The Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) designation was recently conferred to local insurance agent, Pat Taphorn, which was also the first of its kind in the State of Illinois. The CSRM designation is awarded to those who successfully complete five separate classes and subsequent exams in the areas of School Risk Identification, Analysis, Control, Financing and Administration. CSRM designees are also committed to meeting annual update requirements to further their knowledge and maintain their designation. CSRM, founded in 2004, is the first education/designation program in history for individuals serving as School Risk Managers. The CSRM Program is conducted by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, headquartered in Dallas, TX and has partnered with the various Independent Insurance Agent Associations for each state to carry out and implement the curriculum.
Taphorn is Vice President of The Unland Companies and has been with the firm for over 18 years. In addition to specializing in insurance, benefits and 403(b) products for school districts throughout Illinois, The Unland Companies provides property and casualty, life, health, investment and human resource services to both commercial and personal customers through their offices in Pekin, East Peoria, Macomb, Lewistown and Roseville. Pat and his wife, Lisa, reside in Pekin with their four children.