Joint Annual Conference

IIABW and PIA held our eighth joint conference at the new Hyatt Lake Washington which was attended by 400 people. The Conference provided attendees over 70 vendor exhibit booths to visit, excellent educational sessions to learn from and fun networking activities.

IIABW installed our new officers:   20180920_080645sm.jpg

  • President Dave Merrill is an owner of Merrill & Merrill, a member of the Advantage Group, in Seattle. 
  • President Elect Melissa Power is the FVP/Agency Manager of Homestreet Insurance Agency in Spokane.
  • Secretary Amberlyn McQuary Buratto is the COO of Stonebraker McQuary Insurance in Clarkston
  • Treasurer Duane Henson is the President of WAFD Insurance Group in Mt. Vernon

IIABW recognized members by presenting its annual awards:

  • Jim Gibbons of Mitchell Reed Schmitten was presented the Don C. Burnam Lifetime Achievement award.
  • Ryan Porter of Porter Whidbey Insurance was given the Agent of the Year.
  • Mary Townsend of Travelers was presented the Industry Person of the Year award.
  • Jillian Fassburg of PIU was presented the Young Agents of the Year Award.