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State Young Agent Commitee Chair and Staff Liaisions Quarterly Calls
During the Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute, state Young Agent Committee chairs and liaisons were looking for a way to stay connected throughout the year. The Big “I” national YAC will be hosting quarterly conference/video calls to continue the idea sharing. To have the calls at a manageable size that will allow everyone to contribute, the calls will be organize by region and lead by the national Young Agent Committee member who represents your state.
Please join us for the first call and we will make introductions and give an overview of national YAC’s role. We will also discuss the Big “I” Legislative Conference and ideas for content that will benefit your attendees. There will also be an opportunity to share ideas on how the national YAC can best serve our states up and coming leaders.
Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013
11 a.m. EST
YAC lead: Jill Roth
States represented: (CT DC DE MA ME MD NH NJ NY RI VA VT)
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
1 p.m. EST
YAC lead: Quincy Branch
States represented: (ID MN MT NE NV ND SD UT WY)
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
11 a.m. EST
YAC lead: Carolyn Reynolds
States represented: (IA IN IL KS KY MI MO OH PA WI WV)
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
YAC lead: Boyd McGehee
States represented: (AL AR FL GA LA MS NC OK SC TN )
Thursday, December 12, 2013
YAC lead: Joe Hamilton
States represented: (AK AZ CA CO HI NM OR TX WA )
12/06/13 1 p.m. EST
A strategic approach to enhancing your agency's online presence
Presenter: Matt Marko, Marketing Process Manager, Progressive Insurance, Marty Agather, VP sales, Project CAP
The Big “I” national Young Agents Committee and platinum sponsor Progressive are hosting a webinar to help agencies enhance their online presence. Matt Marko, marketing process manager for Progressive helps agencies grow their business locally using online and offline marketing strategies. In this free webinar, attendees will learn the strategies he shares every day to help independent agents grow their share of the market.
Matt is responsible for helping Progressive's network of more than 35,000 independent insurance agencies grow their businesses locally using both online and offline marketing media. He led the launch of Progressive's ListAgent local search program which has increased the online visibility of more than 4,500 agencies to date. Matt joined Progressive in 2005 as a product manager.
Matt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Economics and History and earned his earned his M.B.A. from Darden.
Past Webinar Recordings
07/18/13 1 p.m. ET
YAC Chat: Outstanding InVEST Programs
Presenter: The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
Michael-Charles Hilson, Vice President, GBG, Inc.
The Young Agents of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois understand how important it is to attract new professionals to the industry and know that successful InVEST programs are key. Illinois has 5 InVEST programs that educate high school students on insurance and careers in insurance. The Illinois YAC will share how they started, tips on fundraising and how they educate members and companies on the value of InVEST. Find out what resonates with InVEST students and much more.
Techincal difficulties, no recording available. Outstanding YAC-Illinois.pptx
06/13/13 1 p.m. ET
YAC Chat:Outstanding State Commitee Project, the Young Agents Council of the Florida Independent Insurance Agents
Giving back to the community is a wonderful way to build brand awareness and engage members. Five years ago, the Florida Association of Insurance Agents Young Agents Council launched the SmartStart4Kids school supply drive and has since raised more than $100,000 in supplies for area non-profits. The Florida YAC was presented the Outstanding Community Project Award for their efforts in 2012 and will be presenting the next YAC Chat Webinar on June 13. Find out how they engage members throughout the state with a little friendly competition. Discover how they earned top-notch media coverage and used social media to create awareness. With 275 young agents, 1436 participants and the support of 18 organizations they program earned more than $34,000 in school supplies in 2011-12. Whether your state is looking to create or partner with a charity, this webinar is sure to provide tips and techniques for engaging members and getting coverage. Please note, these webinars are available open to everyone.
NO RECORDING AVAILABLE due to technical difficulties with webinar service.
YAC Chat: Outstanding Meeting: The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas
Presenter, Kara Holiman, YAC Liaision
The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas earned the Outstanding Meeting award in 2012. The first-time applicant will share tips on how they host an extraordinary event on a tight budget. This YAC didn’t let budget hold them back, they increased event participation by 30% attracting 43% of their active young agent members. They credit this to an overhaul of the event—new name, new speakers and new curriculum. With lots of fundraising they were also able to offer 26 first-time scholarships. Attend this webinar and hear how Arkansas they created a big time event on a small time budget! RECORDING Outstanding YAC-Arkansas.pptx
YAC Chat: Outstanding Communications: Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina
The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc. earned the Outstanding Communications award in 2012. The N.C. YAC will share their tips for creating an annual editorial plan and using the right mix of staff and committee involvement in their communication and marketing strategies. Successes in 2012 include increasing Facebook following by 35% and attracting 28,000 visitors to their website. They use a mix of communication vehicles including a Young Agent newsletter, email promotions, their website, and include quarterly Young Agent spotlights in the states’ magazine, Carolina Agents Journal. Attend this webinar and learn how your committee can plan and communicate more effectively. RECORDING. 2012 Communication Award Presentation (2).ppt
YAC Chat: Outstanding Membership Development, The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc.
Presenter: Steve Duff, YAC Liaison
The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc. earned the Outstanding Membership Development award in 2012—the third time they’ve taken the award since 2008. The Indiana YAC grew dues paying Young Agents by 8% in the last year. The committee understands the importance of communication in the membership development and retention process. They work year-round to work with agency principals, make lasting first-impressions all while achieving exceeding membership goals. Attend this webinar and discover the Indiana way to grow young agent membership. RECORDING Indiana YAC 12 Membership Development.pptx
YAC Chat: Outstanding Political Involvement, The Emerging Leaders of the Insurance Brokers & Agents of California
Presenters: Mike Orrick, YAC Liaison
The Emerging Leaders of the Insurance Brokers & Agents of California was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Political Involvement Award. The committee surpassed their InsurPac fundraising goals raising $3372. Their most remarkable achievement was hosting a Virtual Summit which grew participation in their legislative event by 200%. But, to make it all happen, the committee communicates effectively with Young Agents on the political process. Find out how the Emerging Leaders made strides in the legislative process. RECORDING Outstanding YAC-California.pptx
YAC Chat: Excellence Revealed, The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia.
Presenters: Kelli Dean, Jarrett Bridges, Brooks Ziegler and Ash Smith.
The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia was presented the 2012 YAC of the Year. Their well-organized committee gives back to the community, donating $43,000 to local charities. InsurPac is top-of-mind and the group tripled their goal raised $7415 from 41 Young Agents. When it comes to perpetuation, the committee provides top-notch education to young members including the new Future Principal program, speakers from the Institute of Workers Comp and an agent producer panel. Attend this webinar and find out how the YAC of Georgia met these marks, and more. RECORDING Outstanding YAC-Georgia.pptx