Independent agents wear a lot of hats as small business owners, employers, consumer advocates, industry professionals, and civic leaders. KAIA's annual insurance industry awards are one way to recognize and promote the valuable role that Kansas independent agents fulfill on the local, state and national levels.
Members are invited to nominate independent agents and company representatives for one or more awards. Nomination forms are brief and nominations may be made anonymously.
The honorees are recognized each year during a KAIA event.
Nominations for the 2021 Industry Awards are now being accepted.
Recent Award Recipients
Agent of the Year
Kevin O'Brien, The Reily Company
Distinguished Service Award:
Rick Elliott, Elliott Insurance Inc.
Company Rep of the Year
Eric Schwarz, West Bend Mutual Insurance Co
Outstanding Young Agent
Joan Sutton, Kansas Association of Insurance Agents
Advocate of the Year
Will Larson, Kansas Association of Insurance Agents
1752 Club Agent of Merit
Bob Heilman, Heilman Insurance