WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2016 —The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today presented numerous awards at the Annual Young Agents & InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon.
The event featured a keynote address by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) and the presentation of the annual InsurPac National Championship awards, Young Agent of the Year and Eagle awards. The 2015 winners are:
InsurPac National Championship Award – Texas: This award goes to the state whose agents contribute the most money for InsurPac in a calendar year. Collectively, Texas agents contributed $68,305.
Young Agent National Championship Award – Florida: This recognition honors the state whose young agents donate the most money to InsurPac. A total of 59 Young Agents from Florida contributed a total of $16,616 to InsurPac.
InsurPac Eagle Awards: This award is given annually to states that surpass a fundraising average of $100 per member agency. The 2015 recipients are Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Carolina and Wyoming.
InsurPac Catalyst Award – Georgia: This inaugural award is presented to the state that shows great progress in the areas of innovation and participation.
InsurPac Young Agent of the Year Award: The 2015 winner is Vincent Christensen of Nebraska.
“As Nebraska’s InsurPac chair, Vincent Christensen worked hard to bring agents of all ages to the PAC table and his efforts paid off,” said Veronica Della Porta, Big “I” InsurPac Board of Trustees chair and president of The Della Porta Group in Jacksonville, Florida, who presented the award. “Vincent’s enthusiasm and commitment earned him the InsurPac Young Agent Award.”
The awards were presented during the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference.
“Thousands of Big ‘I’ agents, including so many outstanding young agents, have tirelessly worked to make InsurPac the most influential property-casualty political action committee in the country,” says Charles E. Symington, Jr., Big “I” senior vice president for external and government affairs. “The next generation of Big ‘I’ leaders continues to exhibit their dedication to the success of the association’s PAC and was instrumental in helping InsurPac surpass the $1 million mark in 2015.”
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.