The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) was recently named a founding strategic partner by Appalachian State University's Brantley Risk & Insurance Center.
The announcement came during the 2015 IIANC InsurExpo in Durham, NC, April 8-9.
Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) students Austin Adams, Katie Pechner, Nick Carson and Kathleen Eakes participated in the expo, where they networked with independent agents and industry representatives and participated in information sessions with industry professionals. Brantley Center Associate Director Greg Langdon accompanied the students and made the announcement.
Langdon presented IIANC CEO Aubie Knight and members of the IIANC Board of Direcotrs a sculpture commemorating the more than 25 years of critical support for Appalachian by the Big I.
Pictured: Brantley Risk & Insurance Center Associate Director Greg Langdon, left, presented IIANC CEO Aubie Knight, second from left, and members of the IIANC Board of Directors Scott Evans, Jeff Haney, Bill Vogedes, Jim Mozingo and past Chairman Bobby Salmon with a "Founding Strategic Partner" sculpture.
"The IIANC is very proud of its partnership with the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center and the AppState RMI program, said IIANC Chair Scott Evans. "You can look at the leadership within our association and it doesn't take very long before you see the fingerprint of graduates of this nationally recognized program all over our Board of Directors , our committees, and in every area of leadership within the Big I. We look forward to many more years in partnership with our friends from Appalachian State."
About the Brantley Risk & Insurance Center
The Brantley Center is a privately-funded entity within the Walker College of Business that prepares the next generation of industry leaders by student interview guidance, resume production techniques and teaching networking and "soft skills" that complement the rigorous academic coursework. The RMI major at Appalachian prepares students for a wide variety of professions within the greater risk and insurance field including: General Management, Underwriting, Claims, Agency Sales & Operations, Brokerage, Surplus Lines, Risk Management and Reinsurance Specialties. insurance.appstate.edu