Thursday, October 1, 2015

Louisiana agent to be installed as National Big "I" chairman in New Orleans

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Big “I” to Hold Leadership Conference in New Orleans

Louisiana native to be installed as association chairman; Top industry leaders to led informative presentations.

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 1, 2015 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) will hold the following events Oct. 2-3, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of the association’s annual Leadership Conference.

            The Big “I” will hold a special sessions on cyber security, presentations on leadership, a carrier panel, install its new leadership team, and much more. The following events are open to the media.

WHAT:          “Cybercrime and Cyberhealth”

WHO:             Paul Viollis, Viollis Group International CEO

DATE:            Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

TIME:            9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CENTRAL

WHERE:        The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
                        Crescent City Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
                        130 Roosevelt Way
                        New Orleans, LA 70112


WHAT:          “Lead Successfully Through the Unexpected”

WHO:             Nick Popaditch, Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (retired)

DATE:            Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

TIME:            2:30 p.m. CENTRAL

WHERE:        The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
                        Chambers 2 & 4 Room, Mayor’s Suite Level
                        130 Roosevelt Way             
                        New Orleans, LA 70112


WHAT:          “Technology Tomorrowland: Young Agents Carrier Panel with Big “I” Leadership”

WHO:             David Walker, Big “I” chairman; Hartland Insurance Agency president
                        Jason Gross, Nationwide Insurance director/sr. consultant, corporate strategy
                        Jonathan Kolbo, EZLynx product manager
                        Dale Steinke, Safeco Insurance digital marketing manager, Bricks & Clicks Program 
                        Moderator: Joe Hamilton, Doug Fairbanks

DATE:            Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

TIME:            7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CENTRAL

WHERE:        The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
                        Waldorf Astoria Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
                        130 Roosevelt Way 
                        New Orleans, LA 70112


WHAT:          “Tactical Leadership Take-A-Ways”

WHO:             Brandie Hinen, Powerhouse Learning founder

DATE:            Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

TIME:            9:30 a.m. CENTRAL

WHERE:        The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
                        130 Roosevelt Way 
                        New Orleans, LA 70112
                        Orpheum Room, Second Level    


WHAT:          Big “I” Installs New Executive Committee Officers

WHO:             Randy Lanoix of Louisiana will be installed as chairman
                        Spencer Houldin of Connecticut will be installed as chairman-elect
                        Vaughn Graham of Oklahoma will be installed as vice-chairman
                        Bob Fee of Kansas will be installed as a new member of the committee

DATE:            Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

WHEN:          12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL

WHERE:        The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
                        Crescent City Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
                        130 Roosevelt Way             
                        New Orleans, LA 70112
           
NOTE:           RSVP is appreciated, but not required; Journalists interested in attending, please contact Margarita Tapia, director of public affairs, at (703) 730-9090 ormargarita.tapia@iiaba.net for media registration.


Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.




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