The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) has been conferred upon Ashyln J. Christianson, of Three Rivers Insurance in Vinton, following her successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

The announcement was made by Dr. William T. Hold, President of the Society of CIC, who conferred the designation on Ms. Ashlyn J. Christianson in an official ceremony conducted recently in Des Moines.

The Society of CIC is a key member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation’s preeminent provider of insurance and risk management education. The National Alliance conducts more than 2,500 programs annually, throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Currently, more than 29,500 agents and insurance professionals throughout the country have received the CIC designation. Ashlyn J. Christianson, is one of 631 designees in the state of Iowa.

Ms. Christianson has demonstrated her professional competence through the successful completion of the five CIC institutes and comprehensive written examinations focusing on all major fields of insurance, insurance management and agency operations.

Ashlyn J. Christianson has been a Vinton resident her entire life. She married her high school sweetheart, Jarron Christinason, in 2004 and has two children, Byron 5 and Tynley 8 months. She has worked at Three Rivers Insurance in Vinton for 14 years, obtaining a Personal Lines insurance license in 2002, Life and Health Lines license in 2003 and a Commercial Lines license in 2005. Ms. Christianson started The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research CIC program in 2010 and completed her final institute in September of 2012. Ms. Christianson strives to explain insurance to her clients in terms that are understandable and that they are also getting the most insurance protection for the best price.