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2022-2023

IIAG Committees

Agency Management and Technology Committee

Monitors industry developments and recommends new products and procedures that may help agency members improve operating efficiency and customer service. The committee monitors advances and opportunities in the areas of technology and agency management to provide information to members via IIAG communications channels.
Staff Liaison - John Barbour
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Rob Townley
Co-Chairman
Townley-Kenton, Inc.
404-378-4397
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Judd Lemming
Co-Chairman
Lemming Insurance
404-895-1988

Commercial Lines Committee

Monitors industry developments in the commercial lines sector and makes recommendations on legislative and regulatory issues impacting our members and clients.  Assists with writing and developing subject matter content for IIAG communications.
Staff Liaison - John  Barbour

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Will Wilson Jr.
Committee Chairman
McNeal Sports & Wilson Risk
912-288-6066

Convention Committee

Advises and works with IIAG staff to plan the continuing education program, networking opportnities, and overall event planning for IIAG's annual meeting, convention and trade show. Works with the YAC Vice President and others members and partners to develop an event that is beneficial and engaging for all attendees.
Staff Liaison - John Barbour
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Wendi Hamby Washowich, AAI
Committee Chairman
Hamby & Aloisio
770-551-3270

Employee Benefits Committee

Develops programs and services for those who specialize in life, health, and employee benefits products. Interacts with regulatory and legislative officials regarding pending and current legislation and disseminates appropriate information to the association. The committee will also assist in securing employee benefits related speakers for conferences and conventions.
Staff Liaison - John  Barbour

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Reed Damron

Committee Chairman

Capstone Hire Benefits Consulting, LLC

678-325-4647

Finance Committee

Advises and works with IIAG staff.
Staff Liaison - John Barbour
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Mike Iverson

Committee Chairman

MD Iverson LLC

770-846-4050

 

Governmental Affairs Committee

Monitors legislation on state/national level, helps direct grassroots lobbying efforts, helps establish Association positions, and provides direction in fundraising and PAC disbursement efforts to support legislative activities. 
Staff Liaison - John  Barbour

Jimbo Floyd
Jimbo Floyd
Committee Chairman
Turner Wood & Smith
770-563-0161

InsurPac Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the Governmental Affairs Committee, this group leads statewide fundraising efforts for InsurPAC.  Engages committee members to assist with fundraising efforts to meet or exceed fundraising goals.
Staff Liaison - John  Barbour

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Sean Stewart
Committee Chairman
Turner & Associates Insurance
912-265-2840

Investment Committee

Assesses the association's financial investments and makes recommendations to the Finance and Executive committees regarding allocations and investment strategy.
Staff Liaison - John  Barbour

 

Rick Viall
Rick Viall, CPCU, CIC
Committee Chairman
Viall Insurance Agency
770-487-8310

Membership Development Committee

Develops and implements plans for attracting new independent agencies, benefits agencies and supporting members to the Association. Assists the IIAG staff in increasing association engagement among agency members. Committee members assist during the onboarding of new members through a welcome ambassador program and help to increase engagement with current members through outreach programs.
Staff Liaison - John  Barbour

 

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Tony Jones
Committee Chairman
Flegal Insurance
706-859-8794

Nominations & Awards Committee

 

Staff Liaison -John Barbour

 

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Ashley Ellis

Committee Chairman
BBWH Insurors

912-764-9602

Past Presidents YAC Scholarship Committee

Selects the recipient of the annually awarded Past Presidents YAC Scholarship.  IIAG's Immediate Past President and Immediate Past YAC Chairman along with a member at large appointed by the President reviews the submitted applications and awards the candidate or candidates on April 1.
Staff Liaison -John Barbour

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Ashley Ellis

Committee Chairman
BBWH Insurors

912-764-9602

Personal Lines Committee

Monitors industry developments in the personal lines sector and makes recommendations on legislative and regulatory issues impacting our members and clients.  Assists with writing and developing subject matter content for IIAG communications.
Staff Liaison - John  Barbour

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Robbie Moore
Co-Chairman
Blanchard & Calhoun
706-513-0636
Wendy Jordan
Wendy Jordan
Co-Chairman
Chastain & Associates
706-543-2575

Young Agents Committee

Agents under the age of 40 make up IIAG's largest committee and hold three meetings a year, the YAC Sales & Leadership Committee, the Will Weston IV YAC Classic, and the YAC Annual Conference.  This committee works to create networking opportunities, events and programming that will build the skills necessary for a succesful career in the independent agency system.
Staff Liaison -Kayla Marie Woodfield

 

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Jordan McDonald
Chairman
Rhodes Risk Advisors
770-799-1624
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