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AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT

Richard A. Poppa

Richard Poppa

 BS political science; economics minor, 1974

Current Position: President and chief executive offcer, Independent
Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York Inc., Dewitt, New York.

Previous Employment: Senior vice president and chief operating
officer, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Inc.;
executive vice president, Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana Inc.;
administrative vice president, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers
of California; vice president, Insurance Institute of Indiana Inc.; state
solar coordinator, Indiana Department of Commerce. 

Affiliations

  • American Society of Association Executives Board of Directors
  • Empire State Society of Association Executives Board of Directors
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, New York/Northeast Division Board of Directors
  • Miller College of Business Executive Advisory Board, Ball State University
  • Past member, Ball State University Alumni Council
  • Past member, National Philanthropy Council

Thoughts: “The most vivid parts of my Ball State experience are the lifelong friendships made at the university that continue today, and the help the Department of Political Science provided me to get involved in trade association management.”