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Michael T. Walsh to Lead the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia

Thursday, January 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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Michael T. Walsh to Lead the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia
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The Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia is pleased to announce that Michael T. Walsh, CAE, has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the association. Mr. Walsh is expected to take the helm on January 19.

“IIAG's Board worked together diligently to identify the best candidate to lead us into the future,” said Jackson Sherrill, IIAG President.“After a two-month search and extensive interview process, it became crystal clear to all of us that Mike Walsh was the right leader for our association.”

Walsh comes to IIAG with over 34 years of association management experience, including 22 years as CEO of two state trade associations and over 12 years with two national fraternity headquarters. Since 2006 he has served as Executive Director of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. From 1990 to 2003 Mr. Walsh was Executive Director of the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky.

"I'm excited to be returning to the Big 'I' family and especially to the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. IIAG has long had a rich history and great reputation for being a strong, unrelenting advocate for independent insurance agents and I can't wait to get to work and meet many of you across the state."

A recognized leader in the field of association management, Walsh has received awards from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, as well as the College Fraternity Editors Association. He holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation of the American Society of Association Executives, where he has been a member since 1989. He is also an active member and Director of the Georgia Society of Association Executives.

“We are fortunate to have Mike Walsh as our newly selected CEO,” added Mr. Sherrill. “The knowledge and depth of experience he brings to IIAG is exciting for the association, its members, leaders and staff.”

The Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia (IIAG) is a professional trade association, representing 620 agencies and branches across the state since 1897. IIAG is devoted to the advancement of independent insurance agents and professionalism within the industry, offering unparalleled opportunities and unrelenting advocacy for agents at home and in Washington, D.C. Members have a strong alliance with their peers and partnerships with the industry's leading companies. They are the leaders in the industry. They are the model of professionalism, the experts, and the innovative.

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