Farmers Insurance and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library Holding Presidential Leadership Program Media Day On July 19

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library have partnered to develop the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP). PLP is a leadership development course built on the concept of emotional intelligence and designed to create a new kind of leader: one who guides with an open mind instead of an iron fist.  


"We believe we can learn a lot about leadership from the 44 Americans who have held the office of President of the United States, and have incorporated their exceptional leadership skills into a three-day classroom course, conducted at the Reagan Library," notes Bryan Murphy, Farmers Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer. "In this fast-paced world, filled with technology, leadership will be key in management of all corporate and non-profit organizations. PLP is designed for America's future."

On July 19, 2011 Farmers and the Reagan Library will host a Media Day at the Reagan Library where instructors, students, executives and non-profit leaders will demonstrate key points studied in the three-day course.

WHAT:  Media Open House Day for the Presidential Leadership Program.

WHEN:  July 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Ronald Reagan Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, California, 93065

WHO:  You'll be introduced to the Presidential Leadership Program and have the opportunity to interview key program representatives. Experts from Farmers, the Reagan Library, the business and non-profit sector:

  • John Heubusch, Executive Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
  • Bryan Murphy, Chief Claims Officer, Farmers Insurance
  • Bonnie Weigel, CEO of Food Share, Ventura County
  • Plus representatives of the Red Cross, the March of Dimes and the California Health and Longevity Institute.

Suggested story topics include:

  • PLP's new approach to leadership development in the corporate and non-profit arenas.
  • Its benefits to both businesses and non-profit organizations.
  • PLP's use of green technology, including the Apple iPad and iPod Touch.
  • Reagan as the Great Communicator, and key lessons from presidential leadership.
  • The unique relationship between Farmers and the Reagan Library.
  • The importance of health and wellness to inspirational leadership.

Media:  To attend please RSVP to Jerry Davies at or call 213-400-4459.

Lunch will be served following the open house. For more information on the Presidential Leadership Program, please see the accompanying press kit. To access PLP photos and interviews with participants and developers, use the enclosed DVD or go to

About the Ronald Reagan Foundation and Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by President Reagan himself and specifically charged by him with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and its internationally recognized, award-winning Discovery Center, and the Air Force One Pavilion.

About Farmers Insurance

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at

SOURCE Farmers Insurance



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