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  • Former PICA President and CEO Jerry D. Brant, DPM Has Passed Away - 1939-2017 - September 17, 2017

    Former PICA President and CEO Jerry D. Brant, DPM has passed away peacefully in Springfield, Illinois after his fight with pancreatic cancer.

    Dr. Brant attended Western Illinois University and earned his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in 1962. He was in private practice in Illinois from 1963 to 1997.

    A founding member of PICA, Dr. Brant began serving on the board of directors at its inception in 1981. He assumed the presidency in 1997 on a full-time basis and remained in the role until his retirement in 2012. During his tenure, Dr. Brant led PICA to become the undisputed leader in the podiatric malpractice insurance market. In 2009, Dr. Brant and the board had the vision to foresee the changing healthcare environment and position PICA for future success by becoming part of the ProAssurance family of companies.

    Dr. Brant was a noted leader in podiatry serving both the Illinois Podiatric Medicinal Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). He was APMA president from 1984-1985. Dr. Brant also served on the board of the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University.

    Dr. Brant was an avid duck hunter, loved having a loyal dog by his side and enjoyed reading. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Thomas Brant of Missouri, children and grandchildren.

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