Insurance Immersion: A Visit to the Maine Insurance Agents Association

June 18, 2019

           

Left Picture: Remi and Taylor with interns from Clark Insurance and Allen Agency, Middle Picture: Remi and Taylor with Shannon Gorman of the Maine Insurance Agents Association, Right Picture: Young Agents Committee and interns with their donations for the Kennebec Valley Humane Society

Last Wednesday, Remi and I got to attend a Young Agents Committee (YAC) Meeting at the Maine Insurance Agents Association (MIAA) in Hallowell, Maine. It was wonderful to meet other college students who are interning in the insurance industry, as well as many young people who are developing successful careers within the industry. 

The mission of the MIAA is "To support, promote and represent the common business interests of independent insurance agents and their firms, consistent with the best interest of the insurance-buying public." Essentially, they support independent insurance agencies like Chalmers! I gathered from the YAC Meeting that one of the ways they support independent insurance agents and their firms is by providing political advocacy at state and federal levels on policies and regulations that will impact the insurance industry.

The purpose of the YAC in particular is to encourage young insurance agents to get involved with the MIAA, thus developing a new generation of leaders within the insurance industry to eventually take charge of the MIAA.

In the meeting that Remi and I attended, they recapped their Annual Convention, the Legislative Conference, and Walks for Wishes. They also discussed the YAC Sales and Leadership Conference that is coming up in November, as well as the YAC Golf Tournament that is happening in July. It was interesting to see how committee meetings are run and to learn more about the responsibilities that are involved with being on a committee.

On behalf of Remi and I, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Shannon Gorman and the members of the YAC for letting us attend their meeting and for being so welcoming! It is truly appreciated!

Taylor Kashmer

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