Minnesota agent Mike Donohoe received the most distinguished honor the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) bestows upon an individual when he was presented with the Woodworth Memorial Award at the 2005 Big “I” Convention in New York City.
Donohoe is currently an owner and agent in the James R. Weir Insurance Agency in Mankato, Minn.
The Woodworth Award was established in 1925 in memory of C.H. Woodworth of Buffalo, N.Y., the second president of the association. It is awarded annually to the Big “I” member who best demonstrates outstanding service benefiting independent insurance agents and the entire insurance industry.
Donohoe has contributed to the independent agency system in a variety of ways, including serving the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers (MIIAB) as its president and as its representative on the National Board of State Directors. He was named Minnesota ‘Young Agent of the Year’ in 1979 and 1981. Donohoe, who has been instrumental to the success of the Big “I” Virtual University, has served as the chair of the VU Oversight Task Force since 2001.
Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally.
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