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Awards

 Contact:

Lindsay Griffin

Lindsay GriffinChief Marketing Officer
AIP
E: lgriffin@moagent.org
​​​Each year MAIA presents awards to individuals who are nominated for various reasons. See below for the list of awards and recent recipients.
Insurance Person of the Year
Criteria: The Insurance Person of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has significantly contributed to the American Agency System within the state of Missouri. It is considered the association's highest honor.
Selection: Nominations accepted from members; selected by the Executive Committee.









E. Ellwood Willard Outstanding Service Award
Criteria: This is a special award of the Executive Committee to an individual who has provided outstanding service to the association over a period of time. Not an annual award.
Selection: Special award by unanimous vote of the Executive Committee.









Young Agent of the Year
Criteria: Awarded to an agent 40 and under who has demonstrated his/her dedication to their profession by (1) involvement in local, state or national activities; (2) personal efforts to further himself/herself as an insurance professional; and (3) community activities.
Selection: Nominations accepted from members, upon recommendation from Young Agents Committee with consent of the Executive Committee.










Top Partner Award
Criteria: Awarded to an insurance company doing business in Missouri that has demonstrated during the past year, the greatest commitment to, and support of, the American Agency System and its independent insurance agent partners. Not an annual award.
SelectionNominations accepted from members; selected by the Board of Directors.















Company Representative of the Year
Criteria: Awarded to an individual employed by a company who is currently conducting the majority of his/her business in Missouri, and who has done the most to promote the MAIA, foster better company/agent relations, produce new business and/or help agents give their clients the best service in the industry.
SelectionNominations accepted from members; selected by the Board of Directors.













Committee of the Year
Criteria: To recognize MAIA committees for their outstanding contributions to the association.
SelectionPresident with consent of the Executive Committee.



















Presidential Citations
Criteria: To recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the association. Not an annual award.
SelectionPresident with consent of the Executive Committee.





 
MAIA Legislative Award
Criteria: To honor an individual who has demonstrated unselfish service and untiring efforts in protecting Missouri insurance consumers through their legislative activities and in strengthening the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents. Not an annual award.
Selection: Upon recommendation of the Government and Industry Relations Committee and staff with consent of the Executive Committee.
 
Recent Recipients:
2016: Doug Clift, CIC
2015: Belinda Brenizer, CIC
2014: Mitchell Mills, CWCC
2012: Scott Brothers, CIC
2011: Mollie Wells, CIC
2010: Dennis Smith, CLU
2009: Alan Hedrick, CIC
2008: Linda Minson, CIC, CPCU
2007: Carrol Hess, CIC, CPIA
2005: Richard Clift, CIC
2003: Jo Ann Evans, CIC
2002: Larry Case, MAIA EVP
2001: Brent Speight, CIC
2000: Robert Allen, CIC
1999: Charlie Brown, CIC, LUTCF
1998: Tom Etling
1997: Phil Garvin

Recent Recipients:
2016: Brent Speight, CIC
2015: Jo Ann Evans, CIC, CPIW
2014: Richard Minor, CIC, CWCA
2013: Leona Loethen
2009: Jack Chapman
2008: Robert Allen, CIC
2007: Richard Jackson
2006: Skip Grossnickle, CIC
2005: Judy Bish
2004: Susan Schulte
2003: Charles Brown, CIC
2001: Phil Garvin
2000: Patrick Connell
1999: Lester Bushmann, CAE
1998: Delbert Hawkins
1996: Arthur Oppenheim

Recent Recipients:
2016: Nick Brenizer, AIP, RWCS
2015: Christopher Meckem, CIC, CISR
2014: Matthew Speight, AIP, AIC
2013: Jon Stahly, AIP
2012: Parker Mills
2011: Patricia Jackson, AIP
2010: Steve Naught, CIC
2009: Kyane Marble, CIC, CISR
2008: Jason Comfort, AIP
2007: Louis Landwehr, CIC
2006: Kevin Hutchinson, CIC, CRM
2005: Paul Long
2004: Tim Dambach
2003: John E. Akers, CIC
2002: Sam Bennett, CIC
2001: Regina Griffin
2000: Teresa Brown, CIC
1999: R. Alan Hedrick
1998: Charlie Brown, CIC, LUTCF
1997: Ronald L. Koehly

Recent Recipients:
2016: The Cincinnati Insurance Cos.
2015: EMC Insurance Cos.
2014: Safeco Insurance
2013: ACUITY
2012: Allied Insurance
2011: Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
2010: Travelers
2009: Columbia Insurance Group
2008: Consumers Insurance
2007: Hawkeye Security Insurance
2006: Allied Insurance
2004: Continental Western Group
2003: Allied Insurance
2002: United Fire Group
2001: Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co.
2000: Allied Insurance
1998: Columbia Insurance Group
1997: Employers Reinsurance Co.
1996: Cameron Mutual Insurance and Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co.

Recent Recipients:
2016: John Barker, CIC, CISR, West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.
2015: Gary Dodd, CIC, Safeco Insurance
2014: Vance Allison, ACUITY
2013: James Lay, The Cincinnati Insurance Co.
2012: Andrea Powell, United Fire Group
2011: Tracy Koch, Safeco Insurance
2010: Ron Mattli, Consumers Insurance
2009: Kelly Whiting, Allied Insurance
2008: Doug Twigger, Auto-Owners Insurance
2007: Frank Blakemore, Columbia Insurance Group
2006: Mike Broghammer, United Fire Group
2005: Brad Grupe, Cornerstone National
2004: Steve Millikan, Missouri Employers Mutual
2003: Paula Hutchinson, CCMSI
2002: Alan Jannett, Allied Insurance
2001: Sylvia Able, Missouri Employers Mutual
2000: Debra Brunner, Missouri Employers Mutual
1998: Frank Blakemore, Columbia Insurance Group
1997: Gregory Wade, Travelers
1996: Mike Schnebelen, Missouri Employers Mutual

Recent Recipients:​
2016: Small Agency Conference Committee
2015: Coverage Advisory Committee
2014: Political Action Fundraising Committee
2013: Government and Industry Relations Committee
2012: CSR Development Conference Committee
2011: Leadership Conference Committee
2010: Education Committee
2009: Technical Committee
2008: Technology Committee and Young Agents Committee
2007: Government Relations Committee
2006: Education Committee
2005: Small Agency Committee
2003: Leadership Conference Committee
2002: Public Relations Committee and Young Agents Committee
2001: Small Agency Committee
2000: Government Relations Committee
1999: Young Agents Committee
1998: Small Agency Committee
1997: Fundraising Committee


Recent Recipients:​
2016: Brian Harrison, CIC
2014: Don F. Harrison
2013: Mitchell Mills, CWCC and Richard Minor, CIC, CWCA
2011: Jo Ann Evans, CIC, LTCIS, CWIS, CDHC
2009: Mitchell Mills, CWCC and Carol Stafford, CIC
2008: Robert Allen, CIC
2007: Darrin Stafford, CIC and Joe Shively, CIC
2006: Alan Hedrick, CIC

Recent Recipients:​
2007: Sen. Rob Mayer and Rep. Kevin Wilson
2004: Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer and Sen. Delbert Scott
2001: Rep. Dan Ward and Sen. Larry Rohrbach
2000: Rep. Bill Luetkenhaus