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Young Agents Share Their Journey Through Agency Ranks
Young agents committees work hard throughout the year to attract and retain young professionals to the industry and association activities and each year the Big “I” national YAC recognizes committees for their outstanding efforts
Young professionals provide perspective and leadership that will help create the value proposition of the future. Here are four strategies for engaging young professionals.
Trusted Choice is making millions of consumer impressions each year because collectively independent agents are embracing the brand. Doug Fairbanks shares how his agency is living the brand. Doug Fairbanks, CIC, AAI, CAWC is a producer with Hartland Insurance, Hartland Michigan and a member of the Big “I” national Young Agents Committee.
A lot about prospecting has changed over the years and technology role in that has been substantial.
2013-16 Committee member Carolyn Reynolds on national championships, insurance and introducing her daughter to the industry.
Find out the winners of the elite young agent state association awards.
Attend the annual gathering of young independent agents and gain tactical leadership skills.
There has never been a better time to co-brand your insurance agency with Trusted Choice ® especially with the implementation of the Freedom Campaign in January 2014. There are many benefits to being a Trusted Choice independent insurance agent. Below are tips to become the best Trusted Choice independent insurance agent and take advantages of the services we offer agencies.
The Big “I” national Young Agents Committee presented the inaugural Outstanding Young Agent of the Year award at the recent Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute to Kelli Dean, Physicians Insurance Services, Athens Ga. She served as 2013-14 chair of the young agents committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia and is currently serving as a director-at-large on the state board.
The Big “I” national Young Agents Committee presented the Outstanding State Liaison of the Year award at the recent Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute to Lyra Roberts, E&O program manager of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma.
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 today to the Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia during the annual Fall Leadership Conference in Grand Rapid, Michigan
The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee will be presenting $500 scholarships for select first-time attendees of the Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute to help defray the costs of attending the 2014 event which will be Sept. 12-13 at the Amway Grand, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Want to find out how other state young agent committee (YAC) leaders are engaging more young agents in their activities, communications and volunteer roles? Are you looking for ways to boost attendance to conferences? If your state association has a young agents committee or is looking for a way to get more young professionals engaged with your association, you need a seat at the table during the Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute.
Each year, the Big “I” national Young Agents Committee recognizes state young agent committees of all sizes and budgets for their outstanding achievements. The Outstanding Young Agent Committee of the Year Awards recognize the efforts and successes in the areas of communication, committee project (community/industry service), meeting, political involvement, InVEST supporter and membership development. In addition to the category awards committees can also apply for the Outstanding YAC of the Year and the Breakthrough Committee which is presented to a committee that has not applied for an award in the last 3 years.
How does the third oldest agency in the nation continue to thrive? It changes. Get an Alabama young agent's perspective on generational transitions, techonology and taking the leap that can take an agency from good to great.
Office dynamics can often be tricky, but they become even more complex when the holder of greater responsibility may be only half the age of those they’re relying on for results. It makes sense too.
Eight take-a-ways from the annual young leaders gathering in San Antonio Texas.
It isn't easy, but being a partner in an independent agency is a rewarding career. Find out how Clint Ivy worked his way up from an intern to a partner. Learn from his struggles creating a sucession plan.
Being a mom is the best time management crash course one can take. I could once put a task aside for the next day if it wasn’t urgent.
Quincy Branch is a national Young Agents Committee Member and a second generation insurance professional who, like many agents, was bit with the entrepreneurial bug at a young age, establishing a supply company which served MGM Mirage and Southwest Gas . While attending University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and enter a career in insurance. Today, Quincy is president and CEO of Branch Benefits Consultants and a member of the national young agents committee. Below you will read his take on his journey into the insurance industry.
The national Young Agents Committee presented its most prestigious annual award to the Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia during the annual Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta.