Last week, Bob Teshima, president of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California (IIABCal), announced that Jill Epstein has been appointed the new CEO and will be the first female executive of California's largest independent insurance agents and brokers trade association.
An attorney and experienced association executive, Epstein comes to IIABCal from the San Diego County Bar Association, where she served as executive director and skillfully led a member-focused professional team through the pandemic.
“Jill Epstein is a highly‐regarded and much‐accomplished professional association executive," Teshima said. “Her background in membership, governance, and advocacy makes her an ideal fit for the CEO role at IIABCal. We are excited to start our next chapter with Jill at the helm."
Epstein was selected for the CEO position following an extensive search to replace Clark Payan, IIABCal's long-time CEO. The search attracted applicants from across the country, and finalists were vetted and interviewed by the IIABCal Search Committee, composed of the executive committee and a past president of the association.
“I'm excited to be part of an organization that is long-recognized as a strong legislative, regulatory, and legal advocate for its members and their clients," said Epstein. "I look forward to working with IIABCal's Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and professional staff to identify and serve the evolving needs of the membership and put forth a new vision for the organization."