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Laura Churchman, Marketing Communications Manager

Before succumbing to the seven-year itch of ad agency life, Laura Churchman cut her teeth as a copywriter at Callahan Creek Marketing and Advertising in Lawrence, Kansas and Spiker Communications in Missoula, Montana. Starting in 2007, Laura worked as a Technical Writer at the University of Montana, providing technical support to the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program and the Forest Service Northern Region University. In tandem, she pounded the pavement as a freelance marketing and advertising copywriter. In fact, ALPS was one of her freelance clients before they offered her the opportunity to join their in-house marketing team in 2011. Laura is now using her marketing and writing background to promote ALPS lawyers’ malpractice insurance as well as the company’s risk management service arms for the legal community. Laura graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a BA in Journalism in 2000. Laura serves on the Board of Camp Mak-a-Dream, an organization that empowers survivors and their families to live with and beyond cancer through life-changing Montana experiences where they strengthen life skills, gain resilience, and develop lasting relationships. In addition to implementing ALPS growth strategy through marketing, she also enjoys camping, hiking, and overnight rafting adventures on Montana’s pristine rivers. Contact Laura at:

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Where Intention Can Take Us–ALPS Property & Casualty Earns an A.

On October 6th the premier insurance rating agency, AM Best, announced its upgrade of ALPS Property & Casualty Insurance Company’s Financial Strength Rating from an A- to an A. With a well-diversified geographic footprint, a continued investment in...

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A Cautionary Tale of a Facebook Hack

My Facebook account was hacked. It happens. Probably to someone you know. Maybe it’s even happened to you. So why am I telling this story on our...

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By leveraging high tech and high touch, ALPS Property & Casualty receives a positive outlook from AM Best

The premier insurance rating agency, AM Best, announced Tuesday that it revised the outlook to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial...

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ALPS Adds International Cybersecurity Expert Sherri Davidoff of LMG Security to its Board of Directors

Effective at the May 2020 ALPS Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved the addition of Sherri Davidoff to its ranks. Sherri is the CEO of LMG...

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ALPS is an Approved Partner of the Milwaukee Bar Association

The Milwaukee Bar Association (“MBA”) is proud to announce its newest member benefit, resulting from a partnership with ALPS Lawyers’ Professional...

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Utah State Bar Endorses ALPS as the Legal Malpractice Insurance Carrier of Choice for Members.

Effective July, 1, the Utah State Bar announced its exclusive endorsement of ALPS to meet the malpractice insurance needs of its members. The Bar...

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