XANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8, 2010 —The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has honored Cindy Webster, Jack Rice Insurance president and CEO, with the Spirit of Education award.
“The Big ‘I’ is proud to present Cindy Webster with the 2010 Spirit of Education award for her numerous contributions to the association’s education efforts, particularly in her leadership role on the Big ‘I’ Virtual University team,” says Madelyn Flanagan, Big “I” vice president of agent development, education and research. “Cindy’s tireless dedication to ensuring that we deliver quality education programs at the national and state association level continue to result in improvements and success.”
Webster formerly served as chair of the Big “I” Virtual University curriculum and research committee. She served on that committee from 2003 to 2010. At the state level, Webster serves as Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) chairman elect and the FAIA board liaison for Trusted Choice®, the consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers.
The Spirit of Education Award was created by IIABA’s Agent Development, Education and Research Department to recognize a person or organization working closely with the national organization to deliver quality education to IIABA members across a variety of platforms. The award was developed as a way to acknowledge the very generous contribution of time, energy, expertise and patience necessary to make an education program or offering successful.
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.