Now Accepting Nominations for 2023!
As your association, we are pledged to champion the independent agency system's reputation and future growth. As part of that pledge, we fell it is crucial to recognize those independent insurance professionals who look beyond the bounds of their own business to help our mission of elevating independent insurance agencies.
Our Industry Awards showcase peer-nominated members who have leveraged their resources to solve problems, advance the industry and professional performance, kick-started innovation, and improved their communities.
We know independent insurance professionals 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 roles that Kansas independent agents fulfill on the local, state and national levels.
You are invited to nominate independent agents and company representatives for one or more awards! Nomination forms are brief and nominations may be made anonymously.
- To be eligible for the KAIA Industry Awards, nominees must be a KAIA member in good standing at both the time of nomination AND when awards are announced at the annual convention. We will notify the nominee of any membership issues that impact eligibility.
- Past award winners are ineligible for nomination in the same category for a period of three (3) years after winning. Nominees who did not win may be nominated again in any award category.
- Multiple/repeat nominations do not increase the chances of winning an award. KAIA determines the winner of each award category.
- We do not provide nominees with promotional items to publicize their nomination. Nominees are free to create their own campaigns and images. Anything using the KAIA name or logo must be approved by KAIA staff in writing prior to use; please submit items to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
Award Descriptions & Nomination Forms
2022 Award Recipients
Agent of the Year
Maria Dressman, Elliott Group
Distinguished Service Award:
Doug Smart, Smart Insurance
Company Rep of the Year
Casey Hart, JenCap Insurance Services
Outstanding Young Agent
Bryce Hundley, Hundley Insurance Services
Outstanding Account Manager
Haley Marsicek, Cardinal Insurance
"I am extremely honored to receive the KAIA Agent of the Year award. I am grateful for the recognition for my dedication to the insurance industry. I look forward to continuing my career in the insurance industry and hopeful that people will use me as a resource for years to come."
Senior Account Manager