WASHINGTON, DC, December 10, 2020— The Hill, a prominent political newspaper, has once again named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I" senior vice president of external, industry and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C. this year.
As in previous years, the Big “I" was the only insurance agent/broker group to make the list.
In its announcement this morning, The Hill stated the criteria for the recognition. “Not all of those honored on this list are registered lobbyists," the newspaper reported with its list. “The list highlights the broad range of talents needed to achieve success in the influence industry. But all of the people below are key players on K Street—and the ones the nation's biggest companies, labor unions and associations turn to when they want their voices heard in the nation's capital."
“The Big 'I' is proud to have our president & CEO and senior vice president of government affairs recognized, once again, by one of the premier political newspapers in the country," says Jon Jensen, Big “I" chairman, and president & CEO of Correll Insurance Group, Spartanburg, South Carolina. “We are grateful to Bob Rusbuldt, Charles Symington and the entire government affairs team for the hard work, meaningful relationships and dedication that consistently results in our association being named among the most influential in the country."
Congressional leaders regularly tap the Big “I" federal government affairs team for its political acumen for sitting on congressional steering committees, raising campaign dollars, hosting political events and strategizing to help members of Congress better serve their constituents and advance top issues. A vital component of the association's advocacy efforts is InsurPac, the Big “I" political action committee.
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 insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products—from a variety of insurance companies.