ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 7, 2015 – InVEST, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program, is pleased to announce that Ryan N. Teubner, CIC, has been appointed to its national board. Tuebner is an independent insurance agent at Rich & Cartmill Insurance and Bonds headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“InVEST is pleased to announce that Ryan Teubner has been selected by the Big ‘I’ executive committee for its board of directors as an agent representative,” says Cindy Hower, InVEST board chair and president of Kellerman Insurance, an independent agency in Holton, Kansas. “Ryan brings an abundance of industry experience and expertise to the InVEST leadership. We look forward to working with him.”
Teubner’s insurance career began at Liberty Mutual in 2009 where he primarily worked with personal lines. He soon realized that working as an independent agent would give him the flexibility and contacts to serve his personal and commercial clients more efficiently so he joined Rich & Carmill. Teubner is active at the national and state association level. He’s a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma, serves as chairman of Oklahoma Young Agents and also serves on Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma City board of directors. Teubner is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.
“InVEST is vitally important for the future of the independent agency system and the insurance industry as a whole,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) president & CEO. “Educators, volunteers and independent agency leaders, like Ryan Teubner, are key to the success of this program as it continues to grow and expand into more schools. We applaud and thank him for his commitment to this critical program.”
As a 501(c)(3) educational trust, InVEST benefits from the support of numerous insurance organizations, hundreds of agencies, brokers and volunteers. The program provides the insurance industry with motivated, talented and intelligent professionals through a support structure of state associations, board members, national staff, teachers and the many industry professionals who work in the field as classroom liaisons.
Founded in 1970 and based in Alexandria, Va., InVEST promotes insurance education in order to attract individuals to pursue a career in the insurance industry. Each year, the program prepares thousands of students for insurance-related careers with a hands-on curriculum taught in high schools, adult education centers and colleges. These courses provide students with a working knowledge of the basics needed to pursue careers in the insurance industry. For more information, go to www.investprogram.org.
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: www.independentagent.com.