General Session

Prepared to be entertained, enlightened, and inspired during Friday morning's General Session—which again begins at 9:00 a.m. this year (you're welcome!).

A Conversation with Bret Baier

Join Fox News Channel's Chief Political Anchor Bret Baier and Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big "I") President & CEO Bob Rusbuldt for an insightful discussion on the day’s headlines, the nation’s political climate, and the state of media. Expect lots of amusing stories you don’t want to miss.

About Bret

Bret currently serves as FOX News Channel’s (FNC) chief political anchor and anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier, the top-rated cable news program in its time slot and consistently one of the top five shows in cable news. 

About Bob

Rusbuldt has been with the Big “I” since 1986 and has been its president and CEO since 2001. He widely recognized as one of the leading lobbyists on tax, banking, insurance, and financial services issues in Washington, D.C. 

Tyler Asher

Tyler is the president of Independent Agent Distribution for Liberty Mutual Insurance. He joined Safeco in 1999 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, which have contributed to his deep understanding of the industry and how carriers and independent agents must adapt to succeed in the rapidly changing marketplace for personal insurance.

Prior to his current role, Asher was vice president of Agency Insights where he led strategy and research, analytics data science, and innovation. Prior to that, he held several leadership roles in finance including vice president and financial officer.

Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL, notably making the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. 

In 2016, he competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, making it to the finals and placing third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors.

He then put his talent on display as a guest on Ellen, who quickly became one of his biggest fans and advocates. Jon has appeared on Ellen’s show in various capacities as well as on The Today Show. He retired from the NFL after having successful open heart surgery to repair a defective aortic valve.

Jon is known for his great sense of humor and positive outlook on life. He uses his skills as a magician and his incredible life story to inspire others.

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