Young Agents

What is Young Agents?

The Big "I" Young Agents program cultivates the growth of young insurance professionals by providing them with leadership training, networking strategies and business benchmarks. IIANC Young Agents are "Developing Tomorrow's Leaders, Today!"

Contact Allyson Knott at or 919-863-6517 for info on IIANC's Young Agents.

Learn about IIANC Young Agents

Who is a Young Agent?

Young Agents are identified as North Carolina licensed insurance agents under the age of 41. The individual’s agency or company must be a current member of IIANC. There is no separate membership fee required to be part of the IIANC Young Agents group.

Want to be added to the Young Agents distribution list? Email Allyson Knott at

Young Agents' Mission

The Young Agents Committee serves as the unified voice for all IIANC Young Agents in North Carolina and as the connection which perpetuates the future of the independent insurance agency system. Through effective leadership and use of resources, the mission of the Young Agents is: To attract, develop and educate young independent insurance agents.
  • To instill professionalism and ethical behavior. 
  • To address legislative issues surrounding our industry.
  • To promote good community relations.
  • To 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.

Get Involved with IIANC Young Agents

The IIANC Young Agents are an active, dynamic group, and we encourage all Young Agents in your agency to get involved in the Young Agents’ many activities and projects.

  • Events – IIANC hosts events specifically for Young Agents. These are great places to network with other Young Agents and company representatives to find markets and build valuable relationships.
     - Young Agents Baseball Outings 
       - Annual Convention
       - Joint Young Agents Conference with South Carolina 
  • Political Involvement - Young Agents in North Carolina are more politically active than anywhere else in the country. Our Young Agents raise more money for our Political Action Committees (PAC's) than most states raise from their entire membership. Young Agents are encouraged to participate in both InsurPAC and NC Small Business PAC and attend our association’s legislative events.
     - National IIABA Legislative Conference in Washington, DC
     - Click here to download a PAC contribution form
  • Community Service Projects - IIANC Young Agents are continuously involved with a service project to help our community and industry. Past projects include working with the Autism Society of North Carolina, Victory Junction, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics NC, the Ronald McDonald Houses of NC and a scholarship endowment for insurance majors at UNC-Charlotte.         
           Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina (current project)
  • Recruitment & Development - Young Agents are active in the search for new employees in the industry. To assist with this need, Young Agents are encouraging the introduction of insurance education in our high schools and community colleges. Young Agents are also involved in career recruitment programs at North Carolina universities with insurance majors.

Young Agents Awards & News

The IIANC Young Agents are recognized throughout the nation for their efforts to cultivate and inspire the next generation of industry leaders. The IIANC Young Agents has been honored as the "National PAC Winners" for the past seven consecutive years. In 2014, the IIANC Young Agents were honored with the "Outstanding Committee Project" award.

IIANC recognizes a member Young Agent who excels professionally and has shown a commitment to the insurance industry and the Young Agents group with our annual Young Agent of the Year Award. The Young Agents also present the annual Company of the Year and Broker of the Year Awards to the companies who have shown tremendous support to the Association and Young Agents throughout the year.

2014 Young Agent of the Year - Jamie Lowrey (Senn Dunn Insurance)
2014 Broker of the Year - Johnson & Johnson
2014 Company of the Year - National General Insurance