SFM Mutual Insurance Company Business Development Specialist, Cody Allen, was selected as a 2021 International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) NextGen Award recipient.
The IAIABC NextGen Award recognizes talented young professionals who are making a substantial and positive impact within their organization and leading the workers’ compensation industry into the future. The individuals set themselves apart from others through their professional and personal accomplishments, and dedication and contributions to the industry.
“Cody consistently epitomizes SFM’s core values as a company, and the level of service we like to provide to policyholders and our agency partners,” said SFM Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Happe. “He is the ultimate ‘go-getter’ and we’re lucky to have him on our team.”
Allen, who is based out of SFM’s Iowa office, was nominated by Happe and SFM Account Business Manager, Shawn Miner, for his tremendous impact on SFM’s business presence and market share in both Iowa and Kansas, and the overall effect his energy and work ethic has had on the company.
“I was extremely honored (and yes, a bit surprised) to learn I had been nominated and selected for the 2021 NextGen Award,” Allen said. “It means a great deal to me that my work is being seen as having a positive impact on both the company and the work comp industry. I am proud to represent SFM for this recognition.”
IAIABC is the largest trade association of workers’ compensation jurisdictional agencies in North America, and its mission is to improve and clarify workers’ compensation laws, and provide education and information sharing about workers’ compensation.
As a recipient of the award, Allen will be invited to be a speaker at the IAIABC 107th Convention in the fall of 2021. He will also be highlighted in the 2021 issue of IAIABC Perspective Magazine and will be featured in a press campaign and on the IAIABC website.