Joint Annual Conference

IMG_7003small.jpgOur next annual IIABW/PIA Conference will be held on Sept. 20-22, 2017 at the Tulalip Resort in Marysville. For more information about the conference, go to the event website.

IIABW and PIA held our 2016 joint conference at the Davenport Grand Hotel which was attended by over 325 people. The sold out Trade Show provided attendees 65 booths to network with as well as excellent educational sessions. IIABW President Kim Krogh and PIA Chair Amy Perkins were masters of ceremonies for the conference. To view pictures from the conference, click here.
IIABW installed our new officers.

  • President Lori Reed is a commercial lines agent and the Secretary of Mitchell, Reed, Schmitten in Wenatchee. 
  • President Elect Rob Tripple is an owner of Tripple Tripple & Tripple of Edmonds.  IMG_7020small.jpg
  • Secretary Dave Merrill is an owner of Merrill & Merrill, a member of the Advantage Group, in Seattle 
  • Treasurer Melissa Power is the FVP/Agency Manager of Homestreet Insurance Agency in Spokane.
IIABW recognized some of its members by presenting its annual awards.  
  • IIABW's top honor, the Don C. Burnam Lifetime Achievement award, was presented to Rob Bush of Valley Insurance for contributions he has made to his community and the insurance industry.
  • Amberlyn McQuary Buratto of Stonebraker McQuary Agency Group was given the Agent of the Year award for the leadership she has provided on the IIABW Board of Directors and Talent Recruitment and Development Task Force.IMG_7019small.jpg
  • Gabe Gonzalez of Safeco was presented the Industry Person of the Year award for the support he has given IIABW and our Young Agents.
  • Annie Dimmitt of Superior Underwriters was presented the Young Agents of the Year Award for her leadership on the IIABW Young Agent Committee.