IICF Midwest Blazing the Trail Benefit will be held in an indoor space at the Ritz Carlton, Chicago. IICF continues to monitor the recommendations and mandates in accordance with the CDC, the State of Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago.  Those who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear a mask and socially distance. Please do not attend if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms. All guests will be asked to sign a waiver in advance of the event.

Stephanie Spencer



Stephanie Spencer

Vice President – AssuredPartners National Director of Claims


As a Vice President of both the Central States and Western Region, Stephanie Spencer has over 30+ years of experience in the insurance industry, and eight years with AssuredPartners. She attended Central Missouri State University and immediately fell into insurance. She came to AssuredPartners in 2001 where she began her carrier in claims – she quickly found ways to set our claims handling apart from our competition and became head of the department soon after. Since then, Stephanie has managed countless projects and overseen many teams – her most recent success being the development of our new AP Claims Advisory Team(CAT) & Risk Management Team.


In addition to her technical role,Stephanie is passionate about promoting women in business and within leadership, she serves as the Chair of the Heartland Chapter Board of Directors for theInsurance Industry Charitable foundation (IICF), and she is an avid Kansas CityChiefs fan


Katie Weil

VP of Philanthropy, Camp One Step

We're so grateful for IICF for helping to bring smiles, connections and fun to the pediatric cancer patients and survivors we served during our wintertime camp programs. Together we are creating memories, friendships and hope that will fuel them all year.

Erin Kerr


Blessings in a Backpack is grateful for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s generous donation of $112,885 that provided 28,220 bags of weekend nutrition to 5,260+ food insecure kids across 32 programs in Illinois and Ohio.