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Young Agents Chair Report


Fellow Young Agents and Colleagues,

The 2022 Young Agents Conference was the best yet! Owen Peak put together a star-studded panel of seasoned insurance professionals who enlightened the crowd with experiences and advise accrued over their careers. Owen’s service to our committee and the insurance industry is admirable and I could not be more honored to succeed him as Young Agents Committee Chair for the current term.

John Immordino gave an informative Cyber Insurance presentation that left many of us in attendance concerned for our clients and thirsting for more solutions to this ever-present threat of business disruption.

I have high aspirations for the 2022-2023 year. InsurPAC is a focal point of not only the BIG I but also of the YA Committee. Jay Reynolds made an impactful statement on the panel, “The biggest threat to our industry is the Federal government.” Let’s support the pro-insurance legislators and legislation by donating to InsurPAC. One-time and recurring options are available on the AIIA website.

Another priority for this year is growing our YA committee. Newly appointed Regional Directors will be reaching out to agencies in their district bringing awareness to events hosted by the committee and promoting involvement from the younger generation.

The YA organization is not only for agents and producers but CSRs and Account Managers, too! I’m tasking those who attended the YA Conference to share their experience with their colleagues and encourage them to make plans to attend next year (July 27th – 30th).

I challenge the Associate Members, who frequently visit agencies across the state and are our “boots on the ground”, to consider sponsorships for First-Timers. A nominal investment in the next generation ensures the continuity of Independent Agents in Alabama. Let’s keep up the momentum of a successful conference and work together to make each year better than the last!

Warm Regards,

Coley Boone, CIC
Thames Batre Insurance
Mobile, AL

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