WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2015 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America National Young Agents Committee (YAC) welcomes Montana young agent Jeremy Norby, recipient of the 2015 Maurice Herndon Scholarship award, to Washington, D.C. this week for the Big “I” Legislative Conference. Norby is an independent insurance agent at the Seitz Insurance Agency in Sidney, Montana.
The award is presented to one first-time young agent attendee of the Big “I” Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
“The national Young Agents Committee is excited to provide Jeremy with a scholarship so he can join us this week for his first national Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference,” says Quincy Branch, national Young Agents Committee chairman and president & CEO of Branch Benefits Consultants in Las Vegas. “Jeremy’s commitment and enthusiasm for the industry are inspiring and we look forward to working with him at the national level.”
Norby is an active member of the Young Agents of Montana and the Independent Insurance Agents of Montana (IIAM). He currently serves on the IIAM legislative board. He is also involved in numerous civic and business organizations in Sidney, Montana, including the Montana Sugar Beet Growers Association, the Sidney Swim Team board, the Sidney Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee, and the Kiwanis Club. He’s also an emergency medical technician. Norby graduated from Montana State University in 2003 with marketing and finance degrees and a minor in political science-public administration.
The $1,000 scholarship award is presented in honor of Maurice Herndon, who led the Big “I” Washington D.C. office in 1949.
“Young agents like Jeremy are the future of the industry and their participation in the Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. is critical,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “The annual Big ‘I’ Legislative Conference is a valuable opportunity for our young agents to network and interact with agents from across the country, top insurance carriers, other industry leaders and their representatives in Congress.”
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.