Congrats to our WAHU 2021 Outstanding Broker, Dave Guyll, Conover Insurance!
Congrats to our WAHU 2021 Outstanding Carrier Representative, Angela Dubay, Delta Dental of Washington!
Each year we request nominations for the Barry Thoma Memorial Award. This is the highest award given by our State Association in recognition of furthering our business through service to the association.
This award is named after its first recipient, a former president of WAHU and tireless advocate for our Association, our members, our industry, our clients.
Please join WAHU in congratulating and presenting the 2021 Barry
Thoma Memorial Award to Keith Wallace, Partner, Rice Insurance in Bellingham.
Keith has served as WAHU President, Seattle Chapter President, WAHU Membership
Chair and on various NAHU committees. Congratulations, Keith and thank you
for everything you do for the association!
If you would like to nominate a member, complete the Barry Thoma nomination by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to WAHU; 19540 International Blvd, Suite 105; Seatac, WA 98188.
The Parameters of the Award
The Board of Trustees of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters established the Barry Thoma Memorial Award to recognize those members who contribute significant amounts of time and talent to further the health insurance industry; who display the character traits and style of leadership; and who promote principals of professionalism and idealism.
The Board of Trustees has further named this award after its first recipient, Barry Thoma, RHU, who set an example for the members of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters.
Made significant contributions of time and talent to further the health insurance industry.
Must display the character traits and skills of leadership.
Promotes the principles of professional idealism.
Be an active member of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters.
The Barry Thoma Award Recipients
1994 - Barry Thoma, RHU
1995 - Spencer Lehmann, RHU
1996 - Patti Smith, RHU
1997 - Jay Grant, RHU
1998 - Trudy Bleiler, RHU
1999 - Jan Chapman, RHU
2000 - Carol Costello
2001 - Barbara Fives
2002 - Hugh Hendrickson, RHU
2003 - Randy Flem
2004 - Bob Bentley
2005 - Greg Seifert, CLU
2006 - Dean Byus
2007 - Marsha Tellesbo
2008 - Mark Newbold
2009 - Josh Nace
2010 - Sandra Powers-Booth
2011 - No awards
2012 - JoAnn Koll
2013 - Bill Perkins
2014 - Dan McMahon
2015 - Chris Free
2016 - Bob Holland
2017 - Al Pierce
2018 - Not Awarded
2019 - Patty Rice
2020 - Greg Seifert, CLU
2021 - Keith Wallace