Top Insurance Industry Executives to Address Young Agents Big I Leadership Institute Panel

The Big “I” has announced the insurance carrier panel of presidents and executives for the annual Young Agents Leadership Institute. PANELISTS: 
  • Darryl Page, Fireman’s Fund senior vice president and president of personal insurance
  • Andrew Robinson, The Hanover Insurance Group president of specialty casualty businesses and senior vice president of corporate development and strategy
  • Paul Lonnemann, MetLife Auto & Home sales distribution senior vice president
  • Karen Barone, Progressive national agency distribution leader
  • David Daniel, Big “I” chairman, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
  • Jason Cass, national young agent committee member, owner JDC Insurance Group
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 TIME: 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m., PACIFIC LOCATION: The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco “The Young Agents Big ‘I’ Leadership Institute panel is a unique opportunity for some of the top insurance carriers in the country and young agents to interact and discuss the state, challenges and future of the industry,” says Robert Rusbuldt, Big “I” president and CEO. “This distinguished panel is poised to provide our young agents with plenty of food for thought in a healthy discussion on a multitude of issues they are currently confronting and will be expected to navigate in the coming years.” The panel discussion is an opportunity for some of the top industry leaders to interact and in a discussion with the future leaders of the independent agency system. The panel is expected to address some of the most important issues pressing independent insurance agents and the industry including technology, the economy, industry perpetuation, growing market share and more. The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee (YAC) encourages young agents—those under 40 years of age or with less than five years experience in the industry—to network, learn and get involved at all levels of the independent agency system. For more information, please contact Susie Bonner (, Big “I” director, agent development and marketing.