Olson Elected President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia
(Atlanta, June 12) Betsy K. Olson was installed as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, Inc. (IIAG) on June 7, during the association’s 116th
Annual Meeting and Convention in Amelia Island, Florida.
A life-long learner with a passion for professional development, Mrs. Olson has earned designations from the highly esteemed Insurance Institute of America and the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. She earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation in 1990; the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 1997; the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) in 1999; the Certified Professional Insurance Women (CPIW) in 1993; the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) in 2008; the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 1994; and the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) in 2009.
Mrs. Olson has a long history of service to the association and to the industry. She was first elected to IIAG’s Executive Committee in 2010 and will serve as Immediate Past President through June of 2015. Prior to election on the Executive Committee, Mrs. Olson held an eight-year term as IIAG Education Committee Chairman and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ted Carleton Education Foundation.
She has served in leadership positions for the Metro Alliance of Independent Insurance Agents and on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta CPCU Chapter.
Vice President of Marketing for Tanner, Ballew, and Maloof in Atlanta, Mrs. Olson has worked in the insurance industry for 40 years. Prior to Tanner, Ballew, and Maloof, she held marketing executive positions with Atlanta agencies McGriff, Seibels &Williams, Pritchard & Jerden and with the company SwissRe in the Alternative Risk Transfer and New Markets and Treaty divisions.
The Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia has a strong and skilled leader in Betsy Olson. Her experience in the insurance industry as well as her commitment to excellence and education will take the association to new and higher levels in its next program year.
"Betsy Olson has proven to be very responsive and insightful in her various leadership roles within IIAG," says CEO Aubie Knight, CIC, AAI, CRM. "Georgia’s agents could not have selected a better person to serve as President for the upcoming year.”
Mrs. Olson and her husband Mark reside in Atlanta and are members of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. She is a Stephens Minister and a past participant in the Team in Training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.