Schaumburg, Ill. (September 23, 2019) – Assurance is pleased to announce The Council Foundation academic scholarship has been awarded to summer intern, Ryan Schweinberg. Ryan and only 74 other students across the country were selected as scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 academic year. Ryan is a Schaumburg, Illinois native, and currently attends Indiana University where he is majoring in accounting and finance at the Kelley School of Business. Ryan is scheduled to graduate in 2021.

The Council Foundation’s mission is to bring fresh, diverse talent into the brokerage sector by way of internships with member firms of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. In awarding the scholarships, an independent selection committee looks for candidates who have the potential to excel as leaders and contributors in the commercial insurance brokerage business sector. 

“The commercial insurance brokerage and employee benefits industry offers countless opportunities and dynamic career paths for young college graduates,” said Ken A. Crerar, president and CEO of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. “It’s critical that we continue to work together to invest in the next generation of leaders and promote the important work we do for millions of people and businesses around the world.”

“Ryan’s strong work ethic, attention to detail, project management and willingness to go the extra mile made a great impact on our claims advocacy team. Ryan deserves The Council Foundation scholarship and we’d be lucky to have him return as a permanent Assurance team member in the future,” said Leslie Kaderavek, claims supervisor and summer mentor. 

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About Council Foundation

The Council Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization instituted by the Washington, D.C.-based Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. Part of the Foundation’s core mission is to secure the future of the commercial insurance brokerage business by attracting and developing tomorrow’s talent. Visit The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers at