The Rhode Island Chapter of the CPCU Society was organized in September 1962, when seven local insurance professionals signed the original documents forming the chapter. Paul McLaughlin of Starkweather & Shepley served as our first president.

One of the primary goals of the chapter has been to encourage and assist CPCU candidates to attain the CPCU designation. Recognizing the continued importance of education after becoming a CPCU, our chapter was among the first to have members qualify for recognition under the Society's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program when it was introduced in 1983.

The chapter's success over the years is directly attributable to the involvement of the individual members who take advantage of the many opportunities the chapter provides. We hope you will become one of these individuals.