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Oklahoma Agent to Lead National Association

Robert Bramlett of the Bramlett Agency in Ardmore is now Big “I” chairman

Bob_Bramlett.JPGALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 14, 2012 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has announced that Robert “Bobby” Bramlett was installed as its chairman at the association’s 2012 Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta.
 
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 many issues, especially on health care issues which have dominated the headlines the past few years,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “He brings incredible experience to the table, and the Big ‘I’ is pleased to announce that he will now serve as the chairman.” 
 
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 Big ‘I’ state and national association levels. He is past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma (IIAO) and served as a director on IIABA’s national board. In 2008, Bramlett received 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 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 now works 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.
 
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