Griffith Foundation and NAMIC Name LaVawn Coleman Winner of 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award


MALVERN, Pa., September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LaVawn Coleman, JD, CPCU, ARe, received The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award during a recent ceremony at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Annual Convention in Dallas, TX.

Nominees for the 2022 Griffith Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award were jointly selected by NAMIC and the Griffith Foundation. Winners are recognized for their commitment to education and supporting the mission of the Griffith Foundation and NAMIC.

“For many years, LaVawn has been an active and influential leader and promoter of the value of insurance education. She is also a great example of someone who has sought opportunities for learning and growth throughout throughout her impressive career. Leaders who support skill development and education for the benefit of our clients are critically important. Additionally, LaVawn has been a friend, mentor, and leader to many a player in the insurance industry. This lifetime achievement award is a fitting and well-deserved recognition of his commitment and efforts to promote education and professionalism,” said NAMIC President and CEO Neil Alldredge.”

“We are very pleased to honor LaVawn’s leadership and dedication to education. Throughout her long and impressive career in insurance, she has led by example and championed the value of continuous knowledge and growth,” said Peter Miller, CPCU, President and CEO of The Institutes and Chairman of the Board of the Griffith Foundation.

“I am honored to accept this award,” Coleman said. “I am privileged to work alongside and learn from many incredible leaders. I am also grateful for any opportunities to contribute positively to the evolution of this great industry. Thank you to the Griffith Institutes Foundation for this recognition.

Coleman is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, for Grange Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. She also serves as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors and oversees all corporate legal matters, including regulation, corporate litigation, government affairs, compliance, internal audit, and corporate counsel operations. personal. She held several positions of increasing responsibility during her more than 30-year career with Grange Insurance, beginning as a claims attorney and was later promoted to assistant vice president overseeing the claims legal operation. Coleman later served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, then General Counsel and Secretary.

Coleman received his JD from The Ohio State University College of Law after graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. She has earned CPCU and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designations and is active in several professional organizations, holding leadership positions in most.

About Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation is a non-profit, non-advocacy educational organization dedicated to providing unbiased risk management and insurance information through educational programs for public policy makers at the state and federal levels. Our free seminars help policy makers understand insurance and risk management issues so they can better support their constituents. The Griffith Foundation is affiliated with Institutes, the leading provider of risk management and insurance education and resources, serving people and organizations around the world through 18 brands and affiliates. For more information, visit

About the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has more than 1,500 member companies, including seven of the top 10 P&C insurers in United States. The association supports local and regional mutual insurance companies on main streets across America as well as many of the nation’s largest national insurers. Through its advocacy programs, NAMIC promotes public policy solutions that benefit member companies and the policyholders they serve and fosters greater understanding and recognition of the unique alignment of interests between management and policyholders of mutual companies. . For more information, visit

SOURCE Insurance Information Institute


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