J. David Daniel was inaugurated as the chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) at the recent Big “I” Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La. He will lead the organization as chairman for the 2009-2010 term.
Daniel is president of Daniel & Eustis Insurance in Baton Rouge, La.
Prior to his election to the Executive Committee by IIABA’s national Board of Directors in 2004, Daniel served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL) for eight years and became president in 1997. During his tenure on the IIABL board, he was chairman of the Commercial Lines Committee and a member of both the Legislative Affairs and Education Committees. Daniel served as on the national Board as the Director from Louisiana since 1998 and has acted as the state association’s representative to the Louisiana Insurance Rating Commission. For his commitment to the state association, Daniel received IIABL’s Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Outstanding Committee Chairman Award.
On the national level, Daniel has also served on IIABA’s Technical Affairs Committee and was chairman of the Big “I” Governance and Communications Task Force.
The Big “I” also installed J. Michael “Mike” Miley of Gibson Insurance Group as the chairman-elect.
Miley began his insurance career in 1973 and joined Gibson Insurance Group in 1983. He began his involvement with the association at the local and state level, serving as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana from 1995 to 1996. In 1997 Miley was elected to Big “I” Board of Directors representing Indiana. The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana has twice named him the Indiana Agent of the Year.
At the national association level, he has served on various boards and committees, and is presently a member of the Planning Committee and Finance Committee. He was elected to the Executive Committee in 2005.
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