- Actively engage in the work of the committee or task force to achieve its objectives and goals.
- Attend meetings and conference calls as needed, with frequency determined by the group’s activities.
- Make recommendations to the board to assist in their policy making decisions.
- Committee member appointments are typically 1-year terms, beginning November 1 each year.
- Task force appointments can vary from 1 month to 1 year, depending on the its objectives.
- Members are appointed by the chairman of each committee/task force, in consultation with the President and CEO.
Who We're Looking For
- Members with specific areas of interest or expertise.
- Those who want to join IIAN leadership, but perhaps not to the extent of serving at the board level.
Committee/Task Force Listing, Overviews, and Contacts
If you're interested in getting involved, e-mail the chairman of the committee or task force of your choice, or contact the IIAN office - 1-800-377-3985, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Join us!
Meets 4-5 times each year to plan, market, conduct, and evaluate IIAN's annual convention held in early October.Committee Chairperson
: Michael Luna, email@example.com
Meets 2-3 times each year to review IIAN's governance structure, bylaws, and non-profit member services, and make recommendations for updates and improvements to the IIAN Board of Directors.
Farm & Small Agents
Meets two to three times each year to plan and conduct IIAN's annual Winter Conference, for rural and small-town agents, held in February in Kearney.Committee Chairperson
: Jim Steider, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crop Insurance Task ForceA new group formed to network and provide input and support to IIABA’s National Crop Insurance Task Force and Capitol Hill staff in advocating for the interests of agents in the Federal Crop Insurance program. Meets two to three times each year.
Task Force Chairperson: Todd Anderson, email@example.com
Meets quarterly to monitor use of IIAN/NASC funds, and recommend financial plans and policies to the Board of Directors.Committee Chairperson
: Greg Zimmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets regularly, especially when the Nebraska Unicameral is in session, to plan IIAN's legislative activity and actively participate in the legislative process through grassroots lobbying and testifying. Plans and conducts biennial legislative briefing and senator reception. Supports the legislative activity of IIABA and supports Independent Insurance Agents' Political Action Committees (PAC's) on both the state (IIAN-PAC) and national (INSURPAC) levels. Represents IIAN members' interest to ISO, IIR/ACORD, the Nebraska Insurance Department, and similar organizations, and informs members of changes and developments. Participates in the IIABA National Legislative Conference.Committee Chairperson
: Bob Hoppe, email@example.comIIAN/InsurPac Chairperson
: Vincent Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislative Advisory Council/Ambassadors
A new time-efficient way to support IIAN's advocacy efforts. Council members provide valuable feedback to the IIAN Legislative committee to help guide IIAN’s activity and position on multiple legislative issues, and Ambassadors go a step further to develop personal relationships with elected officials. Meets quarterly by conference call.
Membership Engagement Task Force
Meets as necessary to develop strategies and programs to increase member engagement and participation in associaiton programs and volunteer activities.
New Talent Task Force
Meets as needed to develop and implement IIAN's New Talent college program, to connect member agencies with college students throughout Nebraska, and attract new talent to the independent agency system.Task Force Chairperson:
Lori Ruzicka, lruzicka@SSGI.com
Trusted Choice® Task Force
Meets as needed to develop strategies and programs to promote the Big "I" independent agent brand to consumers, and increase member use of the brand.
Young Agents Task Force
Meet as needed to develop networking and learning opportunities for Young Agents throughout Nebraska.