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Education Committee

Chairman Crystal Metzger, Director of Personal Lines of Catto & Catto

By 2020, there will be 400,000 available jobs in the insurance industry and IIASA is investigating different methods to fill these positions. We are in the process of meeting with representatives from the IIAT and other organizations to move forward in building a solution to this problem. This task requires a high level of involvement for anyone who is wanting to join this great committee.

We also offer Classroom CE, free of charge for anyone that is a member. We need help finding CE teachers and planning for 2019 and 2020. In 2019 we will add Online CE classes provided by the State Association (IIAT).

We are always reaching for other new outlets for educating our membership. The Chair of the committee was Karen Montgomery. This committee usually meets for a short period of time after each monthly Board meeting

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Diversity Task Force/ South Side Initiative

Chairman Orlando Salazar, President of Cevallos Insurance

The purpose of this committee is to engage and develop a relationship with independent insurance agents from the south side of San Antonio. The goal of the committee is to provide an awareness of the services and benefits of the IIASA and encourage them to become members of the IIASA.

This committee hosts events such as round table discussions for local insurance agency owners on the south side. We use this information to formulate solutions for the pain points these small business owners have. We also host CE classes catering to their specific needs.

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ELITExas (Emerging Leaders in Insurance of Texas)

Chairman James Goldberg, Employee Benefits with Higginbotham

This committee’s purpose is to promote and increase the membership for Young Professional agents under the age of 40. ELITExas is a new Emerging Leaders strategic group whose mission is tackling the largest problem our industry faces, recruiting and retaining new talent.

ELITExas’s broad mission is simple - To be Ambassadors with a unified voice for the new generation of our industry’s sustained future. At its core this group does three things:

  1. Promote our industry to attract the best, diverse talent
  2. Engage in innovating for the future
  3. Ensure successful assimilation and retention of the best

Some of the benefits include, having access to a network of ambitious young individuals, setting educational and designation goals, and hosting seminars that interest the young agent.

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Advertising/Social Media Committee

This committee has the general mission of promoting the IIASA. We are exploring many new avenues for this committee and has a true untapped potential to become a very important committee and revenue stream for the association. You will be working with different local publications to help with advertising deals, helping with the newsletter, finding advertisers for the IIASA, and much more. We always need more members in this committee.

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Big I Golf Committee

Chairman Eric Cervantes, President of RPM Risk and Insurance Managers

This committee organizes the annual golf tournament. Our next golf tournament will be held on October 24, 2019 at the Republic Golf Course. This committee begins meeting in April and wraps up in October.

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Trade Fair Committee

Chairwoman Lettie Tovar, Operations Manager of Insurica

The duty of this committee is to organize the annual Trade Fair. This involves selecting the theme, location and details of the event. The Trade Fair consists of 75 vendors and affiliates with over 300 attendees. The committee meets once a month between August and March. The next Trade Fair is on April 30, 2020 and the location will be at The Pearl Stables.

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Membership Committee

Chairman Todd Lester, President of A.R.M. Insurance Agency 

This committee’s purpose is to promote and increase the membership for IIASA. If you want to be involved and be part of the association's growth, click the link below.

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Luncheon Committee

Chairwoman Michele Geary, Commercial Marketing Analyst at Catto & Catto

This committee is designed to recruit speakers and lunch sponsors for the seven luncheons during the year that have speakers. The committee meets about 4 times a year.

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Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio
84 NE Loop 410 Ste #260
San Antonio, TX 78216

PH: 210.616.2143

Email: executivedirector@iiasanantonio.org