2014 Annual Meeting Speeches

April 15, 2014

Terry CavanaughPresident and CEO Terrence W. Cavanaugh

Good Morning.

Here at ERIE, it’s not unusual to meet someone in the cafeteria or in one of my monthly Employee get-togethers who was hired right out of high school or college. Like them, I, too, got an early start in the insurance business. It goes back to the family table when I was growing up in Chicago.

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During the holidays, the whole extended family got together. Two of my uncles were Chicago cops and I know why my mother liked having them around – they kept me and my brothers in line. Another of my uncles was a meat salesman—and during those loud family gatherings, I quickly learned there’s only so much you can say about meat. But another uncle—Uncle Art—was an independent insurance agent, and he was full of stories about the neighborhood.

Uncle Art had an agency in downtown Chicago and would tell us about a fire that left a family in need or about a woman with small children whose husband just died in a factory accident.

What the stories had in common was that they each started with a loss and ended with a means of help. Read the full speechPDF

Executive Vice President and CFO Marcia A. Dall

Each year as we prepare for our shareholder meeting, we have the opportunity to pause and reflect on what we—as the ERIE Family—have accomplished during the past year … and more importantly, over the long term.

This is also a special day to pause and reflect for me, personally. This morning as I was getting ready, I had the honor to put on for the very first time, my five-year service pin.

Some might say that it’s just a pin. But for an ERIE Employee, the pin is a cherished symbol … a symbol of the legacy of the organization … a symbol of the Employee’s time as part of the ERIE Family.

For Employees in these photos – and for so many in our organization -- it represents so much more than tenure … It represents … our connection to ERIE, to its history and…to each other. It’s a reminder of the legacy that we uphold -- and build upon day after day, year after year. Read the full speechPDF

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