112th Annual Convention
Kearney, October 9-11
"Where Our Paths Meet"
Just over 350 IIAN members and company representatives attended IIAN's 112th annual convention held at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, October 9-11. "It was great to see so many IIAN members from all over Nebraska - especially our 55 young agents," commented Todd Anderson of York, who was elected and installed as IIAN's new president during the convention. "Thanks to Annual Convention committee co-chairs Doug Brummels, and Katie Bohrer, and all of our Convention committee members, for putting together such a fun and educational event."
In addition to great networking at the 50-booth trade fair, and learning from a total of 14 industry experts presenting in three tracks, everyone enjoyed the "Nebraska Strong" silent and live auctions to benefit Big "I" advocacy, and an inspiring dinner performance by motivational artist Sam Glenn.
View the Convention Highlights Video Here
Congratulations to our Award Winners:
- Distinguished Service Award- Robert L. Hoppe
- Committee Chairperson of the Year- Douglas J. Brummels
- Young Agent of the Year- Zachary J. Morken
- Company Representative of the Year- Jeffrey Ewen
- Five Star Company of the Year- Nationwide
Click Here for more about their achievements and photos.
Join us next year for the 113th Annual Convention:
September 30 - October 2
Embassy Suites, Lincoln NE
The 2019 IIAN Trade Fair has over 50 exhibitors showcasing the services and products they can provide to help make your business even more successful! The Trade Fair runs from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 10th in the main hall of the 112th Annual IIAN Convention.
Annual Golf Tournament
In Memory of Jay Jacupke
The Talent Network
The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska and the IIAN Foundation are working together to:
- promote a positive perception of insurance industry careers and the opportunities available in the independent agency system to college administrators and students
- connect college students with independent insurance agencies looking for new talent
- provide scholarship and training opportunities for new talent entering the independent agency system
Over the past year we have communicated with hundreds of college students and professionals, connected students with independent agencies, and developed tools for Big I members to help them with recruiting, hiring, and training new talent for their agencies.
Now were expanding our college network statewide and working to get even more member agencies involved in making the connection with students.
The tournament was named in memory of Jay Jacupke, CPCU, who was associated with Ellerbrock-Norris Agency in Hastings. Jay served in many association capacities, including Secretary-Treasurer in 1995. Jay lost his heroic battle with cancer in 1996 at the age of 44.
Again this year all proceeds will benefit the Talent Network program. Money raised will go toward program development and scholarships. Without this effort, the impact will be felt throughout the industry and those who work for and through the insurance world.
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2019 Tournament Sponsors!
Beyond supporting successful careers and protecting the financial security of our neighbors, the insurance industry adds over $10 billion to the Nebraska
economy each year. In fact, insurance is one of our states leading export
products. We are all enriched by the economic impact of the insurance industry.
Were calling on current leaders like you, who have built successful careers in the industry, to join the effort. With your help, we can offer competitive education and scholarship opportunities, so your future employees, colleagues and successors are the very best they can be.
If you have any questions about the IIAN Annual Convention or registration for the event, please contact Cameron Iwan at 402.476.2951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.