Chris is the executive director of the
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Virtual University. He joined the Big “I” team in November 2016. His current duties involve researching, writing, and teaching property and casualty insurance coverages and concepts to Big “I” members and others in the insurance industry.
Kent has been President of First Group Insurance of Sterling, Kansas since 1981. He began his insurance career in 1977 as an agent with Kansas Farm Bureau Insurance. Kent has a degree in Business Administration and has been a CIC since 1985. Kent is also a Certified Financial Planner licensee, as well as having the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor and the Registered Financial Consultant designations.
Ted is the owner/President of Kinney Training and Consulting, LLC and also serves as the Director of Education and Technical Affairs for the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents in Birmingham, AL. Ted has been in the insurance business since 1973 and in that time has worked as an underwriter, field sales manager, department supervisor, marketing specialist, trainer, and agent.
Casey is an insurance veteran, working for over 35-years on the agency side of the business. He instructs as part of a nationwide effort to educate those in the insurance industry on the various topics that apply to agribusiness insurance and exposures.
Carey has worked in the insurance industry for the past 12 years focused on helping agencies leverage data and make informed business decisions. Her experience includes serving as CFO, COO and CIO at OIA as well as CEO of IntellAgents, a data-analytics company focused on independent agents. Helping agents win is Carey’s passion, and she continues her consulting work at Agency Focus, LLC her newly formed organization.
Cheryl is an agency management consultant and educator, and a frequent speaker at various industry meetings and events nationwide. She is currently the owner of Agency Management Resource Group, a training, education and consulting firm located in Roseville, California.
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