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YAC Award Winners



2022 Outstanding Young Agents Committee of the Year

Presented to:

The Young Agents Committee of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents

In recognition of the outstanding efforts of a state Young Agents Committee, to foster association growth and secure the future of the independent system.



2022 Young Agent of the Year

Presented to Leah Robinson My Member Insurance Agency
In recognition of a young agent who provides exemplary service to their association, community and the industry.

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2022 Young Agents State Liaison of the Year

Presented to Shania Slavick Big I Oklahoma
In recognition of a state liaison who has provided outstanding support and leadership to their state Young Agents program. 

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2022 Outstanding Invest Supporter Award

For outstanding achievement in promoting young agent involvement in Invest

The Young Agents Committee of the Massachusetts

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The NextGen Committee of Big I New York

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2022 Outstanding Community Service Award

For outstanding achievement in a state committee project that benefits the community, the insurance industry, and/or the independent agency system

The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia

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The Emerging Leaders Committee of Big I Kentucky

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The Young Agents Committee of Big I South Carolina

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2022 Young Agents Committee Innovator Award

Selected by the National YAC in recognition of the outstanding efforts of a state Young Agents Committee for their innovation and perseverance

The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina

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The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico

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2022 Outstanding Development Awards

Outstanding Political Involvement Award

The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, Inc.
For outstanding achievement in promoting young agent participation in the legislative process. 

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Outstanding Membership Development Award

The Young Agents Committee of Big I Michigan
For excellent achievement in recruiting and maintaining young agents participation in association activities.

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Outstanding Young Agents Meeting Award

The Young Agents Committee of Big I Oklahoma
For excellence in providing and promoting an annual young agents meeting.

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Outstanding Breakthrough YAC Award

The NextGen Committee of Big I New York
Selected by the National YAC in recognition of the outstanding efforts of a state Young Agents Committee who has gone above and beyond to serve their young agent members

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2022

Political Involvement ~ Georgia
Invest ~ Massachusetts, New York
Membership Development ~ Michigan
Community Service ~ Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina
Meeting ~ Oklahoma
Breakthrough YAC ~ New York
Innovator ~ North Carolina, New Mexico
YAC of the Year ~ Kansas
Hall of Achievement ~ none
State Liaison of the Year ~ Shania Slavick, Oklahoma
Young Agent of the Year ~ Leah Robinson, Michigan

2021

Political Involvement ~ Kansas
Invest ~ Nevada
Membership Development ~ Florida
Community Service ~ Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan
Meeting ~ Oklahoma, South Carolina
Breakthrough YAC ~ Alaska, Arkansas
Innovator ~ North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin
YAC of the Year ~ Georgia
Hall of Achievement ~ Florida, Michigan
State Liaison of the Year ~ Katie Hines, Kentucky
Young Agent of the Year ~ Katelyn Aitken Meyer, Michigan

2020

Political Involvement ~ Kansas
Invest ~ Georgia
Membership Development ~ Massachusetts, North Carolina 
Community Service ~ Massachusetts, Tennessee
Meeting ~ North Carolina 
Breakthrough YAC ~ 
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan 
State Liaison of the Year ~ Mallory Cornell, Wisconsin 
Young Agent of the Year ~ Ben Rathbun, Michigan 
Young Agent Champion ~ Zak Morken, Lisa Lemanski

2019

Political Involvement ~ North Carolina
Invest ~ Michigan
Membership Development ~ Maine, Kansas
Community Service ~ North Carolina
Meeting ~ Michigan, Wisconsin
Breakthrough YAC ~Vermont 
YAC of the Year ~ Georgia 
State Liaison of the Year ~ Shannon Gorman, Maine
Young Agent of the Year ~ Jill Roth, Virginia 
Young Agent Champion ~ Joe Hamilton 

2018

Political Involvement ~ South Dakota
Invest ~ Georgia
Membership Development ~ Kansas
Community Service ~ Florida
Meeting ~ North Carolina
Breakthrough YAC ~ Oregon
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan
State Liaison of the Year ~ Jeremiah Gudding, Nebraska
Young Agent of the Year ~ Jesse Konold, South Dakota
Young Agent Champion ~ Jana Foster 

2017

Political Involvement ~ Kentucky
Invest ~ Florida
Membership Development ~ Massachusetts, Virginia
* Community Service ~ Illinois
Meeting ~ Alabama
Breakthrough YAC ~ not awarded this year
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan
Hall of Achievement ~ Illinois
State Liaison of the Year ~ Rita LaMoreaux, Michigan
Young Agent of the Year ~ Ryan Teubner, Oklahoma
* formerly known as State Committee Project

2016

Political Involvement ~ Georgia
Invest ~ Georgia
Membership Development ~ Illinois
State Committee Project ~ North Carolina
Meeting ~ Illinois
* Communcations ~ Rhode Island
Breakthrough YAC ~ Texas
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan
Hall of Achievement ~ Georgia
State Liaison of the Year ~ Rachel Romines, Illinois
Young Agent of the Year ~ Kelly Hume, Michigan
* final year for this award

2015

Political Involvement ~ Michigan
Invest ~ Wisconsin
Membership Development ~ Michigan
State Committee Project ~ Alabama
Meeting ~ Indiana
Communcations ~ Georgia
Breakthrough YAC ~ Wisconsin
YAC of the Year ~ Florida
State Liaison of the Year ~ Mike Orrick, California
Young Agent of the Year ~ Lisa Lemanski, Michigan

2014

Political Involvement ~ Florida
Invest ~ Florida
Membership Development ~ Rhode Island
State Committee Project ~ North Carolina
Meeting ~ Maine
Communcations ~ Massachusetts
Beakthrough YAC ~ Rhode Island
YAC of the Year ~ Georgia 
State Liaison of the Year ~ Lyra Roberts, Oklahoma
* Young Agent of the Year ~ Kelli Dean, Georgia
* first year for this award

