Big ‘I’ Advantage Promotes Pierson to Assistant Vice President

April 19, 2017

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”) Advantage unit has promoted Virginia “Ginny” Blake Pierson to assistant vice president.

Pierson will lead the department’s marketing initiative with emphasis on Big “I” state association relationships and the Big “I” Flood program with endorsed WYO carrier Selective.

Paul Buse, Big I Advantage president, said Pierson will continue to develop and expand services for its members.

Pierson has been with the Big “I” since 2006 when she joined the team as state marketing manager and later became director of state marketing and flood. Prior to joining the Big “I” team, Pierson was financial service specialist at Zurich North America.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Western Illinois University and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Risk Management and Associate in Underwriting designations from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

Big I Advantage is a for-profit subsidiary of IIABA and wholly owned holding company that operates a nationally licensed insurance agency administering the Big “I” professional liability program, Big “I” Markets and a number of other member benefits including personal umbrella and flood programs, and providing oversight of $138 million in retirement assets. Big I Advantage works on uniting the 51 IIABA state associations in pursuing IIABA’s mission of creating a sustainable competitive advantage for members by deploying member agency buying and distribution power to develop innovative, member-exclusive and profitable products while supporting the advocacy efforts of IIABA.

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) is a national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally.

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