BIG “I” YOUNG AGENTS COMMITTEE WILL HOST EXCITING EVENTS IN 2006
President’s Panel, Leadership Institute are among many offerings
ALEXANDRIA, Va., January 17, 2006—The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee (YAC) is hosting many exciting and informative seminars and events at the National Legislative Conference & Convention in April and the new Young Agents Leadership Institute Sept. 8-10.
“This is an exciting time for the National Young Agents Committee,” says Keith Riley, chairman of the National YAC, and an agent with Peel & Holland Financial Group in Benton, Ky. “We are looking forward to continuing to work with young agents and brokers to help raise awareness and involvement in the activities of the Big ‘I’. In 2006, we will provide the next generation of industry leaders with the tools they need to improve and strengthen their state young agents programs and their agencies.”
At the Big “I” National Legislative Conference & Convention in Washington, D.C., April 23 through 29, the National YAC will host seminars geared specifically for young agents including a first-timers reception, the Young Agent Attendee & InsurPac Chairs Luncheon, two hospitality events and the President’s Panel Breakfast with Big “I” leadership. The committee is offering two $300 scholarships to each state to assist young agents who have not previously participated in the National Legislative Conference in attending the event.
“I’m very excited about the new Young Agent Leadership Institute,” says Riley. “It’s going to be a highlight of the year. Young agents and brokers will have the opportunity to work with each other to develop a plan of action to help their states’ young agent programs reach their specific needs and goals.”
The Young Agent Leadership Institute, Sept. 8-10 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, will feature two distinct tracks for leadership development – one for attendees with revitalizing young agents programs and one for those with established programs. Attendees will participate in training sessions on topics such as: membership development, communications, projects/events, and political involvement. Young agents will also gain insight into the latest technology trends and network with peers and Big “I” leaders to develop new ideas about agency management and personal development.
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” 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.