2013

Political Involvement ~ North Carolina
Invest ~ Maine
Membership Development ~ Georgia
Communcations ~ Georgia
State Committee Project ~ Arkansas
Meeting ~ Florida
Breakthrough YAC ~ South Dakota
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan
State Liaison of the Year ~ Melissa Murphy, Massachusetts

2012

Political Involvement ~ IBA West
* Invest ~ Illinois

Membership Development ~ Indiana

State Committee Project ~ Florida
Meeting ~ Arkansas
Communications ~ North Carolina
Breakthrough YAC ~ Massachusetts 
YAC of the Year ~ Georgia
State Liaison of the Year ~ Shannon Churchill, Illinois
* first year for this award

2011

Political Involvement ~ Illinois
Membership Development ~ Indiana
State Commitee Project ~ North Carolina
Meeting ~ Georgia
Communications ~ IBA West
Breakthrough YAC ~ Nevada
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan
State Liaison of the Year ~ John Carson, Georgia

2010

Political Involvement ~ North Carolina
Membership Development ~ Illinois
State Commitee Project ~ Georgia
Meeting ~ IBA West
Communications ~ Indiana
* Breakthrough YAC ~ Idaho
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan
State Liaison of the Year ~ Steve Duff, Indiana

* first year for this award

2009

Political Involvement ~ Georgia
Membership Development ~ Kentucky
State Commitee Project ~ Indiana
Meeting ~ Indiana
Communications ~ Illinois
* YAC Runner-up ~ North Carolina
YAC of the Year ~ Michigan
** State Liaison of the Year ~ Dan Fulwider, Iowa
* final year for this award
** first year for this award

2008

Political Involvement ~ Georgia
Membership Development ~ Indiana
State Commitee Project ~ Florida
Meeting ~ IBA West
Communications ~ Indiana
YAC Runner-up ~ Michigan
YAC of the Year ~ North Carolina

2007

Political Involvement ~ Illinois
Membership Development ~ Illinois
State Commitee Project ~ Minnesota
Meeting ~ IBA West
Communications ~ Michigan
YAC Runner-up ~ Alabama
YAC of the Year ~ North Carolina

2006

Political Involvement ~ Kentucky
Membership Development ~ Illinois
State Commitee Project ~ Maine
Meeting ~ Michigan
Communications ~ Georgia
YAC Runner-up ~ IBA West
YAC of the Year ~ North Carolina

2005

Political Involvement ~ Minnesota
Membership Development ~ Georgia
State Commitee Project ~ Indiana
Meeting ~ IBA West
Communications ~ Kentucky
YAC Runner-up ~ Indiana
YAC of the Year ~ Illinois

2004

Political Involvement ~ Kentucky
Political Involvement ~ North Carolina
Membership Development ~ New Mexico
State Commitee Project ~ Georgia
Meeting ~ IBA West
Communications ~ Michigan
YAC Runner-up ~ Michigan
YAC of the Year ~ Illinois

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Who's in the running for the
Hall of Achievement?

ALABAMA

Achieved: Community Service, Meeting
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Membership Development

ARKANSAS

Achieved: Community Service, Meeting
Needs: Political Involvement, Membership Development, Invest

CALIFORIA

Achieved: Political Inolvement, Meeting
Needs: Invest, Membership Development, Community Service

FLORIDA ~ 2021 Hall of Achievement Recipient

Achieved: HOA 2021
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Membership Development, Community Service, Meeting

GEORGIA ~ 2016 Hall of Achievement Recipient

Achieved: Invest, Political Involvement, Community Service
Needs: Membership Development, Meeting

ILLINOIS ~ 2017 Hall of Achievement Recipient

INDIANA

Achieved: Membership Development, Community Service, Meeting
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest

KANSAS

Achieved: Political Involvement, Membership Development, Community Service
Needs: Invest, Meeting

KENTUCKY

Achieved: Political Involvement, Membership Development, Community Service
Needs: Invest, Meeting

MASSACHUSETTS

Achieved: Invest, Membership, Community Service
Needs: Political Involvment, Meeting

MAINE

Achieved: Invest, Membership Development, Community Service, Meeting
Needs: Political Involvment

MICHIGAN ~ 2021 Hall of Fame Recipient

Achieved: HOA 2021, Membership Development
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Community Service, Meeting

MINNESOTA

Achieved: Political Involvement, Community Service
Needs: Invest, Membership Development, Meeting

NEVADA

Achieved: Invest
Needs: Political Involvement, Community Service, Meeting, Membership Development

NEW YORK
Achieved: Invest
Needs: Political Involvement, Membership Development, Community Service, Meeting

NEW MEXICO
Achieved: Membership Development
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Community Service, Meeting

NORTH CAROLINA

Achieved: Political Involvement, Community Service, Meeting, Membership Development
Needs: Invest

OKLAHOMA

Achieved: Meeting
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Membership Development, Community Service

RHODE ISLAND

Achieved: Membership Development
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Community Service, Meeting

SOUTH CAROLINA

Achieved: Community Service, Meeting
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Membership Development

SOUTH DAKOTA

Achieved: Political Involvement 
Needs: Invest, Community Service, Meeting, Membership Development

TENNESSEE

Achieved: Community Service
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Membership Development, Meeting

VIRGINIA

Achieved: Membership Development
Needs: Political Involvement, Invest, Community Service, Meeting

WISCONSIN

Achieved: Invest, Meeting
Needs: Political Involvement, Membership Development, Community Service
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