Congratulations are due the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. At last week’s Education Convocation of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, the IIAG’s education program was recognized as one of the best education programs in the nation. It received a Diamond level Excellence in Insurance Education Award, which is the highest level awarded. IIAG was one of only 14 state associations to receive this top honor for its education program and one of only five such associations from the Southeast.
The award recognizes “state associations and staff who have made significant contributions to education for their members and the industry in the key area of class offerings, continuing education (CE), professionalism, designation offerings, industry collaboration, planning goals, marketing, resources and more” according to the IIABA press release announcing the award winners. I am sure that IIAG’s cutting edge use of webinars under the MyCeTube program and its up to date classroom facilities at its offices in Doraville, as well as its use of satellite classroom facilities around the state to provide greater access to its members, all contributed to its earning this important award. The fact that IIAG’s Executive Director, Aubie Knight, is one of the regular instructors for its education program adds a unique twist to it.
The IIAG won this award two years ago (click here for blog post). It’s nice to know that its education program has maintained a level of excellence. The next time you see or otherwise communicate with Andrew McElhannon, who is the Member Services Coordinator for IIAG, please remember to thank him for his great work in overseeing the IIAG’s award-winning education program.