IIABCal YBAC Wins National Conference Award

IBA West Young Brokers and Agents Committee took home the prize for Outstanding Young Agents Meeting Award at the 2010 Young Agents Leadership Institute held in San Francisco earlier this month.

IBA West's YBAC committee was recognized by the National Young Agents Committee (YAC) of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) for their excellence in providing and promoting an annual Young Agents meeting.

"Congratulations to Brandon Okita and his committee for the national recogntion of outstanding conference," said Clark Payan, IBA West CEO. "I continue to be impressed by how each committee improves on this exellent conference year after year. IBA West members should take advantage of this excellent event that takes place in their own backyard."

The Young Agents Council of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents won the Outstanding Young Agents Committee of the Year for 2010.

Five other national awards of excellence recognizing the leadership of Young Agents committees in state associations were also presented:

Outstanding Political Involvement Award: The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc., for outstanding achievement in promoting young agent participation in the legislative process.

Outstanding State Committee Project: The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, Inc., for outstanding achievement in a state committee project that benefits the community, the insurance industry, and/or the independent agency system.

Outstanding Membership Development Award: The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois, Inc., for excellent achievement in recruiting and maintaining Young Agents participation in association activities.

Outstanding Communications Award: The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc., for outstanding achievement in maintaining a communications campaign dedicated to young agents.

Outstanding First-Time Award: The Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Idaho were presented with the new award which recognizes the outstanding efforts of a committee who has not submitted for a young agents award in the last three years.