Volunteer Leadership

The Young Agents Council consists of an executive committee and two task forces: Membership and Events.

Young Agents Council (YAC)

Charge

Through effective leadership and stewardship of resources:

  • Exemplify professionalism and ethical behavior;
  • Be actively involved in the legislative process surrounding our industry;
  • Promote good community relations; and,
  • Foster an environment in which young insurance professionals can interact with each other, resulting in successful career paths for young agents and growth for their agencies.

Shauna Canty

Member
Greene Hazel Insurance Group, a Division of HUB International Florida

Nicole L. Coppock, AIAM

Chair-Elect
Frank H. Furman, Inc.

LeeAnn Dugan, AIAM

Member
Strategic Insurance Services

Francesca Formoso

Member
TGG Financial Services, Inc. dba Harry Levine Insurance Agency

James Austen George, CIC, CRIS

Member
All Risks, Ltd.

Eric Goldman

Member
Imperial PFS

Louis Joseph Iten

Member
Randall Iten Agency, Inc.

Holly Ann Kabboord-Hemelgarn

Chair
Brevard Insurance & Marketing, Inc.

Richard Kopec

Member
Johnson & Johnson, Inc., CMGA

Kevin D. Kouwenhoven

Vice Chair
TGG Financial Services, Inc. dba Harry Levine Insurance Agency

Ronald R. McCall, III

Member
The McCall Agency, Inc.

Laurie Ann Miller, AAI

Member
RT Specialty

Mauricio R. Nalbandian, MSE, CLCS

Member
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Larry W. Nicholson, ITP

Member
American Integrity Insurance Group

Josh Niesman

Member
SafePoint Insurance

Katherine M. Schmitz

Member
Hendrickson Insurance Services

Katherine M. Schmitz

Zone 1 Coordinator
Hendrickson Insurance Services

Eric Spencer Shaw

Member
Shaw Insurance Agency, LLC

Alicia Rosier Stevens, CLCS

Member
Rosier Insurance

Christine B. Taunton, CPSR, CPII, PIAM

Member
Acentria Insurance

Sarah Joy Washburn-Carfora, AIP

Director Liaison
Wilson, Washburn & Forster Insurance

YAC Membership Task Force

Charge

  • Develop outreach efforts to recruit new hires from FAIA member agencies and companies as new YAC members.
  • Cultivate a sense of belonging, knowledge, and strength that benefits agency operations, profitability, and growth.

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YAC Events Task Force

Charge

  • Organize events and activities that promote leadership development, refine communication, and encourage community service.
  • Offer networking opportunities that create industry relationships, and innovative marketing strategies essential to successful careers and agency growth.

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