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Brien Spoden Appointed 2015 COC Chair

January 1, 2015

Congratulations to Brien Spoden, Contract Underwriter, who will be the Merchants’ Community Outreach Council (COC) Chair for 2015. The COC is comprised of Merchants associates who lead efforts to fundraise and volunteer throughout the year, supporting Merchants Bonding Foundation’s yearly charity of choice, along with the United Way and many other organizations.  

 

Last year, the COC raised nearly $10,000 for Blank Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  

 

In 2015, Brien and his fellow COC members will be supporting Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). YESS provides a variety of services for children and families dealing with difficult situations including abuse, mental health issues, caregiver incarceration, anger issues, and runaways.  YESS is the largest youth shelter and only crisis nursery of its kind in the state of Iowa, and over 1,000 children are served at the facility on an annual basis.  

 

Brien is a member of Merchants West Underwriting Team. He is a 2010 graduate from the University of Iowa with a BBA in finance and in marketing. Prior to joining Merchants Bonding Company™ in 2013, he was a claims adjuster at EMC Insurance.

 

Learn more about YESS: http://www.yessiowa.org