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Big ‘I’ Names New Federal Government Affairs Counsel

Heather Eilers-Bowser joins association’s bipartisan advocacy team.

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2019Heather Eilers-Bowser has joined the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big I") Capitol Hill team as federal government affairs counsel. Her role will include federal legislative and regulatory policy analysis and working with members of Congress and their staff on issues impacting the independent agency system and the insurance market.

Eilers-Bowser comes to the Big I" from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) where she was legislative counsel. While there she was the point person for legislative and federal regulatory activity relating to financial solvency, life insurance, annuities, Dodd-Frank reform implementation, title and mortgage insurance issues, international insurance issues, Risk Retention Groups and agent/adjuster issues, among others. Prior to her tenure at the NAIC she also served as counsel for Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) and as a legislative assistant to two other members of Congress.

Heather has that rare combination of Capitol Hill experience from working with various Congressional offices and insurance policy expertise from her time with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and will put that knowledge to good use in her new role," says Charles Symington, Big I" senior vice president of external, industry & government affairs. We welcome her to the Big 'I' government affairs team and look forward to her contributions to our advocacy efforts."

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big I") is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand. Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insuranceproperty, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement productsfrom a variety of insurance companies.



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