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July 22, 2012

Carrie Traetow joins ME&V

Carrie Traetow has joined ME&V as national health care account executive. Traetow is originally from Denver and earned a degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Her previous work experience includes serving as vice president of Bickford Senior Living, where she oversaw operations of a multi-state territory. Prior to that, Traetow served in various regional leadership roles in the home medical equipment, durable medical equipment and respiratory industries.

As national health care account executive, Traetow will work with health care organizations around the country on integrated marketing strategies.

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ME&V, a specialized, full-service advertising and fundraising consultancy, serves clients through its advertising, consulting, fundraising advisers, healthcare marketing, education marketing, financial marketing and nonprofit marketing specialty divisions.

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Miller completes actuarial exams

ARLINGTON, VA - Kellen Miller, formerly of Marshalltown, now of Chicago, Ill., was awarded the associateship designation by successfully completing seven examinations that are administered by the Casualty Actuarial Society.

Each examination covers a specific topic to develop a comprehensive understanding of the business of property and casualty insurance and an expert knowledge of techniques to solve insurance problems. Miller also completed the required CAS Course on Professionalism, which presents real-world situations that contain ethical and professionalism issues for the actuary and the Validation by Educational Experience Requirements. He is an actuarial analyst at Allstate Insurance Company. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor's degree in statistic and actuarial science in 2009.

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