Joseph S. Harrington

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, American Institute for CPCU Associate in Research and Planning designation, Insurance Institute of America M.A., University of Connecticut


1994 – 2016
Director of Corporate Communications
American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS)
Lisle, IL

Expanded marketing communications for a non-profit organization that provides specialized services to insurance companies, many of whom are non-profit mutual insurers.

  • Researched, wrote, and edited quarterly magazine on specialized topics
  • Planned business program for annual executive conference
  • Drafted executive speeches, letters, and other communications
  • Delivered presentations and web seminars on specialized topics
  • Researched and wrote articles for publication in national, state, and specialty publications
  • Issued press releases and managed media relations
  • Drafted text for advertisements and marketing collateral
  • Manually maintained website content, including tagging and SEO
  • Compiled and edited internal employee newsletter

1991 – 1994
Moebs Services
Lake Bluff, IL
Edited and produced manuals for financial service training seminars

1990 – 1991
Associate Editor
US League of Savings Institutions
Chicago, IL
Reported on financial institution operations for national trade magazine

1984 – 1990
Staff Writer and Managing Editor
Pioneer Press
Wilmette, IL
Staff reporter and managing editor for chain of weekly suburban newspapers



2007 – 2015
Member, Citizens Advisory Board, Pace suburban bus service

2001 – 2005
President, Morton Grove Baseball Association

Co-Chairman, East Maine Dist. 63 Referendum Committee

1997 – 2001
Chairman, East Maine Township General Caucus



2013 – Present
Member, publications committee, CPCU Society, 2013 to the present

2003 – 2009
Member, national curriculum advisory committee, American Institute for CPCU

2008 – 2012
President, Chicago West Suburban Chapter, CPCU Society, 2009-10 (board member)

1999 – 2002
Member, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, Inland Marine Underwriters Association