ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 30, 2022— The Big “I" is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Boggs as the new vice president of agent development, research and education. Boggs succeeds Madelyn Flannagan, who will retire after 26 years of excellent service to the independent agency channel.
Boggs joined the Big “I" team in November 2016. In his new role, Boggs will manage and lead the Big “I" agent development department, including the Virtual University, Agents Council for Technology (ACT), Invest™, the Diversity Council, Young Agents, Best Practices and errors & omissions risk management. Boggs is a regular speaker at industry events, including the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors (NSIPA), the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA), the Institute of WorkComp Professionals (IWCP) and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society. During his more than three-decade insurance career, Boggs has authored 15 insurance and risk management books and more than 2,000 articles.
“Chris' leadership and expertise on the issues that independent agents face make him the perfect choice to head the Big 'I' agent development team," says Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I" president & CEO. “Chris' technical knowledge of our industry is unmatched, and he has proven himself an indispensable resource to guide and enrich the independent agency channel. We look forward to having Chris serve our members in this expanded role."
“I am very much looking forward to this new opportunity and challenge. Our goal within the agent development program is to provide the training, data and especially resources, that benefit our members most to help them be the best they can be," says Boggs. “I look forward to working with the team as we continue to build on the strong foundation already in place. I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve our members in this role."
Boggs will begin in his new position April 1.
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.