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

April 15 event will also include state of the association address.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 14, 2011 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today announced the insurance carrier CEO panelists for its annual Legislative Conference & Convention.

 Bill Berkley, chairman of the board and CEO, W.R. Berkley Corporation
 Jim Clay, CEO & Westfield group leader, Westfield Insurance
 Dr. Bob Hartwig, CPCU, president, Insurance Information Institute
 Greg Murphy, chairman, president & CEO, Selective Insurance Company of America

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

DATE:  Friday, April 15, 2011

TIME:   8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern

LOCATION:  Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
   1000 H Street Northwest
   Washington, DC 20001
“The Big ‘I’ CEO panel is a unique opportunity for some of the top insurance carriers and industry experts to interact with our members,” says Robert A. Rusbuldt, Big “I” president and CEO. “We look forward to the forecasts and perspectives from some of the top experts in the insurance industry.”

The insurance carrier CEO panel, which will take place during Friday’s general session breakfast, will give independent agents a chance to participate in a discussion covering some of the most important issues pressing independent insurance agents and the industry, including: the economic climate, talent recruitment, commercial and personal lines market conditions, insurance regulation, health care reform, and other industry trends and challenges. The session will also include a state of the association address by Big “I” Chairman Mike Miley.

The Big “I” Legislative Conference & Convention is the insurance industry’s best-attended, most effective legislative meeting. This year’s event will take place April 13-15 at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Other highlights of the Big “I” Legislative Conference & Convention 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 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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