WILSON HONORED WITH WOODWORTH AWARD
Californiaagent receives association’s highest honor for lifetime of service
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2006—David F. "Bud" Wilson today received the most distinguished honor the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) bestows upon an individual when he was presented with the Woodworth Memorial Award today during the Big “I” National Legislative Conference and Convention. Wilson is CEO of Wilson Insurance Agency in Chula Vista, Calif.
“Bud Wilson has performed outstanding service on behalf of the independent agency system,” Big “I” President William Stiglitz said. “For decades, he has served his fellow agents and brokers, and he is the portrait of what a Big ‘I’ volunteer should be. We are very lucky to have such a leader as Bud Wilson in our midst.”
The Woodworth Award was established in 1925 in memory of C.H. Woodworth of Buffalo, N.Y., the second president of the association. It is awarded annually to the Big “I” member who best demonstrates outstanding service benefiting independent insurance agents and the entire insurance industry.
Wilson has contributed to the independent agency system in a variety of ways, including serving as Big “I” president and chairman of its Government Affairs Committee. At the state level, he served the Independent Brokers and Agents of the West (IBA West) as its president and as its representative on the National Board of State Directors, as well as serving as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of San Diego.
Previous honors include IBA West’s most prestigious honor, the Ramsden/Sullivan Award; the Andrew H. Ekern Award, bestowed for community and industry service by the Independent Insurance Agents of San Diego; and the Community Service Award from the City of Chula Vista, Calif.
Wilson has been married to his wife, Sandra, for 42 years, and they have three adult children: Brad, Matthew and Gregory.
Founded in 1896, IIABA (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.