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Media Advisory: Big “I” to Hold Leadership Conference in New Orleans

Louisiana agent to be installed as association chairman; Top industry leaders to led informative presentations.

tc logo.jpgALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2015 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) will hold the following events Oct. 3, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of the association’s annual Leadership Conference.
The Big “I” will hold a special sessions on cyber security, presentations on leadership, a carrier panel, install its new leadership team, and much more. The following events are open to the media.
WHAT: “Technology Tomorrowland: Young Agents Carrier Panel with Big “I” Leadership”
WHO:  David Walker, Big “I” chairman; Hartland Insurance Agency president
  Jason Gross, Nationwide Insurance director/sr. consultant, corporate strategy
  Jonathan Kolbo, EZLynx product manager
  Dale Steinke, Safeco Insurance digital marketing manager, Bricks & Clicks Program 
  Moderator: Joe Hamilton, Doug Fairbanks
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
TIME:  7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CENTRAL
WHERE: The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
 Waldorf Astoria Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
 130 Roosevelt Way 
 New Orleans, LA 70112

WHAT: “Tactical Leadership Take-A-Ways”
WHO:  Brandie Hinen, Powerhouse Learning founder
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
TIME: 9:30 a.m. CENTRAL
WHERE: The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
 130 Roosevelt Way 
 New Orleans, LA 70112
 Orpheum Room, Second Level 

WHAT: Big “I” Installs New Executive Committee Officers
WHO: Randy Lanoix of Louisiana will be installed as chairman
 Spencer Houldin of Connecticut will be installed as chairman-elect
 Vaughn Graham of Oklahoma will be installed as vice-chairman
 Bob Fee of Kansas will be installed as a new member of the committee
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
WHEN:  12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL
WHERE: The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
  Crescent City Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
  130 Roosevelt Way  
  New Orleans, LA 70112
NOTE: RSVP is appreciated, but not required; Journalists interested in attending, please contact Margarita Tapia, director of public affairs, at (703) 730-9090 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 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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