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Joint Annual Conference


IIABW and PIA collaborated on another successful conference in Spokane in September 2023. We held seminars on the hard market, sales, finding talent, mergers/acquisitions, legislative issues, future of the industry, etc. We also offered numerous fun networking opportunities. To view the pictures, click here.

Ryan Porter of Porter Whidbey Insurance took over as IIABW’s President and thanked Duane Henson for his year of leadership. IIABW also gave out the following awards: 

  • Young Agent of the Year: Aaron Myers of IPFS
  • Industry Persons of the Year: Mary Emerson, CPCU, CIC, and Kim Krogh, ARM, of Oregon Mutual
  • Insurance Agent of the Year: Nick Stay of American Underwriters Insurance Agency
  • Don C. Burnam Lifetime Achievement: Bill Stauffacher, IIABW Lobbyist for 26 years

Daniel Holst was also recognized for his 25 years as Executive VP of IIABW. 

Thank you to our conference sponsors: 
  • Title: Liberty Mutual & Safeco
  • Platinum: Capital Premium Financing & Progressive
  • Premier: Travelers & Imperial PFS
  • Elite: First Insurance Funding, Grange Insurance, Oregon Mutual, Selective Insurance, Western National Insurance 
  • Supporting: Mutual of Enumclaw, & Superior Underwriters 
  • Contributing: Berkshire Hathaway GUARD, IIABKSC