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IIAN Foundation


IIAN Foundation


IIANFoundationBoard.jpg Seated:  President Dee Sykora, Jay Sillau (Past Director)

Standing (L-R):  Dave Chastain (Past President),  Vice President Jon Hongsermeier, Jeff Ewen (Past Director), Aaron Kobza, Chad Thies, Carol McClelland

Not Pictured:  Greg Donsbach, Ryan Hedden, Lisa Laday-Davis, Michael Luna, Riley Tonkin

The Foundation board of directors collaborates with the IIAN board to support and promote insurance education in Nebraska's high schools and colleges, and attract Nebraska college students to careers in the independent agency system. 

  • Student connections - promoting career opportunities to students and providing forums for agencies and students to communicate
  • Internships - providing the tools and coaching independent agencies need to develop relationships with promising business students.
  • Basic training - providing basic insurance training for interns and new employees


Foundation Board:

President:  Dee Sykora, AAI, AU, CPIW
Vice President:  Jon Hongsermeier, AIP
Secretary/Treasurer: Carol McClelland, CAE


Greg Donsbach
Ryan Hedden, RICP, CIC
Aaron Kobza
Lisa Laday-Davis, CPA, CPCU, ARM-P, ARe
Michael Luna, CIC, AIP
Chad Thies
Riley Tonkin, CPCU, CIC, AIM, AU-M

Foundation Events:
Annual Jay Jacupke Golf Tournament