Alison Shuman, CPCU, ARe, ARM, AINS, AIS
Alison Shuman, CPCU, ARe, ARM, AINS, AIS (IABC South Carolina) is a corporate communications coordinator II for Farm Bureau Insurance, a leading provider of auto, home, and life insurance in South Carolina. Prior to joining Farm Bureau Insurance in 2007, Shuman was the scholastic press manager for the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association (SCSPA) and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. She was also the assistant director of the Carolina Journalism Institute. Alison is an active member of the IABC South Carolina chapter, AAF of the Midlands, and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society of South Carolina (CPCU/SC). She has held numerous board positions including president with IABC/SC and CPCU/SC and currently serves as a member-at-large with IABC/SC and a director with CPCU/SC. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in advertising and a minor in retail from the University of South Carolina. During college, Alison participated in the third-place national J. Carroll Bateman Competition Team known as Palmetto Solutions and the third-place national DMEF Echo Competition team for the ING Orange Savings campaign “Green Grass. Blue Sky. Orange Savings.” A native of Columbia, South Carolina, she attended Irmo High School and was the editor-in-chief of The Stinger newspaper. In 2000, Shuman was recognized as SCSPA’s Journalist of the Year. She currently lives in downtown Columbia.