PULLMAN, Wash. – Stanley O. McNaughton, chair and president of PEMCO Insurance Companies, is this year’s Walter Lecturer at Washington State University.
McNaughton’s public address, “Leadership for Tomorrow,” will be delivered at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Todd Hall, Room 276, on the WSU Pullman campus.
The annual Walton Lecture is sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of Washington to honor the organization’s past president, Max Walton. Hosting the event is the Risk Management and Insurance area of the WSU College of Business and Economics.
McNaughton takes numerous leadership roles in both the insurance industry and in his community. He is immediate past president of the Washington Insurance Guaranty Association, director of the Insurance Education Foundation, director and treasurer/manager of the Washington School Employees Credit Union, and chair, director and executive committee member for Evergreen Bank. He has presented and participated in seminars throughout the United States and Canada on subjects relating to government regulations, business management and mass marketing of insurance products.
He received the Seattle-King County First Citizen Award in 1996 and is on the advisory board of the Washington division of the United States Olympics. He is a board member of Junior Achievement of Greater Seattle, KCTS/Channel 9 advisory board, the King County Boys and Girls Club, and Museum of Flight Authority of King County. He is also chair of the Shoreline Community College Foundation.
McNaughton will become the fifth Walton lecturer. Other prominent national insurance leaders that have been Walton lecturers include Cheri J. Hawkins, retired assistant treasurer and director of insurance at Weyerhaeuser Company; Mark S. Dorfman, Whitbeck-Beyer Chair of Insurance and Financial Services at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Lucille Gallagher, 1994-95 national president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society; and Dick Marquardt, former Washington state insurance commissioner.