In Memoriam - Daryl J. Deneen, CPCU, AU

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:32
by Lee Wikoff, CPCU, ALCM, AIM, AIC

On July 27th, the Minnesota Chapter lost one of its most active members and ardent supporters to cancer.  Daryl served the Chapter in various capacities for about two decades.  Elected to the Board of Directors in 1998, he was Minnesota Chapter President from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006, for which period the Chapter earned the Gold Circle of Excellence Award.

 After his term of office, he continued to serve as an Ex-Officio Board Member, providing support and guidance to the Chapter leadership.  During the current year, he coordinated the Chapter’s Champions program.  He also provided support to the All-Industry Day Committee.

An Underwriting Research and Development Consultant at COUNTRY Financial, Daryl brought the Minnesota Chapter into the company’s Career Day program to promote earning the CPCU and other designations provided by The Institutes.  He also recruited a colleague, Jeff Ewins, CPCU, AINS, API (the Chapter’s Immediate Past President) to be on the Board.  Because of his commitment to CPCU, the family has listed the CPCU Society as one of two organizations to which they wanted memorial donations given.

Daryl was both a dedicated professional and a laid-back all-around “nice guy.”  As one member who served on the Chapter Board with him put it, "He was the ‘gold' standard of kindness, integrity and professionalism.” 

The family held a private burial services.  A memorial service, open to all, will be held Tuesday, August 16, 11 AM at Wooddale Church, 6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie.


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Daryl - you are surely missed at this time of the year! All I-day is around the corner and you were a big part of this day. Jeff Ewins - 2015 Chapter President
5 years 6 months ago