Big I Board Nominates Stiglitz as President-Elect

May 3, 2004

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Board of State Directors has nominated William G. Stiglitz III as the association’s president-elect and has elected Alex Soto, CPCU, ARM, as the association’s next vice president.

Stiglitz will assume his new office at the 2004 Big “I” Convention in Orlando this October. Soto will move up to the vice president position at the same meeting. Stiglitz and current IIABA President-Elect Thomas A. Grau, CPCU, will be sworn in as president-elect and president, respectively, during the convention’s closing general session.

Stiglitz, currently the Big “I” vice president, is an account executive with the firm of Hyland, Block & Hyland Inc., in Louisville, Ky. He was elected to the Executive Committee in October 2000.

Stiglitz has been active on all levels of Big “I” member organizations during his 33-year career as an independent agent. A past president and state national director for the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky (IIAK), Stiglitz served on the state’s Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee, and as chairman of its Awards and Recognition Committee. He is a past president of the Louisville Board of Independent Insurance Agents. Nationally, he has served as planning liaison to the Executive Committee. He and Pat, his wife of 31 years, have two adult children and reside in Louisville.

Soto, currently an at-large member of the Big “I” Executive Committee, is president of Miami, Fla.-based InSource Inc. He was elected to the Executive Committee in October 2001.

Soto also has been active in the Big “I” nationally and in the Florida Association of Independent Agents (FAIA) during his 31-year career as an independent insurance agent. He is a past chairman of the FAIA and also a past state national director. Nationally, he has served as chairman of the Big “I” Communications Committee, Branding Task Force and other committees. He and Patty, his wife of 34 years, have two adult children and reside in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami.

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