At the 86th Annual Meeting of the Policyholders of NC Grange Mutual, we had the honor of awarding Deb Welch the Niles A. Whittaker Award of Excellence. This annual award, established in 2013, is given to someone in recognition of their service to the insurance industry as well as their community.
Deb joined NC Grange Mutual in 1985 in our underwriting department. She worked here until she retired in 2019 – serving as Vice President for many years. She worked closely with our agency force – appointing many of our current agents and helping to train them. In her community, Deb has been very active with her church, the Lions Club, Gate City Grange and the North Carolina State Grange (where she currently serves as State Secretary).
We were so lucky to be able to honor (and SURPRISE) Deb in person at our Policyholder meeting with this recognition.