iiat News

Texas Agency Management Seminar Celebrates 50 Years of Success

In 1963, a group of insurance agents under the direction of Joseph E. Vincent from Bryan, Texas, began plans for an annual insurance seminar to be presented by Texas Association of Independent Agents (TAIA) for agency principals and staff. The …

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Offers WAHVE Staffing Services

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) is offering its members remote staffing services provided by WAHVE (Work At Home Vintage Employees) on a preferred basis. WAHVE provides experienced insurance professionals to insurance agencies and other insurance firms on an …

Waco, Texas-Based Agent Named Trusted Choice Hometown Hero

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) has named Wes Bailey, president of Bailey Insurance & Risk Management Inc. in Waco, as its newest Trusted Choice Hometown Hero. The Hometown Hero program recognizes Trusted Choice insurance agents who go above …

Bondurant Rejoins Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

After a hiatus of nearly two years, Rick Bondurant has rejoined the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) staff as director of management resources. In this role, Bondurant is responsible for developing, implementing and managing strategic agency management initiatives and …

Tyner Receives Customer Service Award from Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) announced that Susan Tyner, commercial marketing account executive for Allred Thompson Mason Daugherty, a division of Higginbotham & Assocs. in Wichita Falls, was awarded the Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) of the Year at …

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Names Webb Young Agent of the Year

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) announced that Andy Webb of Watkins Insurance Group in Austin was named the André P. Juneau Young Agent of the Year at IIAT’s 115th Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio. This …

Neal Honored with Texas Agent Association’s Drex Foreman Award

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) honored former Corpus Christi independent insurance agent Loyd Neal with the Drex Foreman Award presented at IIAT’s 115th Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio. Named after Drex Foreman, who served as …

Whitaker Named President-Elect, Arthur to Serve as VP of Texas Agents Association

Don Whitaker, president and owner of Whitaker Insurance Associates Inc. in San Antonio, has been named president-elect of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) for 2012-201. The association elected Pat Arthur, partner at McQueary Henry Bowles Troy in Dallas, …

Watkins Elected President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) elected Patrick Watkins, president of Watkins Insurance Group in Austin, to serve as president for 2012-2013 during IIAT’s 115th Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio. Beginning his duties on Sept. 1, …

Texas Agents Honor State Lawmakers with Independent Leadership Award

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) has presented Independent Leadership Awards to the Honorable Kelly Hancock, Texas House of Representatives, and the Honorable John Carona, Texas Senate. With close to 10 terms served in the Texas Legislature between the …