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Committees

Chair: Doug CliftMAIA Staff Liaison: Matt Barton
Reviews, considers and plans opportunities for growth and revenue presented to and afforded the association. Makes recommendations to staff and board regarding those opportunities, ensuring continuation of consistent and sustainable revenue for the association. 

Chair: John Higdon; MAIA Staff Liaison: Matt Barton
Researches and responds to MAIA members' and their insureds' questions and concerns regarding insurance policy coverages, terminology and interpretations. Where appropriate, it communicates with industry and regulatory officials and recommends changes in regulations, endorsements, policy forms, etc., in order to clarify intent or improve coverages. The committee participates in the Mid-America Insurance Conference and other forums relating to technical and coverage issues.
 
Chair: Samantha AitkensMAIA Staff Liaison: April Underwood
Organizes, plans and implements an annual conference for customer service representatives and other front-line employees in the insurance agency. The conference offers education specifically designed to bolster the CSR's skills for their unique tasks and workflows.
Determines topics for the Risk Specialist Series and works with staff on what educational opportunities MAIA should be providing its members. Makes recommendations on topics and speakers used in education sessions.

Government and Industry Relations Committee
Chair: Heath Greer; MAIA Staff Liaison: Matt Barton
Monitors, advocates positions and develops legislative proposals impacting members and their clients. Maintains a working relationship with industry groups, government officials and quasi-governmental entities to develop mutual understandings, strategies and solutions to address conflicts, trends and changes within the insurance industry.
 
Chair: Matt SpeightMAIA Staff Liaison: April Underwood
Organizes, plans and implements MAIA's premier event. The Missouri Agents Connection Summit joins quality education with excellent networking opportunities.
Chair: Kevin Bull; MAIA Staff Liaison: Lauryn Caldwell
Promotes the local, state and national activities to attract young people to the insurance industry. Helps organize and plan the MAC Summit and creates opportunities for leadership development within MAIA.

Encourages members to support InsurPac through a presence at events as
well as contacting members to solicit contributions. These contributions are
necessary to maintain the association's presence in the federal political
arena.
 
Chair: Tami MillsMAIA Staff Liaison: April Underwood
Organizes, plans and implements an annual conference designed especially for small to mid-size agencies to provide continuing education and information to help agents, as well as expand markets through a trade show.

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April Underwood

Director of Education & Events

WHY JOIN A COMMITTEE?
Get ideas for your own agency, network with other agents and owners, be the first to know about association news, have the chance to weigh in on new services that members need and help shape the future of our industry. These are a few of the reasons why members around Missouri choose to get involved on a committee. 

Additionally, it is a great opportunity for new and experienced agents to learn more about the association and create relationships with your peers from around the state.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any agent working for an MAIA member agency is eligible to serve on a committee.
 
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Most committees meet two to three times per year by conference call, at the MAIA office in Jefferson City, or in conjunction with an event. Committee members are encouraged to attend events that are related to their committee's specific focus.