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Young Agents to Host Carrier Presidents’ Panel in Atlanta

Sept. 8 event will also include Big “I” leadership.

 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 30, 2012 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America National Young Agents Committee (YAC) today announced the insurance carrier presidents’ panel that will take place as part of the Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute next month in Atlanta.
Edd Buhl, CPCU, CIC, AU, AAI, Central Insurance Companies senior vice president and chief marketing officer
Matt Nickerson, Safeco Insurance president
Roger Nulton, CNA senior vice president of producer and product development                                   
Michael Donohoe, Big “I” chairman and principal of the James R. Weir Insurance Agency in Mankato, Minn.
Quincy Branch, YAC committee member and president of Branch Benefits Consultants in Las Vegas
            Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
TIME:    7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Eastern
            The Westin Peachtree Plaza
            Atlanta Ballroom, 7th floor
            210 Peachtree Street, NW
            Atlanta, Ga. 30303                                       
“The Young Agents Big ‘I’ Leadership Institute presidents’ panel is an excellent opportunity for top insurance carriers, industry leaders from across the country and our young agents to interact and network,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “This distinguished panel is sure to provide our young agents with valuable insight on the challenges and future of the independent agency system.”
The panel is expected to address some of the most important issues facing independent insurance agents and the industry including technology, the economy, perpetuation, growing market share and more.
The Big “I” Young Agents Leadership Institute is part of the Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference which includes association leadership and committee meetings and appearances by numerous other high-profile speakers discussing important trends, challenges and opportunities confronting agents and brokers. The events will take place Sept. 5-9, 2012 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.
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.
The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee (YAC) encourages young agents – those under 40 years of age or with less than five years of experience in the industry—to network, learn and get involved at all levels of the independent agency system.
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 approximately a quarter of a million 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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