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Agency of the Future Unveiled

Attend the Big “I” Fall Conference and weigh in on the evolution of the independent agency system.

To meet the needs of consumers and attract talented young professionals into the independent agency system, agencies and carriers must continue to evolve. At the upcoming Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference, a superstar panel of industry experts will discuss three key areas of growth in a session titled “Take Your Agency and the Distribution System to the Next Level.”
Open to all attendees, the session will provide a glimpse into the agency of the future. A mixed presentation and panel format will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from experts and thought leaders, while also remaining active contributors to the conversation.
The program will kick off with ComScore expert Susan Engleson who will discuss consumer expectations for insurance shopping. The second segment will  focus on the future of the independent agent and reveals new data for Best Practices. Finally, the discussion will wrap up with a panel where experts will field questions on how independent agents, carriers and associations can work together to ensure a successful future.
Is your company making plans to mix and mingle with agent leaders from around the country Sept. 25-29 at the Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference in San Antonio? The event is home to the Young Agents Leadership Institute, Agency Council for Technology (ACT) meeting and other association board meetings.


Please plan on attending the Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference and the Young Agents Leadership Institute and don’t miss the “Take Your Agency and the Distribution System to the Next Level” session on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m.

The complete company partner schedule includes registration, meeting, educational and networking times and locations. Company partners can register for all programs on the association’s website. For complimentary registration codes, contact the staff liaison for the programs your company sponsors.
Panelist and presenters include:
Mark Male, CEO, Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island & current Chair of the Big “I” state executives’ committee
Peter Van Aartrijk, president & CEO Aartrijk, ACT Agencies of the Future Work Group leader
 Segment One: Consumer Expectations
Segment Three: The Future is Now: How Can Carriers and Association Best Help?
Tom Minkler, President, Clark-Mortenson Agency, incoming Big “I” Chair
Quincy Branch, President/CEO Branch Benefits Consultants, YAC committee member
Karen Bailo, Agency Distribution Leader, Progressive 
Judy De la Rosa, Vice President Online Platforms & Solutions Manager, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Juan Padron, SafeGuard Insurance Agency
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Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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