The National Young Agents Committee (YAC) of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) presented its most prestigious annual award Oct. 2, 2015, to the Young Agents Council of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents during the annual Fall Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
“The Big ‘I’ is pleased to announce that, in recognition of their outstanding efforts on behalf of the independent agency system to cultivate and inspire the next generation of industry leaders, the Young Agents Council of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents is the 2015 Outstanding Young Agents Committee of the Year,” said David Walker, the 2014-2015 Big “I” chairman and president of Hartland Insurance Agency in Hartland, Michigan.
The Young Agents Council of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents has received numerous other awards in previous years.
“The Big ‘I’ Young Agents Committee is proud of the young agents all over country who support and promote the independent agency system and young agent chapters and programs in every state,” said Boyd McGehee, national Young Agents Committee chairman and president of Talladega Insurance in Talladega, Alabama. “The state young agent programs are creating the next generation of insurance leaders. They encourage political involvement, association membership, communications, community service, education and industry perpetuation through InVEST.”
Walker presented the awards at the 2015 Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute in New Orleans.
“Young agents are our future leaders and the lifeline of the independent agency system,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “We are proud of our young agent committees all over the country and excited to have them moving up the ranks. Their hard work, dedication and creative projects help cultivate future industry and association leaders.”
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.