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Michigan Agent is IIABA Young Agent of the Year

Kelly Hume of Tawas Bay Insurance Agency in East Tawas recognized by national association.

Kelly HUme.jpgALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 19, 2016 —The National Young Agents Committee (YAC) of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) presented the Outstanding Young Agent of the Year award to Kelly Hume of the Young Agents Council of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA). Hume is an independent insurance agent at Tawas Bay Insurance Agency in East Tawas, Michigan. 
“We are honored to recognize Kelly Hume for her dedication to the young agent program and the independent agency community,” says Joe Hamilton, national Young Agents Committee chairman and independent insurance agent at Hal Rakowski Insurance Agency agent in Lakeside, California. “Kelly’s dedication and enthusiasm for the insurance industry started with an internship. She continues to teach high school and college students about the many exciting opportunities in the industry. Kelly is a dedicated powerhouse on behalf of the industry through her volunteer work with the InVEST program and on the MAIA Young Agents Council.” 
Hume’s career in the insurance industry started when she was an intern at Mid Valley Insurance in Saginaw, Michigan. She joined the Duclos Insurance Agency team in 2004 and continued to climb through the ranks. Recently, she joined the Tawas Bay Insurance Agency. She also serves on the MAIA Young Agents Council and is responsible for much of the social media outreach. Hume earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan.
Hume and her fellow her Michigan young agents were also presented with the 2016 Outstanding Big “I” Young Agents Committee Award at the recent Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference in Chicago.
“Young agents are our future leaders and the lifeline of the independent agency system,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO. “We are proud of Kelly and our young agents all over the country. Their hard work, dedication and creative projects help cultivate and inspire future industry and association leaders.”
Photos of the event are available by request.

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or 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:


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