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Young Agents President's Panel Named



Industry leaders will address issues of importance to young agents, industry


ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 27, 2006—A panel of insurance industry leaders will share their insights with young agent members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) on critical issues affecting the future of the independent agency system during the Big “I” National Legislative Conference & Convention.


This annual gathering is the insurance industry’s best-attended, most effective legislative meeting. This year’s event will take place April 26-28 at the Grand Hyatt Washington and the Washington Convention Center.


“The President’s Panel brings together today’s and tomorrow’s industry leaders,” says Big “I” President William G. Stiglitz, III. “This meeting gives young agents the rare opportunity to hear from top industry executives about their key concerns—and learn what’s happening in the industry that will shape their futures.”


Joining Stiglitz on the President’s Panel are:       

  • Tony Pavia, president, AIG Agency Auto
  • Cynthia Hardy Young, president, Encompass Insurance
  • John Ammendola, senior vice president, Safeco Insurance
  • Robert V. James, senior managing director, president and CEO, Balboa Insurance Group

Hosted by the National Young Agents Committee (YAC), the Young Agents Breakfast and President’s Panel is a long running highlight of the Big “I” Convention. The National YAC is also hosting a first-time young agent attendee reception, two evening networking events, and an InsurPac luncheon featuring keynote speaker Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-La.).


Other highlights of the Big “I” National Legislative Conference & Convention include a wide variety of CE and non-CE workshops; appearances by numerous high-profile speakers discussing important insurance and national issues confronting lawmakers as well as agents and brokers in Washington, D.C.; hundreds of meetings on Capitol Hill between Big “I” agents and brokers and their elected representatives in the Congress; and the industry’s largest and best-attended trade show.


To register online and make hotel reservations go to and select the “Events and Conferences” link.


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:





​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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