Chapter History

The Southwest Michigan Association of Health Underwriters was formed on May 1, 1986.  They initially met with the West Michigan Association of Health Underwriters chapter.  On May 12, 1993, a separate chapter meetings and changed the association name to the Kalamazoo Regional Association of Health Underwriters (KRAHU).

The new Association was formed to provide a forum for those persons in the Kalamazoo region who receive all or part of their income from sales or service of health insurance. The purpose is to promote client education, agent education, provide opportunity to network with other agents and carriers and to learn about new and innovative products.  The chapter provides updates on legislative issues and is a voice to the legislature regarding the health insurance industry.

In October of 1996, the chapter agreed to change the chapter name back to Southwest Michigan Association of Health Underwriters (SMAHU) serving members in Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek, and the rest of Southwest Michigan.

SMAHU is associated with the Michigan Association of Health Underwriters (MAHU), and is a local chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), now with 20,000 members worldwide.

Past Presidents

Charles May
2017 - 2018

David Bell
2016 - 2017

Tammy Deur
2015 - 2016

Karen Rial
2014 - 2015

E. Brad Scoffin
2013 - 2014

Carmen Johnson
2012 - 2013

Scott Doherty
2011 - 2012

Jeff Thomas
2010 - 2011

Kelly Sackett
2009 - 2010

E. Brad Scoffin
2008 - 2009

Scott Doherty
2007 - 2008

Cindi Crandall
2006 - 2007

Jamie Schuring
2005 - 2006

Jamie Schuring
2004 - 2005

Kevin McPherson
2003 - 2004

Pat Siciliano
2002 - 2003

Don Pobuda
2001 - 2002

Harry Frain
2000 - 2001

Harry Frain
1999 - 2000

Tim Lenderink
1998 - 1999

Tim Lenderink
1997 - 1998

AJ Balog
1996 - 1997

Donald Phillips
1995 - 1996

Ray Sackett
1994 - 1995

Bill Hamilton
1993 - 1994

Bill Hamilton
1992 - 1993