Delaware agents recognize peers, local youth at 60th annual convention
Over 100 independent insurance agency employees and insurance company representatives mixed, mingled, learned from industry experts, and recognized outstanding peers and local youth at the Delaware Association of Insurance Agents & Brokers (IA&B) 60th annual convention, held May 31-June 1 in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Industry award recipients included Steve Burnett, ARM, CIC, of Insurance & Financial Services in Wilmington, Del., and Craig Rider, of Lititz Mutual Insurance Company in Fleetwood, Pa.
A director and former officer of IA&B, Burnett received the Wharton-Ranalli Leadership Award in recognition of his dedication and service to the independent agent community. IA&B recognized Rider with the William H. Lehnert Jr. Award for his efforts to forge strong agency-company relationships.
The Delaware agents’ association continued its tradition of awarding a $1,500 Joann Scott Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipient was Jake Willey, a 2017 graduate of Dover High School and incoming freshman at the University of Delaware.
For the second year in a row, IA&B contributed to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Adopt-A-Wish program. Wish-recipient Sammy, of Fenton, Del., spoke to convention attendees about the impact his wish had on his life.
The two-day convention also included four CE-approved seminars, networking at Kings Creek Country Club, and a Relay for Life fundraiser.