IIABA Immediate past chair Jon Jensen was recognized for his incredible leadership & service to the Big I during the Big I Leadership Conference held mid-September in Niagara Falls, New York. The IIABA Education Department was honored with its eleventh consecutive IIABA Excellence in Education Diamond Award, and the Young Agents program was recognized for achievement in community service.
Jon Jensen is recognized for his leadership
IIABA Immediate past chair Jon Jensen was recognized for his incredible leadership & service to the Big I during the Big I Leadership Conference held mid-September in Niagara Falls, New York.
IIABA Immediate Past Chair Jon Jensen (center) is recognized for his leadership during the IIABA Fall Leadership Conference in Niagara Falls, New York, with IIABA Chair Bob Fee (left) and IIABA President & CEO Bob Rusbuldt (right).
IIABSC Education Department wins Excellence in Education
IIABSC was honored with its eleventh consecutive IIABA Excellence in Education Diamond Award during the recent IIABA Education Convocation held Sept. 15 in Niagara Falls, New York.
Known as the EIE Awards, they celebrate and recognize state associations who have made significant contributions to education for their members and the industry in the key areas of class offerings, continuing education, professionalism, designation offerings, industry collaboration, planning, marketing and resources. Diamond is the highest level of recognition, and those who earn the award for at least 10 consecutive years are known as the Diamond Elite.
"IIABSC concentrates our time and energy on high-quality education offerings rather than jumping on the bandwagon of fast, cheap and easy," said IIABSC Senior Vice President Becky McCormack. "Our programs make our members better at what they do, and therefore a better choice for their customers."
IIABSC Senior Vice President Becky McCormack (right) accepts the Excellence in Education Diamond Award during the Fall National Education Convocation in Niagara Falls, New York, with IIABA Immediate Past President Jon Jensen (left).
IIABSC Young Agents Program recognized for Community Service
IIABSC's Young Agents program was recognized again by our national association, but this time for community service at the recent IIABA Young Agents Leadership Institute held Sept. 1 in Niagara Falls, New York. The award was given for "outstanding achievement in a service project that benefits the community, the insurance industry, and/or the independent agency system."
The award-winning project is the second year of our Trusted Choice GIVE MOVEMENT led by our SC Young Agents in the summer of 2021 and raised nearly $20,000 for Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Our Young Agents program was recognized last year by our national association for excellence in providing and promoting an annual Young Agents meeting during the pandemic.
IIABSC Young Agent Committee Co-Chair Amber Bryant (center) accepts the 2022 Outstanding Community Service Award during the Fall IIABA Leadership Conference in Niagara Falls, New York, with (L t R:) IIABSC President Frank Sheppard, Young Agent Committee Co-Vice Chair Jack Griffith, Young Agent Committee Co-Chair Zander Galloway, Young Agent Committee Co-Vice Chair Hillary Haynes, IIABSC Vice President of Development Megan Huebner, Chair-Elect Tonya Thomason, National Director Ashley Brady, IIABSC Chair Jay Taylor.