STIGLITZ NOMINATED BIG “I” PRESIDENT-ELECT; SOTO ELECTED NEXT VICE PRESIDENT
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s (the Big “I”) National Board of State Directors has nominated William G. Stiglitz III as the association’s president-elect and has elected Alex Soto, CPCU, ARM as the Association’s next vice president.
The Board action came last week during its recent mid-year meeting here.
Once confirmed by the Association membership, Stiglitz will assume his new office at the 2004 Big “I” Convention in Orlando this October. Soto will move up to the vice president position at the same meeting. Stiglitz and current IIABA President-Elect Thomas A. Grau, CPCU, will be sworn in as president-elect and president, respectively, during the convention’s closing general session.
The 2004 Big “I” Convention will be held October 9 through 12 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotel located at the heart of the Disney property near Orlando.
Stiglitz, currently the Big “I” vice president, is an account executive with the firm of Hyland, Block & Hyland, Inc., in Louisville, Ky. He was elected to the Executive Committee in October 2000.
Stiglitz has been active on all levels of Big “I” member organizations during his 34-year career as an independent agent. A past president and state national director for the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky (IIAK), Stiglitz served on the state’s Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee. He is a past president of the Louisville Board of Independent Insurance Agents. Nationally, he has served as a member of the Planning Committee and as planning liaison to the Executive Committee, and as a member of the National Dues Task Force. He and Pat, his wife of 33 years, have two adult children and reside in Louisville.
Soto, currently an at-large member of the Big “I” Executive Committee, is president of Miami-Fla.-based InSource, Inc. He was elected to the Executive Committee in October 2001.
Soto also has been active in the Big “I” nationally and in the Florida Association of Independent Agents (FAIA) during his 31-year career as an independent insurance agent. He is a past chairman of the FAIA and also a past state national director. Nationally, he has served as chairman of the Big “I” Communications Committee, Branding Task Force and other committees. He and Patty, his wife of 34 years, have two adult children and reside in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami.
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.