Joint Annual Conference

Our next annual IIABW/PIA Conference will be held on Sept. 19-21, 2018 at the new Hyatt Regency on Lake Washington. Mark your calendar!!

IIABW and PIA held our seventh joint conference at the Tulalip Resort which was attended by over 370 people. The Conference provided 20170921_080616sm.jpgattendees 72 vendor exhibit booths to visit, excellent educational sessions to learn from and fun networking activities. IIABW President Lori Reed and PIA Chair Kristie English were masters of ceremonies for the conference. To view pictures from the conference, click here.

IIABW installed our new officers:  

  • President Rob Tripple is an owner of Tripple Tripple & Tripple of Edmonds. 
  • President Elect Dave Merrill is an owner of Merrill & Merrill, a member of the Advantage Group, in Seattle 
  • Secretary Melissa Power is the FVP/Agency Manager of Homestreet Insurance Agency in Spokane.20170921_124459sm.jpg
  • Amberlyn McQuary Buratto is the COO of Stonebraker McQuary Insurance in Clarkston

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 John McDonald of McDonald McGarry for contributions he has made to his community and the insurance industry.
  • Dave Gregory of Stonebraker McQuary Agency Group was given the Agent of the Year award for his contributions to the IIAB of Spokane and the industry in the area of health insurance.
  • Joe Kelly of Superior Underwriters was presented the Industry Person of the Year award for the support he has given over his career to IIABW and the industry.
  • Sue 20170921_124327sm.jpgKnobeloch was given the Susan Scott Insurance Education Award for chairing the national Virtual University committee for three years. 
  • Aran Buchan of HUB International was presented the Young Agents of the Year Award for his leadership on the IIABW Young Agent Committee.

Thank you to our conference sponsors for their support:
TITLE: Liberty Mutual &  Safeco
PREMIER: Imperial PFS, Nationwide, Progressive, Travelers
ELITE: Grange Insurance Association
MAJOR: Capital Premium Financing, MAPFRE, Mutual of Enumclaw, Oregon Mutual, Western National
PARTNER: Encompass
SUPPORTING: Berkley NorthPacific, Capital Insurance Group, Foremost, Griffin Underwriting Services, MetLife, Prime Insurance, Swiss Re
CONTRIBUTING: Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance, First American P & C, Integrity Surety, Pacific International Underwriters, Superior Underwriters

2018 Exhibitor Pre Reg Form.pdf