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KAIA Committees

Being a committee member provides you the opportunity to drive industry thought leadership. If you're interested in learning more about serving the independent agency system, contact us!

Insurance Coverage

Serves as a member resource that monitors all issues relating to insurance technical matters in Kansas and on a national level. May provide representation for KAIA members at public hearings on insurance to advocate the official position taken by the Board of Directors.

David Vogel

Chair: Dave Vogel
ProValue Insurance
Hutchinson, KS

Committee members:

  • Joe Allen, AG360
  • Kent Anthony, First Group Insurance
  • Maria Dressman, Elliott Insurance Group
  • Michelle Harris, IMA
  • Lynn Miller, Accident Fund
  • Jack Radar, Farmers Alliance Insurance Companies
  • Richard Sanders, Sanders Agency, Inc.
  • Wally Wilson, Ryan Insurance, LLC
  • Beth Smoller, KAIA

Membership Engagement

Creates strategies to assist KAIA staff in growing membership, retaining members and increasing association engagement among agency members.


Chair: Jo Erin Stuteville
Elliott Group
Spring Hill, KS

Committee members:

  • Chris Bohrer, Wood-Dulohery Insurance, Inc.
  • Ron Bolz, Bolz Insurance
  • Lyle Davidson, The Davidson Agency
  • Dan Murray, Goodman Gravley Insurance
  • Christine Teagarden, Teagarden Ins Group
  • Josh Goodman, KAIA

Agency Management & Technology

Monitors industry developments in technology and recommends new products and procedures that may help agency members improve operating efficiency and customer service.

David Sanders

Chair: Dave Sanders
IMA Select, LLC
Wichita, KS

Committee members:

  • Scott Koepplin, KFSA Insurance, LLC
  • Patrick Martin, Martin Insurance Group
  • Brad Miller, Farmers Alliance Insurance Cos.
  • Lucas Raleigh, Raleigh Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Rob Wilson, Kellerman Insurance, Inc.
  • Emily Wood, Wood-Dulohery Insurance, Inc.
  • Josh Goodman, KAIA

Young Agents

Empowers young insurance professionals to be leaders by providing opportunities for personal development, building lasting relationships and gaining valuable industry experience. Expands young agents’ industry knowledge and enhances their skills to help their agencies evolve and grow.

Bryce Hundley

Chair: Bryce Hundley
Hundley Insurance Services
Fairway, KS


Committee members:

  • Vice-Chair: Zach Renn, Stephens Insurance
  • Secretary: - Bryce Burdiek, SBS Insurance
  • Lindsy Martin, Smart Insurance
  • Nicole Buhrman, Burns & Wilcox
  • Casey Hart, Risk Innovations
  • Davie Holt, Imperial PFS
  • Past Chair: Josh Goodman
  • National YA Liaison: Brock Elliott, Elliott Group
  • Karlyn Judd, KAIA
  • Josh Goodman, KAIA

Government Affairs

Monitors current state legislative, regulatory, and political activity proposals for the association and proactively explores legislation that provides a more favorable insurance marketplace for agents and the insurance buying public. Makes recommendations regarding the association’s support or opposition to specific legislative proposals at both the state and national levels.

Brock Elliott

Chair: Brock Elliott
Elliott Group
Louisburg, KS

Committee members:

  • Mark Buhler
  • Tom Bryon
  • Kevin Campbell
  • Rick Elliott
  • Bob Fee
  • Chad Fuqua
  • Drew Johnson
  • Will Larson
  • William Lessen
  • Michael Lesser
  • Mark Lowry
  • Marshall Madill
  • David Miller
  • Ryan Murry
  • Robert Richey
  • SueAnn Schultz
  • Al Shank, Jr.
  • Scott Strong
  • Scott Stuckey
  • Tim Tyner
  • Kristy Wilson
  • Dave Hulcher, KAIA
  • Beth Smoller, KAIA

Agent & Company Relations

Works with companies to promote opportunities to engage more deeply with the association. Oversees and grows the Industry Partner program by creating greater awareness of the benefits provided and making direct contact with carriers. Provides a vehicle for discussion of potential issues and solutions for enhancing business practices.

Bryan Schmitz

Chair: Bryan Schmitz
SBS Insurance Agency
Seneca, KS

Committee members:

  • Rick Elliott, Elliott Group
  • Jordan Fee, Fee Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Doug Hamilton, Kansas Builders Insurance Group
  • Davie Holt, Imperial PFS
  • Ashley Mitchell, EMC Insurance Companies
  • David Sanders, IMA, Inc
  • Craig Seiler, Creative Planning Property & Casualty
  • Josh Goodman, KAIA

Professional Development

Develops and implements a strategy for professional development and networking of members through KAIA’s education and conference offerings. Provides suggestions for relevant, timely subject matter of interest to KAIA members, including recommendations for instructors/ speakers for education courses and programs. Provides input and recommendations regarding logistics (location, agenda, and speakers) and content for KAIA events.


Chair: Kevin J. O’Brien
The Reilly Company
Overland Park, KS

Committee members:

  • Kent Anthony, First Group Insurance, Inc.
  • Stacey Donnelley, ICI (Insurance Center, Inc.)
  • Cindy Hower, Kellerman Insurance, Inc.
  • Mellisa Miller, Fee Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Molly Reilly, The Davidson Agency, Inc
  • Teri Russell, Farmers Alliance Insurance Companies
  • Cristi Werth, TWI Insurance Services, Inc
  • Karlyn Judd, KAIA
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