Budget And Finance CommitteeBudget And Finance Committee

The purpose of the budget and finance committee is to prepare a budget of the estimated receipts and expenses for the upcoming fiscal year and advise the association on all financial matters.

Committee Members

Cindy Jackman
Cindy Jackman
Arlington/Roe

Executive Committee Liaison

Carbondale, IL

Cindy Jackman began her career in insurance in 1984. After 34 years on the agency side, she joined Arlington/Roe as the Central/Southern IL Marketing Manager and enjoys helping independent agents enhance and grow their agencies.

Jay Peterson
Jay Peterson
Peterson Insurance Services, Inc.

Executive Committee Member

Clinton, IL

Jay Peterson joined his father's insurance agency, Peterson Insurance Services, in 1979. He's currently the President and owner of the agency, which offers a broad range of commercial, personal, life, health, and crop insurance coverages.

Patrick Taphorn
Patrick Taphorn
James Unland & Co., Inc.

Executive Committee Liaison

Pekin, IL

Pat Taphorn began his career with James Unland & Co., Inc. in 1989 in an Accounting and Operations position and moved into a sales role in 1994. He took over as President in January of 2016 and still has agent responsibilities. He oversees all four agency locations. The agency provides Commercial & Personal P&C, Life, Health and Employee Benefits and financial services.

Mark Kuchar
Mark Kuchar
Independent Ins. Agents of IL

Staff Liaison

Springfield, IL

• Accounting
• Tax Inquires
• Agency Payment Solutions

Phil Lackman
Phil Lackman
Independent Ins. Agents of IL

Staff Liaison

Springfield, IL

• IIA of IL/IIABA Management
• Strategic Planning
• Press Inquiries

George Daly
George Daly
The Horton Group, Inc.

Budget Finance Committee Member

Orland Park, IL

George Daly entered the insurance industry in 1984, working with Allstate and Insure One before joining The Horton Group in 2005, where he's President of the Personal Insurance Division. The Horton Group started in 1971 and is one of the top 50 largest insurance agencies in the country.

Joseph Heneghan
Joseph Heneghan
Heneghan, White, Cutting, & Roentz Insurance Agency

Budget Finance Committee Member

Jerseyville, IL

Joseph Heneghan joined the insurance industry in 1982. He started his own agency in 2004 and bought the White-Cutting Rice Agency in 2010. The agency writes all lines of insurance, represents more than 20 insurance companies and is associated with many excess lines carriers.

Kevin Lesch
Kevin Lesch
Arachas Group, LLC

Budget Finance Committee Member

Bartlett, IL

Kevin started in the industry at his father’s agency. In 2013, he took over as president of the agency and in 2015, bought out both partners. Currently, Kevin is the COO of Arachas Group, a Keystone Partner.

Joel Ottosen
Joel Ottosen
First Insurance Group, LLC dba FNIC

Budget Finance Committee Member

Yorkville, IL

Allyson Padilla
Allyson Padilla
Blank's Insurance Agency

Budget Finance Committee Member

Olney, IL

Allyson Padilla was born into Blank’s Insurance Agency but began her insurance career full-time in 2008. The agency provides all types of insurance and bonds, including personal lines and commercial insurance. She works in all facets of the agency but is primarily focused on commercial lines, agency marketing and advertising.