Three FMH employees visited Washington, D.C. in November as part of the Emerging Leaders Program, organized by the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB). RJ Brinkmeyer – Strategic Account Manager, Tracy Klever – AVP Training & Development, and Ryan Kramer – AVP Compliance & Legal joined seven other ELP members to gain firsthand experience with lobbying and advocacy.
A highlight was meeting face to face with Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS). Members learned about the massive efforts undertaken in order to pass legislation such as the 2018 Farm Bill. Participants shared their own perspectives and offered their support as the bill approaches its final stages.
“In every office, staffers were logging calls and giving weight to their constituents’ concerns,” notes Klever. “I’m excited to get involved with our representatives on behalf of our organization.”
FMH President and CEO Ron Rutledge is the current chairman of CIRB and helped initiate the Emerging Leaders Program. Rutledge will accompany the class to Washington, D.C. for the CIRB Spring Fly-In event in April 2019. FMH works closely with CIRB to advocate on behalf of the crop insurance industry, our agents, and policyholders.