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Nicole Riegl from The Institutes Joins Invest Board

Riegl brings experience in operations and marketing throughout career in business education.

Alexandria, VA, May 11, 2021—Invest SM, the insurance industry's premier classroom-to-career education program, today announced that Nicole Riegl, president of the Agent & Broker Group at The Institutes, has joined the Invest Board of Trustees. Based in Pennsylvania, The Institutes are a leading provider of risk management and insurance knowledge solutions, including professional designations such as the CPCU® program; continuing education courses; and industry conferences, publications, and associations.


As president of the Agent & Broker Group, Riegl leads the team focused on creating and delivering products and services to the agent and broker market, including specialized designation programs and continuing education solutions. With a focus on building relationships, Riegl is the primary liaison with the Insurance Broker Advisory Board and oversees The Institutes' compliance department. She started at the organization in 2017 as vice president of business operations, managing product offerings and working to integrate affiliations and alliances.


Before joining The Institutes, Riegl developed an expertise in management, operations, marketing and project management through various positions with Progressive Business Publications (PBP), Environex, and The Center for Professional Education. While at PBP, she launched and led the online executive education division.


Riegl is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has served as president of its national alumni association and as a member of its board of trustees.


“Nicole brings enormous expertise in education and operations to the Invest board," says Deborah Pickford, executive director of Invest. “We are greatly looking forward to bringing her experience into our programs as we develop our offerings in new, exciting ways to bring more young people into the independent insurance industry."


A photo of Riegl is available upon request by contacting Sue Nester by email or at 703-706-5448.          


About Invest


As a 501(c)(3) educational trust, Invest benefits from the support of numerous insurance organizations, hundreds of agencies, brokers, and volunteers. The program provides the insurance industry with motivated, talented, and intelligent professionals through a support structure of state associations, board members, national staff, teachers, and the many industry professionals who work in the field as classroom liaisons. For more information, visit


About the Big 'I'


The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I") was founded in 1896 and 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.


About The Institutes | Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group

The Institutes, a leading provider of risk management and insurance knowledge solutions, offer innovative education, research, networking, and career resources, including professional designations such as the CPCU® program, leadership programs, continuing education courses, events and conferences, associations, custom solutions, publications, and assessment tools.


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