ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 18, 2014 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has announced that Randy Lanoix of Donaldsonville, Louisiana was installed as the association’s chairman-elect at the recent Big “I” Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Lanoix is president of Lanoix Insurance Agency in Lutcher and Brusly, Louisiana.
“Randy is a dedicated professional who tirelessly works on behalf of countless Louisiana families and businesses and has been there for them when hurricanes and other disasters have devastated his region,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “He lives and breathes the Trusted Choice® ‘Pledge of Performance’ as the ultimate advocate for his clients, neighbors and community. The Big ‘I’ is proud to announce his leadership role as chairman-elect on the association’s executive committee.”
Lanoix has been active in the independent agency system, serving as president of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL) in 2001 and as the Louisiana representative on the Big “I” national board of directors from January 2005 to September 2010. He is a recipient of the Lou Daniel award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the IIABL. Lanoix is also a past recipient of the “Mr. Chairman” award for his work as Louisiana’s legislative chairman and his work with the Louisiana state legislature.
On the national level, Lanoix currently serves on the finance committee and the planning committee, and as chair of the Big I Advantage board of directors. Lanoix has also served on the professional liability committee, the Trusted Choice® board of directors, numerous other task forces, and two terms on the government affairs committee, where he was chairman of state government affairs.
Lanoix is a native and lifelong resident of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, a town of about 6,000 on the Mississippi River. He and his wife Nell have two sons, Bryan (Leslie) and David (Michelle), who work in his family agency, and two grandchildren, Brooks and Riley.
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network 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: www.independentagent.com.