History

The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society is a community of credentialed property and casualty insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education. The Society's more than 28,000 members hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, which requires passing rigorous undergraduate- and graduate-level examinations, meeting experience requirements and agreeing to be bound be a strict code of professional ethics.

Founded in 1944, the CPCU Society's mission is to "meet the career development needs of a diverse membership of professionals who have earned the CPCU designation, so that they may serve others in a competent and ethical manner."

The Charlotte Chapter of the CPCU was officially formed on September 1, 1962 as the Central Carolinas Chapter.  In 1990, the chapter was renamed as the Charlotte Chapter.  In 2010, the Charlotte Chapter has since expanded to include the western part of North Carolina. The Charlotte Chapter offers various events throughout the year including: luncheons that feature presentations by guest speakers on current industry topics, various after-work activities including Insurance Jeopardy, and other networking opportunities.  The Chapter also has an annual Insurance Forum, annual meeting and annual golf tournament.  The Chapter also organizes events giving members the opportunity to be involved with the community.  The Charlotte Chapter continues to work closely with UNC Charlotte and Appalachian State.  Some of the money raised throughout the year from our events goes to providing scholarships for both schools.  In addition, the Chapter hosts a Shadow Day event where students are matched to different insurance professionals in the area.  The students will spend an entire day shadowing those employees at the sponsor company.  It gives the students a real insight into the various jobs in the insurance industry. Our organization offers Charlotte area insurance professionals an opportunity to expand their network, discuss industry news, and receive professional training with other insurance professionals in the area.