Miami, FL, December 4, 2019 – The LAAIA, Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies, announced it selected Atlanta, Georgia, to launch its first chapter outside Florida. Maria Fisk, president of the association, stated that the LAAIA’s expansion “Is vital to the growth of small independent agencies; growth fueled by the LAAIA’s leadership and guidance, as well as its ability to share smarter approaches to deliver better services.” The consensus among independent agents is that, with the LAAIA’s support, independent agencies are able to form stronger relationships with vendors, provide education opportunities to their agents, and receive assistance in managing day-to-day operations. Enrique Perez Blanco, the Atlanta chapter’s newly elected president, is confident that “The Atlanta LAAIA will become a leading industry association in terms of education, access to markets, and vendors.” Perez Blanco is a partner at Fulcro Insurance. He has served as Director for the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, and currently sits on the Finance and Funding Committee for the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association.
After Atlanta, the LAAIA is moving forward with its expansion plan. The profile of the selected cities will include a dynamic Hispanic population, as well as a high number of Latino agencies meeting their insurance needs. The next new chapter outside Florida will be announced at the LAAIA’s upcoming convention, in August of 2020. The convention is a highly anticipated event commemorating the association’s impressive 50th Anniversary. A milestone anniversary that organizers promise will be as memorable as it will be magnificent.
The Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies, LAAIA, was founded in 1969, as The Voice of Independent Insurance Agents. Its mission is to advance the resources, capabilities, and performance of independent insurance agencies by providing advocacy, representation, and benchmark member support. LAAIA is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit professional association administered by a volunteer board of directors. Today, the organization’s members generate over $1 Billion in insurance premiums every year.
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