LAS VEGAS, Sept. 20 - The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) today presented its most prestigious annual award to the Young Agents Committee of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (PIIAI).
The Illinois Young Agents Committee was honored as the Outstanding Young Agents Committee for the first time and received the award at IIABA’s 28th Annual Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference held in conjunction with the Las Vegas Convention & InfoXchange.
The Outstanding Young Agents Committee award recognizes the outstanding efforts made by a state young agents committee in the areas of political involvement, membership development, communications, state committee project, and the young agents meeting as well as a committee’s promotion of the independent agency system.
“The dedicated young agents in Illinois have marked a milestone for their members and their association this year by making a true impact on the future of the independent agency system,” said IIABA President W. Cloyce Anders. “We are pleased to recognize their remarkable efforts and likewise commend all young agent committees receiving awards today. They should take tremendous pride in their extraordinary contributions and achievements.”
Two runners-up were named in the Outstanding Young Agents Committee Award category: the Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia and the Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana.
Five other national awards of excellence recognizing the leadership of young agents committees in state associations were presented:
Outstanding Political Involvement Award–
For outstanding achievement in Young Agent participation in the legislative process:
v Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina
Outstanding Young Agents Meeting Award–
For excellence in providing and promoting an annual Young Agent meeting:
v Young Agents Committee of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents
Outstanding State Committee Project–
For outstanding achievement in a state committee project that benefits the community, the insurance industry, and/or the Independent Agency System:
v The Committee on Young Agents of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
Outstanding Membership Development Award–
For excellent achievement in recruiting and maintaining Young Agent participation in Association activities:
v Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana
Outstanding Communications Award–
For establishing and maintaining an excellent vehicle of communication for the Young Agents in a state:
v Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia
The Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference is the industry's premier Young Agents event designed to promote the importance of building leadership skills and establishing networking contacts with Young Agents who comprise the future of the independent agency system. Young agents from across the country are gathering for three days of educational training designed to mold the leaders of tomorrow’s independent agency system. The conference features sessions designed exclusively for young agents, including sales training and skills sessions and an insurance company CEO panel during which participants discuss the future of the industry.
The Young Agents Sales & Leadership Conference precedes IIABA’s Convention & InfoXchange—the Big “I” showcase meeting taking place in Las Vegas from Sept. 21-24. The event features a compelling company CEO roundtable; several prominent guest speakers and panelists; a variety of innovative continuing-education (CE) classes and other cutting-edge workshops; the largest exhibit hall in the insurance industry; numerous networking opportunities; and many other exciting events.
Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 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.