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Top Insurance Industry CEOs to Address Big “I” Members

Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Hartford, CNA and The Motorists Mutual Insurance Group to participate in CEO panel.

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Feb. 3, 2015 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today announced the participants for a top insurance carrier CEO panel discussion  that will occur on Friday, April 24, during its annual Legislative Conference.
David H. Long, Liberty Mutual Insurance chairman & CEO
Christopher J. Swift, The Hartford chairman & CEO
Thomas F. Motamed, CNA chairman & CEO
David L. Kaufman, The Motorists Mutual Insurance Group president & CEO
MODERATOR: Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO
DATE:  Friday, April 24, 2015
TIME:   8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Journalists interested in attending, please call (703) 706-5473 or for media registration.
“The Big ‘I’ CEO panel is a unique opportunity for some of the top insurance carrier CEOs to interact with our agents and brokers,” says Robert A. Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “We look forward to hearing the perspectives from some of the top experts in the insurance industry on a myriad of issues that directly impact the independent agency system, Main Street America businesses and insurance consumers.”
The insurance carrier CEO panel, which will take place during Friday’s general session breakfast, will give independent agents a chance to participate in a discussion covering some of the most important issues pressing independent insurance agents and the industry, including: perpetuation, talent recruitment and retention, technology, competition from new sources such as Google, how to increase personal lines market share, the P/C market, new trends in commercial lines, M&A activity for agencies and companies, digital marketing, emerging consumer trends in insurance, company plans for the future, insurance regulation, health care reform, licensing reform, and other challenges.
The session will also include a state of the association address by Big “I” chairman David Walker.
The Big “I” Legislative Conference is the insurance industry’s best-attended, most effective legislative meeting. This year’s event will take place April 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Other highlights of the Big “I” Legislative Conference include in-depth issues briefing sessions; appearances by numerous high-profile speakers discussing important insurance and national issues confronting lawmakers as well as agents and brokers; and hundreds of meetings on Capitol Hill between Big “I” agents and brokers and their elected representatives in Congress.
For registration and hotel information, go to
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 300,000 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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