new board effective July 1, 2015 for the 2015/16 year.  Please join me in welcoming the 2015/16 Executive Board of Trustees;
President                              Dave Cluley, Spectrum Health
President Elect                     EJ Pearson, Lighthouse Group
Treasurer                              Krista Davis, Acrisure
Secretary                              Kyle Miller, Northwestern Mutual Financial Group/SEBS
Immediate Past Presidents  Troy Duimstra, Professional Benefits Services
                                             Denise VanPutten, Lighthouse Group
This is a very complex and confusing time for many, and our members have the experience and knowledge to help our clients through this process.  I believe that we, locally and Nationally, are positioned well to provide the guidance and counsel people are looking for.  I appreciate all of you for what you do each and every day and thank you again for your membership and support of this association.  On behalf of Troy and I, we would like to thank you for allowing us to serve WMAHU this past year.  It is truly an honor to serve and we look forward to transitioning to the new leadership.
All my best,
Denise R. VanPutten

Michigan Recognized with the Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award

Michigan was recognized for the Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award as part of NAHU's Chapter Certification Program, which is an ongoing program that recognizes excelling chapters throughout the calendar year.  Currently only eleven states hold this distinct honor. WMAHU is part of the elite!
“The leadership of NAHU members has a far-reaching impact on providing for the healthcare needs of individuals, families and business in their communities. We are grateful for WMAHU's hard work with chapter development and recognize them for their efforts with this well-deserved award,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein.
“Michigan exemplifies the dedication to providing the best opportunities for our members through their dedication to chapter development,” said Denise Vanputten, co-president of WMAHU.  "WMAHU has organized and hosted events within our community to increase and maintain NAHU memberships.  These projects and many others have set a standard of excellence in the health insurance industry that we are proud to represent.”
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans.



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