At a meeting of the American Agents Alliance Board of Governors held
Oct. 7, it was announced that Alliance Executive Director Lorelle Kitzmiller would be leaving the association, effective immediately. Kitzmiller is the daughter of Alliance founder Don Stewart.
During Kitzmiller’s tenure, the independent producers association experienced sustained growth, increasing its membership and raising its profile, both in the insurance community and in Sacramento. The Alliance’s annual Conference & Expo has grown to be one of the most well-attended events of the industry.
Alliance President David Nielson said, “I have had the opportunity of working closely with Lorelle during my first year as president, and I have observed her dedication to independent insurance agents and brokers. She treated the Alliance as if it was her own and she carried on the work of her father who initially started the Alliance as a privately-owned for profit association. The members of the Alliance purchased the Association in 1997 from her father and established it as a Mutual Benefit Corporation. At that point Lorelle took the reins over from her father. I thank her for her years of service and wish her the best in the future.”
The Alliance’s Board of Governors has appointed a special search committee, which will began the process of hiring a new executive director immediately.
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