Young Agent Award

2024 IA&B Young Agent Award

Insurance Agents & Brokers (IA&B) developed this prestigious award to identify and recognize rising stars in the independent insurance agent community in PA, MD, and DE. Three young agents, one from each state, will be selected by a panel of judges. The nomination period closed on June 21. IA&B will announce the winners on Tuesday, Oct. 29 during the IA&B Young Agent Conference.

Meet the 2023 IA&B Young Agent Award Winners

Meet the recipients of the fourth annual IA&B Young Agent Award — Kristen McArdle, of McArdle Insurance Agency in Columbia, MD; Maria Metcalfe, of Bellevue Insurance Services in Wilmington, DE; and Kyle Rheiner, of Arthur Hall Insurance in West Chester, PA. These exceptional young insurance professionals are recognized for their outstanding commitment to our industry and their communities.
Award Criteria: 
  • Employed for one year or more by an IA&B Member in PA, MD, or DE
  • Is a licensed P&C agent
  • 40 years old or younger on Oct. 1, 2023
  • Made community contributions through volunteering or service
  • Example of emerging-leader status in the field
  • Participated in IA&B events, education, or other happenings

2023 Young Agent Movers & Shakers

IA&B also recognized four additional insurance professionals as Young Agent Movers & Shakers. Congratulations to these recipients!

Jessica Entwistle, PLCS, CLCS, CPIA
Liberty Insurance Agency, Pittsburgh, PA

Reagan Fisher
Winstead Insurance Agency, Elkton, MD

Ashley Stafford
Williams Insurance Agency, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Katie Zurawka, AINS
Howard Hanna Insurance Services, Pittsburgh, PA

(l to r) Jessica Entwistle, Ashley Stafford, Reagan Fisher, Katie Zurawka

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The IA&B Young Agent Conference and Young Agent Award are made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
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