Leadership 2017 offered an inspiring and rewarding environment for each of its 150 attendees, with unending networking opportunities, more than six hours of continuing education tracks for both young and veteran agents, and presentations from industry experts.
A full schedule of activities take place each year at the conference. Industry leaders are introduced and recognized with the annual insurance industry awards as well as the announcement and swearing in of the association's new board members and officers. Conference events included a weather-challenged golf tournament, walking tours, a dinner for young agents, and more.
2017 Award winners included:
- Scott Strong - Agent of Merit (1752 Club)
- Brock Elliott - Outstanding Young Agent
- Rep. Dan Hawkins - Advocate of the Year
- Dwight Tully - Company Rep of the Year
- Cindy Hower - Distinguished Service Award
- Mark Lowry - Agent of the Year
Bob Fee, Dave Hulcher, Roger and Cindy Hower, Joe Leahy, Lyle and Amanda Davidson enjoy themselves at the Past Presidents Dinner. Mike Holmes, Alan Schlesener, and Ray Kyan work together during Zach Heney's team building exercise.
Golfers from L&D prepare to tee off and brave the elements at the Cobert Hills golf course.
Doug Smart, Cindy Hower, Josh Goodman, Ryan Murry, and Joe Leahy share their thoughts and experiences on topics including KAIA member benefits, promoting our industry to the next generation of insurance professionals, agency technology, perpetuation, and Big "I" national benefits.
Agents learned about the risk management coverage points of insuring stadium venues at the KSU stadium walking tour.
Past president Dusty Davis roasts "Captain Crop Man" Lyle Davidson and welcomes him to the exclusive KAIA past presidents club.
Lyle Davidson welcomes everyone to the opening reception.