ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 12, 2011 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has announced that Robert “Bobby” Bramlett was installed as chairman-elect of the IIABA’s executive committee at the association’s 2011 Fall Leadership Conference in Minneapolis, Minn.
Bramlett is president and CEO of the Bramlett Agency in Ardmore, Okla.
“Bobby Bramlett has been instrumental in providing valuable insight to our agent and broker members on a myriad of issues, especially during the recent health care debate,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “The Big ‘I’ is pleased to announce that he will now serve as the executive committee chairman-elect.”
Bramlett began his insurance career with The Bramlett Agency in 1975 and has served as its president and CEO since 1983. He purchased the agency, founded in 1948, from his parents, Jim and Janie Bramlett.
Bramlett has long been active at the state and national association levels. He is past president of Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma (IIAO) and served as a director on IIABA’s national Board. In 2008, Bramlett received the IIABA’s highest Government Affairs award, “The Sydney O. Smith National Legislative Award.” He also was honored with IIAO’s highest award, “The Eagle of Excellence Award,” in 2009.
In his community, Bramlett serves as a Director of First National Bank and Trust Company, Trustee of The Glen Foundation, and as a Trustee of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. Bramlett is a graduate of St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. Bobby and his wife Nanette are proud parents of son, Jake, who is now a producer in the agency, daughter-in-law, Jennifer and grandson Bryce.
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: www.independentagent.com.