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IRMI Senior Research Analyst Maureen C. McLendon Passes Away

Dallas, TX, September 12, 2014International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), regrets to announce that the risk management and insurance community lost a dear friend and colleague when Maureen C. McLendon passed away on September 10, 2014.

Ms. McLendon had served as a senior research analyst at IRMI since 1985. While at IRMI, she was the principal author for Commercial Auto Insurance and the Classification Cross-Reference and a coauthor of Commercial Liability Insurance and The MCS-90 Book.

Beyond her work, it’s Ms. McLendon’s ambitious professionalism and character that will be missed most.

"Maureen helped build this company with her drive, intelligence, and knowledge, which enabled her to help and educate thousands of risk professionals," said Jack P. Gibson, IRMI president and CEO. "In many ways, she proved the reality of the ‘American dream,’ earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, along with the CPCU and ARM designations, while working full time and raising a family. Maureen was a great friend, colleague, and inspiration to so many over the years. She will be greatly missed."

Ms. McLendon earned a B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.B.A. in risk management and insurance from the University of North Texas. She held the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designations.

A longtime member of the CPCU Society, she held a number of chairmanships and offices, including president of the Dallas Chapter, regional vice president, national director—South Central Region, and chair of the Risk Management Interest Section and served on several national committees and task forces.

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