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Top Insurance Carrier CEOs to Address Big "I" Legislative Conference & Convention

CNA, The Hartford, Fireman's Fund and Safeco to participate.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2010 – The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) today announced the insurance carrier CEO panelists for their annual Legislative Conference & Convention.

PANELISTS:  Michael Hughes, Safeco president
            Michael LaRocco, Fireman’s Fund president and CEO
            Tom Motamed, CNA chairman and CEO
            Liam McGee, The Hartford chairman and CEO

MODERATOR: Robert Rusbuldt, president & CEO, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

DATE:  Friday, March 5, 2010

TIME:   8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern

LOCATION:  Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
           2660 Woodley Road, NW
           Washington, DC 20008
“The Big ‘I’ CEO panel is a unique opportunity for some of the top insurance carriers in the country and our members to interact,” says Robert A. Rusbuldt, Big “I” president and CEO. “We look forward to hearing insights from some of the top experts in the insurance industry.”

The insurance carrier CEO panel, which will take place in a general session, will allow the Big “I” membership to hear and participate in a discussion of some of the most important issues pressing independent insurance agents and the industry including: economic challenges facing insurance carriers, agents, and the industry; the property-casualty insurance cycle; insurance regulatory reform; health care reform; the need for attracting new talent to the industry; and other challenges and opportunities facing the independent agency system. The session will also include a state of the association address by Big “I” chairman David Daniel.

Highlights of the Big “I” Legislative Conference & Convention, which will take place March 3-5, will include in-depth issues briefing sessions; appearances by numerous high-profile speakers discussing important insurance and national issues confronting lawmakers as well as agents and brokers; and hundreds of meetings on Capitol Hill between Big “I” agents and brokers and their elected representatives in the Congress.

For registration and hotel information, go to and select the “Events and Conferences” link. Journalists interested in attending, please contact Margarita Tapia, director of public affairs, at (800) 221-7917 or for media registration.

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, health, 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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