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 From left to right: Pat McMahan, Ross Ormond (Vice President), Brian Minihan (Past President), Crystal Metzger (President), Lettie Tovar (Secretary/Treasurer), Garrett White, Eric Cervantes, Orlando Salazar, Ricardo Del Rio

2016-2017 Officers

Crystal Metzger, President

Catto & Catto

217 S. Houston St., Suite 100

San Antonio, TX 78205

Tel 210-222-2161

cmetzger@catto.com

Ross Ormond, Vice President

Offenhauser & Company

5701 Broadway, Suite 103

San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: 210-832-8715

rormond@fwoins.com

Lettie Tovar, Secretary/Treasurer

Insurica

1100 NE Loop 410, Suite 200

San Antonio, TX  78209

Tel 210-525-0500

ltovar@insurica.com

Brian Minihan, Immediate Past President

USI Insurance Services, LLC

7550 IH-10 West, Suite 700

San Antonio, TX 78229-5820

Tel 210-366-0671

brian.minihan@usi.biz

 

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Pat McMahan

Alamo Insurance Group

3201 Cherry Ridge St., Suite D405

San Antonio, TX 78230-4820

Tel 210-930-6665

pmcmahan@alamoinsgrp.com

Orlando Salazar

Cevallos Insurance Agency

2122 Commercial Ave

San Antonio, Texas 78221

Tel 210-921-0161

Orlando.salazar@sbcglobal.net

Garrett White

Blue Lime Insurance Group

17319 San Pedro Ave

San Antonio, Texas 78209

Tel 386-214-0701

gwhite@bluelimeins.com
Ricardo Del Rio
Del Rio Insurance Services, LLC

18303 Diamond Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78258
210-896-3855
ricardodelrio@mac.com
Eric Cervantes
RPM Insurance and Risk Management

17806 IH-10 West, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78257
210-421-0968
eric@rpmmanagers.com

Karen Montgomery, Advisory Board Director
Whitaker Insurance Associates, CIC, CRIS

8626 Tesoro DR., Suite 310

San Antonio, TX 78217

Tel 210-824-3777

karen@whitakerins.com


Administration


Executive Director
Robert Crosby


Assistant Executive Director

Chris Prewit


Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio

401 E. Sonterra Blvd., #375
San Antonio, TX 78285
Office: 210-510-4160
executivedirector@iiasanantonio.org

MISSION


Promoting the strength and values of the local independent insurance agent.

 

HISTORY


The Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio (IIASA) had its start in 1913 with eight members. Today the association represents more than 170 agent, affiliate, and associate Members from San Antonio and surrounding communities.

 

The IIASA Mission Statement was refined in 1998 for a more specific and forward-looking emphasis. Today, this declaration serves as the basis for all new undertakings and continuing programs: “IIASA seeks to promote the strength and the value of the local independent insurance agent.”

 

 

ACTIVITIES


IIASA has developed a long-term partnership with the San Antonio Fire Department by sponsoring projects that both benefit the community and contribute to the insurance industry’s loss reduction efforts.

  1. The first of these is the Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest held each October in all area schools. Our members are judges in the citywide competition and we furnish the trophies awarded to the winners.
  2. Partnering with the San Antonio Fire Department during their annual Christmas Toy Drive in December. IIASA members can donate unwrapped toys during our December Luncheon then the SAFD will distribute those toys to children that need them the most.

 

IIASA sponsors an active Young Insurance Professionals Council, which aims at perpetuating the business of insurance in south Texas and highlighting opportunities available to young insurance professionals. Business socials and community service projects are undertaken to acquaint members and to prepare agendas that lead to the “insurance operations of the future.” Also, the Council contributes significantly to IIASA’s accomplishments by participating in membership events.

 

One of the most valuable and successful programs carried out by IIASA is our Texas Continuing Education series, an unequaled service to our members. These courses are available to all employees of all IIASA member firms at no cost, and the topics presented during the year will earn more than 30 hours of credit for general lines license renewal.

 

We are privileged to have the Myron F. Steves Insurance Professional Scholarship Program. In its pledge to “Excellence through Education,” the annual Steves Scholarship provides tuition for the full course of study required by the designations of ARM, CPCU, or any other designation administered by the Insurance Institute of America, CIC, CRM, RPLU, ACSR, and CISR. It is awarded on the basis of commitment to the insurance function and involvement in the industry and community. The scholarship is available to all individuals employed by Agent Members and Affiliate Members of the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio.

 

On key insurance and marketing matters, both philosophical and technical, IIASA presents the independent agent’s side of the story in our community. These common-front projects effectively alert prospective clients to the independent agents’ abilities and thereby individual agencies can market their unique attributes – independence, quality service, products and programs, and personal commitment to the community. The result is greater distinction for the independent agent, new sales opportunities and elevated status of individual agents as local business leaders.

 

A long range planning effort is mounted each term to work a business plan that will take San Antonio’s independent agents and the association into the future. With today’s fast changing marketing scenarios, we want our members to be well prepared for taking on “new looks.” Several areas of concern are usually identified and new directions are implemented.

 

 

Specific activities and membership benefits throughout the year also include

  • Our annual Big “I” Fun Day where the whole insurance community comes together for good golf and good companionship

  • Our Insurance Trade Fair held in March of each year with key vendors from throughout the state and open to all members

  • Web Site with directory of all Agency, Industry and Company Members, including links to individual member sites, and information vital to insurance professionals in San Antonio.

  • Membership luncheon meetings on a regular basis throughout the year high-level educational programs and important speakers.

  • Special joint events with other insurance associations featuring renowned speakers and insurance experts.

  • Bulletins providing technical information and the latest on activities within the San Antonio insurance community.

  • Various marketing opportunities including event sponsorship's and PR events.
 

  

 



Contact Us

Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio
401 E. Sonterra Blvd., #375
San Antonio, TX 78285

PH: 210.510.4160

Email: executivedirector@iiasanantonio.org