NORTH CAROLINA EARNS Outstanding Young Agents CommMITTEE Award
Big “I” Presents 2006 YAC Awards at Fall Meeting
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2006—The Young Agents Committee (YAC) of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) presented its most prestigious annual award to the Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina.
In recognition of its outstanding efforts on behalf of the independent agency system to cultivate and inspire the next generation of industry leaders, the North Carolina YAC was honored as the Outstanding Young Agents Committee of the Year. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts made by North Carolina’s Young Agents in the areas of political involvement, membership development, communications, state committee project, and young agents meeting as well as a committee’s promotion of the independent agency system.
The runner-up in the Outstanding Young Agents Committee Award category was The Young Brokers and Agents Committee of the Insurance Brokers & Agents of the West (California).
Five other national awards of excellence recognizing the leadership of Young Agents committees in state associations were presented:
Outstanding Political Involvement Award–Kentucky Young Insurance Professionals of the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky, Inc., for outstanding achievement in promoting young agent participation in the legislative process
Outstanding Young Agents Meeting Award–Young Agents Council of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents for excellence in providing and promoting an annual Young Agents meeting
OutstandingState Committee Project–Young Agents Committee of the Maine Insurance Agents Association for outstanding achievement in a state committee project that benefits the community, the insurance industry, and/or the independent agency system
Outstanding Membership Development Award–Young Agents Committee of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois for excellent achievement in recruiting and maintaining Young Agents participation in association activities
Outstanding Communications Award–Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, Inc., for outstanding achievement in maintaining a communications campaign dedicated to young agents.
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