Advocacy Innovation Exhibits
“Last year was my first time attending the National Legislative Conference and it was a real eye opener. There are not many times in a person’s life when they can say they’ve had the chance to make a difference. The National Legislative Conference was an amazing opportunity to be part of something important and feel like a true contributor to a better future.”
- Meghan McGarry, State Chairperson
The NeXt Generation of Insurance Professionals &
Commercial Account Representative
Marshall & Sterling Upstate Inc
"Since 2003, I have had the honor and pleasure to attend the National Legislative Conference. Each trip has truly been a unique experience as well as providing me with the educational and political knowledge necessary to represent my fellow Independent Agents from California on Capitol Hill. It also has allowed me to meet and network with Independent Agents from other states and compare how the insurance structure and availability differs from state to state.
The Big I does an outstanding job presenting the issues at hand and making sure each agent is prepared and ready for their appointments with state officials. In addition to the “business at hand”, the Big I also makes time available for attendees to socialize with fellow agents and officials as well as take in the amazing sights of our Nations Capitol.
All in all, it is truly a great experience and I would encourage every Independent Agent to take advantage of this opportunity made to them."
- John Hattan
Bolton & Company
"The very first time I attended the IIABA Legislative Conference, I felt like James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In the years since my first Legislative Conference, I have learned that it takes everyone in the IIABA to make a difference. IIABA members have to become grassroots lobbyists in their state capitals and in Washington, DC in order to secure the best outcomes for our clients and our industry. While they may not recall our names, they will remember that the independent insurance agents in their districts are committed enough to come to Washington to try and make a difference."
- Grady Wilson
Crabtree Wilson Insurance Agency
Whitley City, Ky.
"IIABA members have become grassroots lobbyists, in their state capitals and in Washington, D.C. in order to secure the best outcome for our clients and our industry."
"I will attend becuase it is very important for our voice, (the Agents), to be heard in Washington. Because of the work that the National Big "I" does, I can unlock my office doors every morning to serve the public in Ohio"
"the exhibitor marketplace gives me the opportunity to connect with current companies and seek out new ones."