ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 6, 2015 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) has installed Randy Lanoix of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, as the association’s chairman at the recent Big “I” Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
Lanoix is president of Lanoix Insurance Agency in Lutcher and Brusly, Louisiana.
“The Big ‘I’ is honored to have Randy Lanoix as the association’s new chairman,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “Randy is a dedicated professional who tirelessly devotes himself to countless Louisiana families and businesses. He has been there for them when hurricanes and other disasters have devastated the region and is the ultimate advocate for his clients, neighbors and community. We look forward to a wonderful year under his leadership.”
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 has served on the Professional Liability Committee, the Trusted Choice® board of directors, numerous 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 grown sons, Bryan and David, who work in the family agency.
“Randy Lanoix has been a leader in the Louisiana insurance industry for many years,” commented Jeff Albright, CEO of IIABL. “Randy treats his customers like family, and has been an advocate for consumers in the community, the insurance industry and at the state capital.”
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: www.independentagent.com.