Hampton, N.H. – SIAA’s (Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance) 45th Business Meeting brought over 300 insurance professionals to the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida last week. Over 20 top insurance carriers and 49 regional master agencies came together to exchange ideas, information, and opportunities over the course of three days.
Joan K. Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers Insurance was guest speaker on the final day of the event.
According to Jim Masiello, Chairman and CEO of SIAA, “Ms. Woodward provided insight to a number of economic and industry trends in her presentation. We were pleased to have someone with her knowledge and experience at our event.”
Regarding the overall event, Masiello went on to say, “These business meetings are an opportunity to foster relationships with our strategic partner companies and master agencies. Ideas, successes, and challenges are shared and discussed. It’s rare to have an event like this with representatives and executives from more than 20 of the top insurance companies.”
SIAA is the largest national alliance of independent insurance agencies in the country. Its master agencies have signed over 6,750 independent agency members, writing more than $7.41 billion of total in-force premium.
According to Masiello, independent agency members succeed because SIAA provides access to companies, resources, and services they otherwise could not utilize.