Jonathan Geissler September 15, 2020 No Comments

Tammy ArtusaWarwick, NY | Tammy Artusa, Managing Partner at Seely & Durland Insurance, has been awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and diploma by The Institutes for successfully completing courses and examinations on risk management principles, insurance policy contracts, and coverage analysis. The Institutes, a leading educational organization for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry, confer the CPCU designation, which is internationally recognized as the premier credential in the industry. CPCU designees are dedicated to serving their clients and the insurance business by maintaining their professional knowledge, skills, and competence.

A strong believer in continued insurance education, Tammy now holds her seventh designation. Many of these are comprehensive, multi-year programs, requiring a great deal of vigorous work and intensive learning. The CPCU title, however, is the most distinguished of insurance designations, well-known and respected throughout the country and in the industry. Made up of eight core courses, an ethics course, and eight exams, it typically takes two to three years to complete.

Night after night, month after month, Tammy dedicated herself to online courses and study guides, taking tests relentlessly one after the other. The journey came to an end on Sunday, September 6th, after passing her final exam. She will be formally conferred the CPCU designation at a ceremony in Orlando, Florida, in 2021.

“We are so proud of Tammy,” said Managing Partner Garrett Durland. “From the very beginning when she joined our organization 28 years ago, we knew she was a special, committed individual. In completing the CPCU designation, it places her in an elite class of insurance professionals and displays her dedication to her profession and the insurance industry, not to mention setting a great example for her colleagues!”

“I’ve always been a huge proponent of the CPCU designation, having attended many CPCU functions with my wife who also holds the designation,” said Managing Partner Stuart Durland. “We know how much work is involved in successfully attaining it, and how insurance professionals and company risk managers respect the designation when dealing with insurance brokers.”

Tammy joined Seely & Durland in November, 1992, as a member of the Personal Lines Department. She became a licensed insurance agent in June, 1993, before her promotion to Commercial Lines Certified Client Relations Professional in 1997, when she began handling business accounts. In 2002, Tammy was promoted to Client Relations Professional Supervisor. In May, 2019, she was named as an equal partner of the agency, joining third generation managing partners, Garrett and Stuart Durland.

Tammy leads the team at Seely & Durland toward commitment of all licensed professionals maintaining cutting edge knowledge, and she applies that wealth of knowledge toward giving peace of mind to each of her clients. Since her arrival, Tammy has led by example, while her dedication, professionalism, continued education, and love for the insurance industry embodies everything for which Seely & Durland stands.


About The Institutes:

The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. The Institutes’ knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their compliance unit. The Institutes are affiliated with the CPCU Society, a community of credentialed insurance professionals who promote excellence through their technical expertise and ethical behavior, and with The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes the study and teaching of risk management and insurance.

About Seely & Durland Insurance:

Since their founding in 1934, Seely & Durland Insurance has become an industry leader by serving as a local partner with world-class insurance solutions. As a Trusted Choice, Best Practices independent agency, and Acrisure Agency Partner, they provide customers with a wide range of coverages and carriers to match their specific needs.  A trusted part of the community for four generations, they have helped thousands of individuals, families, and businesses in Warwick, Orange County, and throughout the Hudson Valley region and Tri-State Area get the protection they need and the personal service and attention they deserve. For more information, please call 845-986-1177.


See the full press release in the Warwick Valley Dispatch.